APACHI STEM

4th – 7th grade

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Summer 2022 Health, Safety, and Programming

Learn how we plan to continue the safety measures we employed in Summer 2020 and 2021 and will adjust accordingly based upon the latest recommendations of our local and national health departments.

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jamee smithJamee Smith

Director, Elaine Frank Apachi

Jamee Smith has been with Apachi Day Camp for 27 years and every year she still counts down the days until camp begins. She began as a counselor and quickly realized she wanted to be a part of Apachi Day Camp year-round. Jamee feels lucky to be the Director of Elaine Frank Apachi because not only does she see all the big smiles on campers’ faces each day, she also gets to watch her campers and staff grow and change over the course of each summer. Her favorite thing about Elaine Frank Apachi is watching the relationships form between campers and staff because Jamee knows those bonds are magical.

Jamee holds a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Teaching from National Louis University. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her family, walking her dog, Jack, listening to music, knitting, reading, and exercising.

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Overnight Camp

Try Chi

Try Chi is our 4-day, 3-night overnight camp experience for 2nd-6th graders at Camp Chi in Lake Delton, WI. Campers meet new friends and live in cabins with experienced, caring counselors who help them feel comfortable right away. They’ll feel the spirit of camp with cookouts, campfires, sing-alongs and great evening programs.

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Apachi Combos

Apachi + Camp Chi

Twice the fun! Combine Apachi Day Camp with Camp Chi Overnight Camp for one incredible summer experience and save 20% on the cost of Camp Chi.
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J at School

You can save on the cost of camp by combining Apachi Day Camp with your child’s J at School After Care or Before & After Care Combo
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Early Childhood

When you combine Apachi Day Camp with Early Childhood, you can save 20% on the cost of camp!
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Apachi STEM Details

Optional round-trip bus transportation for campers living within our designated boundaries is available for a fee. Bus pick-up and drop-off locations are a combination of door-to-door, corner and cluster stops. Locations are determined based on registration and routes are designed to be as efficient as possible. Routes may change from summer to summer depending on enrollment. Buses are driven by licensed, professional drivers, and staffed by Apachi bus counselors who make sure campers stay buckled in their seats at all times.

Campers can also carpool to and from camp using our convenient carpool lanes. To make camp pick-up as efficient as possible, we assign each car or carpool a number that we can use to quickly match campers with their rides. Sweet, simple and safe! All campers in carpools are escorted to and from their cars by our staff. The carpool form can be accessed on CampInTouch.

Food

A pizza lunch is provided on Tuesdays and there is a hotdog cookout every Friday. The remainder of the week, please send along a sack lunch that we’ll refrigerate.

Food allergies

Safety and inclusion are top priorities at Apachi Day Camps. Our camps are committed to being allergy-safe. While our camps are not allergen-free, we strive to make our camp environments as safe as possible for children with food allergies using a customized approach and working closely with each family to develop an action plan for the child. More information can be found here.

Immunizations & Health Forms

To participate in camp, campers must have a completed health form signed by a physician on file. We also require documentation of immunizations.

The nurse, is in

Our full-time registered nurse is on-site all summer to treat minor injuries and prescribe campers a little “tlc” when needed. If your child visits the nurse, you will receive a note describing the treatment. In the rare event of a serious injury, you will be notified immediately and, if you are unavailable, we will contact those on your emergency calling list.

Please note: Due to record inflation there will be a one-time surcharge of $25/week per camper to support a rise in direct costs including counselor pay. Given the important role of our summer staff, we have increased their pay to ensure our ability to hire the very best team for our campers.

Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2022-23 school year.

Apachi STEM  |  Grades 4-7

Session 1: Explore electricity and design working circuits to make your own doorbell or alarm box. Work together to create a boat for our cardboard regatta and engineer you own working spring car. Plus design & build robots and experiment with chemical reactions!

Session 2: Crazy contraptions are all around us. Explore simple machines and combine them to make elaborate actions. Dive into in the mystery of forensic science with codes and ciphers. Plus design & build robots and experiment with chemical reactions!

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 2 Wks6/13-6/24$1,265$1,265$1,265
Session 2 | 2 Wks7/18-7/29$1,265$1,265$1,265
Apachi STEM 2 Wks Session 1 + EFA 2 Wks6/13-7/8$2,350$2,450$2,525
Apachi STEM 2 Wks Session 2 + EFA 2 Wks7/11-8/5$2,350$2,450$2,525
Apachi STEM 2 Wks + EFA 6 Wks6/13-8/5$3,905$4,105$4,255
Apachi STEM 4 Wks + EFA 4 Wks6/13-8/5$3,905$4,105$4,255
The following Apachi STEM sessions are full:
Session 1 | 2 Wks
Apachi STEM 2 Wks Session 1 + EFA 2 Wks

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All Apachi Day Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities. Call Keshet for more information concerning camping opportunities for campers who may need additional support. JCC Chicago and Keshet are partners serving children with disabilities in summer day and overnight camps.

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For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 847.726.0800 or complete the form below.