4th – 7th grade

jamee smithJamee Smith

Director, Elaine Frank Apachi

Jamee Smith has been with Apachi Day Camp for 26 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.

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.


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: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2020-21 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!

Session 1 | 2 Wks6/22-7/2
Session 2 | 2 Wks7/20-7/31$1,065
Apachi STEM 2 Wks Session 1 + EFA 2 Wks6/22-7/17$2,130
Apachi STEM 2 Wks Session 2 + EFA 2 Wks7/20-8/14$2,130
Apachi STEM 2 Wks + EFA 6 Wks6/22-8/14$4,100
Apachi STEM 4 Wks + EFA 4 Wks6/22-8/14$3,900


For 4, 6, or 8 week campers
Before Care$245-490
Before Care - 3 Days$150-300
After Care$365-725
After Care - 3 Days$220-435
After Care and Woodland Commons Transportation Combo$425-850
After Care and Woodland Commons Transportation Combo - 3 Days$255-510
Transportation - Woodland Commons (1 way)$145-285
Transportation - Woodland Commons (round-trip)$250-495
Transportation - 1 Way$270-535
Transportation - Round-Trip$440-875
Transportation - Round-Trip - 3 Days$365-525
Birthday Celebration$25
Enrichment Classes - (ie. Arts, Sports, Outdoor Adventure)$20/day
Apachi STEM Session 1 or 2 campers only
Before Care$125
After Care$180
After Care and Woodland Commons Transportation Combo$215
Transportation - Woodland Commons (1 way)$75
Transportation - Woodland Commons (round-trip)$125
Transportation - 1 Way*$140
Transportation - Round-Trip*$220
Birthday Celebration$25
     *Bus options will only be available at existing stops


All Apachi Day Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities.

Contact Us

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