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Sports Camp for 4th – 9th Grade

With specialized instruction and competitive league play, Sports Camp is designed for campers who want all sports, all day. Throughout the week, campers practice and play basketball, flag football, soccer, baseball and more along with daily swim lessons and free swim. Our outstanding staff includes experienced coaches as well as college and high school athletes.

Activities

Our traditional camp experience encourages campers to try everything! Artists-in-residence visit regularly to teach magic, juggling, percussion, cooking and more. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from arts and crafts, sports, drama, swimming, martial arts and gymnastics to name a few!  And everyone comes together for Friday Shabbat celebrations, cookouts, theme days and our annual Maccabi games.

Swim Program

Our certified aquatics staff teaches swimming in a safe, confidence-building environment. Safety is our priority and all members of our aquatics staff are certified lifeguards with CPR training.

Testing, placement, progress reports

Campers are tested at the beginning of summer and placed in an appropriate swim level based on their skills. Progress reports are sent home during the summer with a summary of skills your child is working on and those already mastered.

Apachi Flossmoor campers swim twice a day.

Observing swim lessons

You can observe your child’s swim lessons on observation days, but we recommend that these visits are limited to 30 minutes, once per session. We find that kids progress nicely and build independence on their own. If you do come to watch, please check in at the camp office before entering the camp grounds.

Transportation, Friends, Food, Wellness

Convenient carpool and drop-off

When dropping off your camper in the morning and picking up in the afternoon, please enter the parking lot and drive past the front of the building to the far parking lot. In the morning, counselors will help your camper out of the car and direct him to his camp group. In the afternoon the staff will have your child ready for you when you pull to the front of the line. When exiting onto Governor’s Hwy., please turn right so that we do not back up on 196th St.

Late? If your camper is arriving late to camp, please bring him to the camp office to check in.

Early? If you are picking up your camper early, please notify the camp office ahead of time so we can have your child ready for you. All early pick-ups must be made by 2:45pm.

Buses for Beverly and Hyde Park campers

Round-trip bus service for families in the Beverly area (K–9th) is available for an additional fee. Dependent on sufficient enrollment.

Round-trip bus service from Hyde Park JCC is available for an additional fee for campers coming from Hyde Park. Campers are picked up at Hyde Park JCC at 8:00am and return at 4:30pm.

Friendship requests

Campers can submit friendship requests in the spring and we will do our best to accommodate mutual requests as long as campers are the same gender and entering the same grade.

Camp Groups

JCC campers are separated by the grade they are entering in the fall. These supervised units are made up of single gender groups with about 12 to 18 campers per group, depending on the campers’ ages. We consider friendship requests, age and gender when grouping our campers.

Food at J Camp

We offer a fun hotdog cookout lunch each Wednesday and yummy pizza lunches on Mondays and Fridays for an additional fee. Campers bring lunch on Tuesday and Thursday. Campers who do not sign up for pizza and/or hotdogs bring their lunches on these days as well. We keep sack lunches refrigerated; don’t forget to write your camper’s name on the bag.

Food allergies

Safety and inclusion are top priorities at JCC Chicago 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 below:

Safety and inclusion are top priorities at JCC Chicago 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.

What families can expect from JCC Day Camps

Camp Responsibilities:

  • Camp staff will establish prevention protocols for the camp site.
    • Make plans so that campers with food allergies can be included in all activities.
    • Make sure ingredients of food provided at camp is available for parents to review.
    • Review the health records submitted by parents and physicians.
  • Assure that appropriate personnel are familiar with the use of epinephrine, where medication is located and the protocol for administering.
    • Arrange a training session before the start of camp.
    • Be in compliance with local and state regulations regarding the administration of medication.
  • Identify a camp emergency plan.
    • Arrange a meeting with camper and parents prior to the beginning of camp.
    • Assure that camp has the required authorization and appropriate medication to use in the event of contact.
    • Assure that anyone who will be in contact with the camper, including counselors and the unit head, know of the allergy, can recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction and knows what action to take if a reaction occurs.
  • Discuss lunch plan with the family and child before the start of camp.  Every camper with a food allergy is encouraged to use a disposal tray during lunch. A new tray will be provided to the camper each day. The tray will create a barrier between the child’s food and the table and will also make it easier for staff to clearly identify children with food allergies during lunchtime.
  • Clearly explain to families that camp environments are not allergy-free because campers and staff can bring their own food to camp, including food that contains peanuts and tree-nuts.
  • Explain JCC Chicago’s no sharing policy to campers and staff.
  • Plan for field trips or off-site activities.
    • Confirm that any emergency medications and authorizations accompany the camper and the counselor to off-site activities.
    • Assign the unit head as the person to monitor or administer medication or auto injector.
    • Be sure there is a way to contact emergency assistance.
    • Refer to manufacturer’s instructions for proper storage.

Family Responsibility

Families should:

  • Notify the camp of the camper’s allergies or suspected allergies upon registration.
    • Use the camp application and/or health form and list the foods to which your child is allergic.
    • Arrange a meeting with the camp prior to your child’s first day. We suggest that the camper is present for this meeting so that the parents, child and staff can discuss a food allergy plan together.
    • Provide camp with a completed Illinois Food Allergy Action Plan and Treatment Authorization including a current photo: Due: April 15, 2018.
    • Consider sending a box of allergy-safe snacks for your child at the beginning of the summer.
  • Medication
    • All medication must be checked for expiration dates. Parents must be prepared to replace any expired, unsealed, or previously use medication.
    • Provide full set of auto-injectors, as prescribed by physician, in original packing, clearly labeled with the camper’s name.
  • Education
    • Educate your child about his/her food allergies
      • Safe and unsafe foods
      • Strategies for avoiding unsafe foods
      • Symptoms of allergic reactions
      • How and when to tell an adult about an allergic response

Camper Responsibility

All campers should:

  • Be aware of the foods to which they are allergic.
    • Never trade food with other campers.
    • Never eat something with unknown ingredients.
    • Always ask an adult when you don’t know the ingredients.
    • Tell an adult if a reaction seems to be starting, even if there is no visible appearance of an allergic response.
    • Never go off alone if symptoms are beginning.

JCC will follow the action plan that is agreed upon with the family, and which will be based on the full disclosure of the family. While the goal of the JCC is to provide a safe and inclusive environment, JCC does not represent that the allergy restrictions and action plans are appropriate for the particular camper. JCC will not assume any liability for the approach used.

 

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.

 

Non-Stop Sports

4th–9th grade
With specialized instruction and competitive league play, Sports Camp is designed for campers who want all sports, all day. Our outstanding staff of experienced coaches as well as college and high school athletes foster skill development through individualized instruction.

Campers at Sports Camp play at all ability levels. Our program emphasizes so much more than competing and winning. Sports Camp nurtures teamwork, sportsmanship, effort and, most importantly, fun.

Core Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football

Other Athletics

    • Twice Daily Swimming
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Golf
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Gaga
    • Water Polo
    • Track and Field
    • Tennis
      …and more

Rain or shine, we have the right spaces for almost any sport. Our facilities include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, baseball diamond, expansive athletic fields, outdoor pool and gaga pit. For golf, we visit the Coyote Run Golf Course.

Registration

Please see below for program descriptions and fees.

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Juniors | 3 Days | 3-4 Years

Set the stage for your child’s lifelong love of camp. Whether you choose 3 or 5 days, regular or extended days, our nurturing, specially trained staff provides your child with the attention and sense of security they need for a positive first camp experience. Small camp groups encourage participation in sports, games, art, dance and music where the emphasis is on building confidence, making friends and having fun. Participation in our swim instruction program builds water skills and elevates confidence. The camp day ends at 1:00pm for Juniors. For an additional fee, campers can extend their days until 3:30pm.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$1,530$1,575$1,625
8 Week6/18-8/10$1,380$1,425$1,475
1 Week$190$200$210

 

Juniors | 5 Days | 3-4 Years

Set the stage for your child’s lifelong love of camp. Whether you choose 3 or 5 days, regular or extended days, our nurturing, specially trained staff provides your child with the attention and sense of security they need for a positive first camp experience. Small camp groups encourage participation in sports, games, art, dance and music where the emphasis is on building confidence, making friends and having fun. Participation in our swim instruction program builds water skills and elevates confidence.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$1,940$1,980$2,030
8 Week6/18-8/10$1,740$1,780$1,830
1 Week$245$255$265

 

Pathfinders | 3 Days | Grades K-1

Non-stop fun-filled days are packed with opportunities to enjoy new and favorite activities while creating lifelong memories. Campers in grade-specific groups improve their skills and build self-esteem through a range of specialties including art, music, sports and drama. Campers have instructional/free swim daily.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$1,885$1,925$1,975
8 Week6/18-8/10$1,710$1,750$1,800
1 Week$235$245$255

 

Pathfinders | 5 Days | Grades K-1

Non-stop fun-filled days are packed with opportunities to enjoy new and favorite activities while creating lifelong memories. Campers in grade-specific groups improve their skills and build self-esteem through a range of specialties including art, music, sports and drama. Campers have instructional/free swim daily and 5-day campers head out on four exciting field trips building your camper’s independence and self-confidence.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$2,250$2,290$2,340
8 Week6/18-8/10$2,010$2,050$2,100
1 Week$290$300$310

 

Pioneers | Grades 2-3

The Pioneer’s self-guided schedule keeps the experienced camper asking for more. Twice a week campers choose among a variety of specialties giving them the chance to explore new and favorite activities. Campers cool off in the pool with swim instruction and free swim. Field trips add to the fun.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$2,350$2,390$2,440
8 Week6/18-8/10$2,100$2,140$2,190
1 Week$300$310$320

 

Voyagers | Grades 4-6

There are no two summers exactly alike in this self-guided program that includes specialties four days a week, twice a day. Create a customized summer by choosing from league sports, competitive athletics, hobbies, arts & crafts, Mad Science, dance and cooking. Plus, participate in favorite camp activities, swim twice daily with one period for instruction, take weekly field trips with friends at camp. The Voyager program strengthens your child’s independence, makes them more self-reliant and prepares them for overnight camp.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$2,635$2,675$2,725
8 Week6/18-8/10$2,330$2,370$2,420
1 Week$330$340$350

 

Sports | Grades 4-9

Enthusiastic athletes find more choice, variety, and league play in this competitive sports program focusing on personal growth and sportsmanship. Sports Camp is designed for campers who want all sports, all day. Our outstanding staff includes experienced coaches as well as college and high school athletes. Twice daily swim with one period devoted to instruction and weekly field trips to exciting attractions add to the fun.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$2,635$2,675$2,725
8 Week6/18-8/10$2,330$2,370$2,420
1 Week$330$340$350

 

Tweens | 2 Days | Grades 7-9

This on-the-go program of outdoor adventure and urban discovery keeps the experienced camper asking for more. Venture out two times a week for bowling, golfing, arts & crafts, and social action projects then spend the remainder of the day participating in favorite camp activities. Twice a week campers enjoy full-day outings to museums, sporting events, water parks and more.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$1,735$1,770$1,820
8 Week6/18-8/10$1,570$1,605$1,655
1 Week$215$225$235

 

Tweens | 5 Days | Grades 7-9

This on-the-go program of outdoor adventure and urban discovery keeps the experienced camper asking for more. Venture out two times a week for bowling, golfing, arts & crafts, and social action projects then spend the remainder of the day participating in favorite camp activities. Twice a week campers enjoy full-day outings to museums, sporting events, water parks and more.

SessionDatesPriority Price
9/12-10/9
Early Bird
10/10-2/28
Fee
3/1-Camp
9 Week6/18-8/17$2,770$2,810$2,860
8 Week6/18-8/10$2,470$2,500$2,560
1 Week$350$360$370

 

CIT | Grades 10-11

A leadership training experience. Call 773.753.3080 for more details.

SessionDatesFee
9 Week6/18-8/17$125
8 Week6/18-8/10$110
1 Week$55

 

Taste of Apachi Flossmoor | Grade K-9

Start your camp experience early by attending Apachi Flossmoor for a week. Each day includes activities, swimming and round trip bus transportation.

SessionDatesFee
1 Week6/18-6/22$415

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