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Activities 

9 Square in The Air • Arts & Crafts • Baseball & T-Ball • Basketball • Dance • Drama & Improv • Floor Hockey • Gaga • Gymnastics • Judaic Learning • Kan Jam • Lacrosse • Music • Soccer • Swim Lessons • Tae Kwon Do • Volleyball • Yearbook • Yoga

All-Girls Theater Arts Camp

Girls in 4th-5th grades take the stage at Machaneh A.C.T. – Apachi Camp Theater! Campers hone their acting skills, build confidence and produce a show each session.

Activities

bonusesOur incredible specialty program encourages campers to explore and try a little bit everything – from flag football to fashion design and everything in-between. Artists-in-residence visit regularly to expose campers to exciting experiences and teach new skills through magic, juggling, percussion, dance and other activities. Immersed in Torah learning opportunities with our on-site Judaic Educators, everyone comes together for Shabbos celebrations, cookouts, theme days, field trips, as well as our own fantastic, high-spirited Maccabi games.

Swim Program

Boys and girls have separate swim lessons at Apachi Rogers Park with a program that helps them feel comfortable learning to swim and progress at their own pace. The well-respected Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy is praised by parents for its effective, multi-step approach.

Our certified JCC aquatics staff creates a safe, confidence building environment for J-campers. We have at least two lifeguards safeguarding the pool at all times. Counselors are in the water with children and a swim instructor is assigned to each small group.

Apachi Rogers Park J Campers love the water!
  • Yedidim campers swim 2 times a week
  • Chaverim campers swim 3 times a week
  • Dimyonah, Sport and V’Od campers swim 4 times a week
  • Chavayah campers swim 2 times a week
JCC swim tests and progress reports

Campers are tested at the beginning of summer and placed in an appropriate swim level based on specific skills. They will pass out of levels through both formal and informal testing. You will receive a swim progress report at the end of the summer which shares your swimmer’s skills and accomplishments.

Observing swim lessons

For the safety and security of our campers, Apachi Rogers Park is not open to visitors. If you are interested in observing swim instruction, please contact Wendy Singer, Camp Director.

Transportation, Friends, Food, Wellness

Convenient carpool and drop-off and pick-up

Campers will be escorted to and from your car at the start and end of the camp day. Staff will help direct traffic and will assist campers with buckles. Please do NOT get out of the car. Enter our lot ONLY on Touhy taking the exit that’s the furthest west. Use only the drop-off zone when dropping off or picking up.

  • Morning carpool line opens at 9:20am and closes at 9:40am
  • Afternoon carpool line opens at 3:30pm and closes at 3:45pm
  • If your child is dismissed at 2:00pm, you must come into the building to sign out your child.

Once your camper is safely in your car, please exit right onto Touhy. If you need to wait for an extended period of time, you will be asked to wait in the holding zone.

Walking? Children walking home without adult supervision or meeting parents who are arriving on foot will leave the building at the exit door and be walked to the Touhy/Sacramento intersection. Two JCC crossing guards will help children cross the street.

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

Your child will be in a group of approximately 14-16 children based on registration, age and friendship requests. Kids in Kindergarten and younger can be in a co-ed group. We mix grades, depending on enrollment, in our Dimyonah, Sport, V’od and Chavayah groups.

Our camper-to-staff ratios are:
8:1 for 1st graders and older
7:1 for four-year-olds and Kindergarteners

Food at summer camp

Campers work up a big appetite during their active days at JCC summer camps! We offer Aguduth Israel’s Kiwi Kids lunch program. This is a free nutritious hot lunch program for all campers funded through the state of Illinois. If you opt not to participate in the program we will keep sack lunches indoors; 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.

 

Registration

Please see below for program descriptions and fees.

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Preschool Summer Camp

Summer is a perfect time to engage your child’s imagination through hands-on experiences in music, water-play, exploration and art. Classes are lead by Early Childhood educators, with or without a parent or caregiver, and include plenty of time for discovery both indoors and out. Click here.

 

Yedidim | Girls & Boys | 4 Years

Nurturing, experienced staff guide our littlest campers in exciting camp activities and traditional Orthodox teachings in tefilot, mitzvot and brachot. Small group sizes help campers build confidence and develop new friendships while enjoying fun-filled days of art, sports, music and twice weekly swim instruction. The camp day ends at 2:00pm for Yedidim. For an additional fee, campers can extend their days until 3:30pm.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,540$1,635$1,580
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$955$1,005$970
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$955$1,005$970

 

Chaverim | Girls & Boys | Grade K

Nurturing, experienced staff guide our littlest campers in exciting camp activities and traditional Orthodox teachings in tefilot, mitzvot and brachot. Small group sizes help campers build confidence and develop new friendships while enjoying fun-filledd days of art, sports, music and swim instruction three times each week. The camp day ends at 2:00pm for Chaverim. For an additional fee, campers can extend their days until 3:30pm.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,570$1,665$1,610
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$970$1,020$985
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$970$1,020$985

 

Dimonyah | Girls | Grades 1-3

Age–appropriate and grade-specific fun and creativity for girls, includes weekly field trips, learning with Judaic Educators, swimming four days each week and specialty activities including gymnastics and mixed media arts. First and second graders have a special late night BBQ at the J. Third graders have a late night program and participate in a weekly choice specialty program.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,690$1,785$1,730
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$1,040$1,090$1,055
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$1,040$1,090$1,055

 

Sports | Boys | Grades 1-3

This unique camp combines team sports, contests and game play with an innovative Judaic curriculum. All campers take field trips to sporting events and local attractions, swim four days each week, daven daily and learn with our Judaic Educators twice each week. First and second graders have a special late night and BBQ at the JCC! Third graders have a late night program and participate in a weekly choice specialty program.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,690$1,785$1,730
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$1,040$1,090$1,055
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$1,040$1,090$1,055

 

Dimonyah V’od | Girls | Grades 4-5

Girls love the variety in this program. Along with favorite camp activities, weekly field trips and a special late night undernighter encouraging independence, girls choose their own specialty activities to enjoy three times a week. Campers swim four days each week, daven daily and learn with our onsite Judaic Educators twice each week. During Session 1, Dimonyah V’od campers travel to Wisconsin for Taste of Chavayah, a two night overnight camp experience.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,820$1,915$1,860
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$1,125$1,175$1,140
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$1,125$1,175$1,140

 

A.C.T. – Apachi Camp Theater | Girls | Grades 4-5

Budding actresses develop confidence, build self-esteem and create lasting friendships. Each session features a performance that includes every camper. A.C.T. includes opportunities for drama, theater, dancing, set design and stage management along with daily swimming and other favorite camp activities. During Session 1, Machaneh A.C.T. campers travel to Wisconsin for Taste of Chavayah, a two night overnight camp experience

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,920$2,015$1,960
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$1,175$1,225$1,190
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$1,175$1,225$1,190

 

Sports V’od | Boys | Grades 4-5

Enthusiastic athletes find more choice, variety, league play and compelling Jewish study in this competitive sports program focusing on improving skills and developing sportsmanship. Campers choose their own specialty activities, swim four days each week, daven twice daily and learn with our onsite Judaic Educators twice each week. Weekly field trips and a super-sports late night program add excitement and encourage independence.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,820$1,915$1,860
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$1,125$1,175$1,140
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$1,125$1,175$1,140

 

Chavayah @ Horwich JCC | Girls | Grades 6-8

Experienced campers love this on-the-go experience that combines urban discovery with outdoor adventure. Girls head out three times a week on full-day adventures to museums, sporting events, behind the scenes tours and amusements. Campers enjoy one overnighter to bond with friends and spend 2 days each week participating in camp activities and choice specialties including swimming, social action and Judaic learning.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
9/12-11/10
Fee
11/11-Camp
Purim Promo
2/1-2/28*
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$2,230$2,325$2,270
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$1,375$1,425$1,390
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$1,375$1,425$1,390

 

CIT | Girls & Boys | Grades 8-10

Develop leadership and communication skills, while serving as a role model for children. CITs assist teachers and counselors with swimming, sports, art and more, while participating in field trips and special service projects. Successful completion of this program makes the CIT eligible to apply for a staff position the summer before entering 11th grade.

SessionDatesFee
Full Summer | 8 Weeks6/19-8/10$1,005
Session 1 | 4 Weeks6/19-7/13$615
Session 2 | 4 Weeks7/16-8/10$615

 

Apachi Rogers Park + Chavayah Overnight Camp Combos | Grades 5-8

8 Week Combo | 5th-8th Grade
Get the best of both worlds! Spend 3.5 weeks attending Chavayah Overnight Camp and the rest of the summer at Apachi Rogers Park at a discounted price. That is 20% off overnight camp when you combine with day camp for a full JCC summer!

SessionDatesGradesFeeCanteen + Trip Account
Dimyonah Day + Chavayah Overnight6/17-8/105$3,750$35 + $35
ACT Day + Chavayah Overnight6/17-8/105$3,800$35 + $35
Chavayah Day + Chavayah Overnight6/17-8/106-8$4,000$35 + $35

 

Additional Options

SessionFee
Before & After Care$135-500
Extended Day | 4 yrs$170-275
Chavayah Overnight Bus$120

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*Monthly installment plans begin on the month after a deposit is received. Families who register during Early Bird and choose a monthly installment plan, will have six installments (November-April). For families who choose to register during the Purim Promo, their balance will be paid either in full at the time of registration or in two installments (March 15 and April 15).

 

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