Camps

Summer is meant for camp

With Keshet support, kids, teens and young adults thrive at day and overnight camps. Whether learning a new swim stroke or participating in a talent show, camp provides the ideal setting for campers to continue growing, learning, socializing and, of course, having fun. Keshet sets the stage for creating lifelong memories and friendships.

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We're looking for the best staff for Summer 2022!

Keshet hires people who believe in the idea that “everyone benefits when everyone can participate” to work at day and overnight camps. Our camp staff team is made up of compassionate, responsible, fun people who enjoy working with kids and being outdoors. Counselors provide just the right amount of support and encouragement for campers to feel independent, build social connections, explore new activities and experience the joy of summer.

Keshet operates its own camps as well as partners with exceptional day camps located in Chicago, Northbrook, Evanston, Wheeling, Lake Zurich and Skokie, Illinois and overnight camps in Wisconsin. Applicants must be at least 17 years-old. Positions include camp counselors who provide 1-to-1 inclusion support, floater counselors who work with many different campers, and site supervisors.

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Keshet ensures that everyone is included

Model of inclusion

Keshet is a national leader in facilitating inclusive camp programs where campers with disabilities participate to the greatest possible extent in the full camp experience. Campers with and without disabilities do all camp activities together, eat together and, at overnight camp, live together.

Personalized support

Campers with developmental disabilities or other complex needs benefit from Keshet’s expertise in providing individualized accommodations, behavioral supports and one-on-one care. Each camp site has a Keshet site director and/or inclusion coordinator who works closely with staff to make sure each camper’s individual needs are met.

The right fit

Keshet works with outstanding partner camps and organizations that are deeply committed to promoting inclusion. With 18 day and overnight camp locations, Keshet has a camp program that fits nearly any interest, special need and background. We are proud to partner with JCC Chicago day and overnight camps, Junior Gan Israel, Camp Nageela Midwest and Ramah Day Camp.

Our Camps

Keshet’s very own day camp provides a structured program, positive peer interaction and a nurturing environment.

Days are filled with camp activities -sports, art, music, fitness, drama, yoga, science, dance and more. Special events include community outings to go swimming, explore nature, play at parks and volunteer with community organizations.

A highlight each summer is the Teen & Tween Overnight Trip for 4 days/nights at a nearby overnight camp. Dates TBD

Please note: Teen & Tween Camp will be closed on July 4.

Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Skokie
9:30am-3:30pm
June 20-August 12
12-21 years | $5000

Students who participate in Extended School Year (ESY) in the mornings, can join Teen & Tween Camp in the afternoons for an additional fee.

Afternoon Fee for ESY: $3600
Teen & Tween Overnight Trip for ESY: $850

A TRADITION OF INCLUSION

For over 30 years, Keshet has had a unique partnership with JCC Chicago to foster inclusion at each Apachi Camp site. This allows for campers to go to camp in their home communities often with their classmates from school.

Inclusive camp programming is made possible through the collaboration of Keshet, JCC Chicago and Jewish United Fund.

APACHI J CAMPS | apachi.org

Please note: JCC Chicago J Camps will be closed on July 4.

Three or four week sessions are available in some situations. Contact Joelle Kelenson at jkelenson@keshet.org to discuss details.

Apachi Evanston
June 13-August 5
3 years-3rd grade | $5300
4th-7th grade | $5600

Apachi Hyde Park
June 27-August 12
4 years-2nd grade | $5000
3rd-7th grade | $5200

Apachi Northside
July 27-August 12
4 years-2nd grade | $6000
3rd-7th grade | $6100
Optional Bus Fee $1200

Apachi Old Town
July 27-August 12
4 years-2nd grade | $6000
3rd-7th grade | $6100
Optional Bus Fee $1200

Apachi Rogers Park
June 21-August 12
K-7th grade | $6000

Apachi Village Lake Zurich
Half day program
June 13-August 5
3-4 years | $4600

Apachi Village Northbrook
Half day program
June 20-August 12
3-4 years | $4600

Apachi Village Rogers Park
Half day program
June 21-August 12
2-4 years | $4500

Elaine Frank Apachi
June 13-August 5
3 years-3rd grade | $5300
4th-7th grade | $5700
Optional Bus Fee $1100

‘Z’ Frank Apachi
June 20-August 12
4 years-3rd grade | $6325
4th-7th grade | $6800
Optional Bus Fee $1100

JCC CAMP CHI

campchi.com

Session 1

June 19-July 15
4th-10th grade | $7100*

Session 2

July 17-August 12
4th-10th grade | $7100*

Try Chi

August 14-17
3rd-6th grade | $850

*Additional Fees: Optional Bus for $210, Canteen and Trip Account (depending on age and session length)

Full summer and shorter session options are also available at Camp Chi and Avodah.

AVODAH CORPS AT CAMP CHI

campchi.com

Session 1

June 19-July 15
10th grade-21 years | $6500*

Session 2

July 17-August 12
10th grade-21 years | $6500*

*Additional Fees: Optional Bus for $210, Canteen and Trip Account (depending on session length)

Full summer and shorter session options are also available at Camp Chi and Avodah.

CAMP NAGEELA MIDWEST

campnageelamidwest.org

Contact Joelle Kelenson at jkelenson@keshet.org for more information.

Ramah Day Camp | ramahday.com
June 20-August 12
K-8th grade | $6100
Includes bus transportation

Junior Gan Israel | skokiechabad.org
2-6 years
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Reserve your spot for the best summer ever

Complete the application to let us know your interest. Our staff will then be in touch with next steps.

If you have questions or want to discuss which program is the best option for your child, contact Joelle Kelenson, Director of Recreation, at jkelenson@keshet.org or 847.412.5773.

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Fee assistance

Need-based fee assistance is available for camp for those who qualify. Awards are made on a rolling basis until funds have been fully distributed. It is important to register for camp early to ensure funding is available for your family.

Families will indicate their interest in receiving assistance when they register online. Our team will then be in touch with you about next steps. Contact Anca at 847.205.1234 for more information.

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Partners in inclusion

Keshet and JCC Chicago are partners in serving children with disabilities in summer day and overnight camps. For more than 20 years, Keshet has proudly supported campers and fostered disability inclusion at Apachi Day Camps and Camp Chi.

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