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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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 newest day camp provides a structured program, positive peer interaction and a nurturing environment specifically for kids entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Camp North provides opportunities for fun, social engagement in the afternoons. It’s the perfect addition to summer days at ESY or morning therapies. Activities include sports, art, music, science, games, dance and more.

Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
12:30-3:30pm
June 21-August 13
K-8 | $1650

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

Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Skokie
9:30am-3:30pm
June 21-August 13
12-21 years | $6800

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: $1650
Teen & Tween Overnight Trip for ESY: $1020

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 5.

Three or four week sessions are available in some situations. Contact Marni Sommerfield at msommerfield@keshet.org to discuss details.

Apachi Evanston
June 21-August 13
3 years-5th grade | $4000
6th-7th grade | $4350

Apachi Hyde Park
July 6-August 13
3 years-4th grade | $3980

Apachi Northside
July 6-August 13
4 years-2nd grade | $5005
3rd-7th grade | $5082
Optional Bus Fee $1144

Apachi Old Town
July 6-August 13
4 years-2nd grade | $5005
3rd-7th grade | $5082
Optional Bus Fee $1144

Apachi Rogers Park
June 21-August 13
4 years-K | $5200
1st-8th grade | $5800

Apachi Village Lake Zurich
June 14-August 6
3-4 years | $4500

Apachi Village Northbrook
June 21-August 13
3-4 years | $4500

Apachi Village Rogers Park
June 21-August 13
2-4 years | $4500

Elaine Frank Apachi
June 14-August 6
3 years-3rd grade | $5130
4th-7th grade | $5495
Optional Bus Fee $1335

‘Z’ Frank Apachi
June 21-August 13
4 years-3rd grade | $6140
4th-7th grade | $6600
Optional Bus Fee $1450

JCC CAMP CHI

campchi.com

Session 1

June 20-July 16
4th-10th grade | $7020*

Session 2

July 18-August 13
4th-10th grade | $7020*

Try Chi

August 15-18
3rd-6th grade | $850

*Additional Fees: Optional Bus for $195, Canteen and Trip Account (depending on age)

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

AVODAH CORPS AT CAMP CHI

campchi.com

Session 1

June 20-July 16
10th grade-21 years | $6480*

Session 2

July 18-August 13
10th grade-21 years | $6480*

*Additional Fees: Optional Bus for $195, Canteen and Trip Account (depending on age)

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

CAMP NAGEELA MIDWEST

 

campnageelamidwest.org

Girls Session

June 20-July 12
3rd-9th grade | $3900

Boys Session

July 14-August 5
3rd-9th grade | $3900

Ramah Day Camp | ramahday.com
June 14-August 6
K-6th grade | $5920
Includes bus transportation

Junior Gan Israel | skokiechabad.org
2-6 years
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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.

Our partner camps

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Fee assistance

Need-based fee assistance is available for camp for those who apply by Feb. 15, 2021. 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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