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Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) is an independent, nonprofit agency dedicated to serving both Chicagoland’s Jewish and greater communities as well as developing leaders and volunteers. JCYS is an all-inclusive organization that welcomes families of all faiths and backgrounds. It serves more than 2,000 children each summer. The educational and recreational programs nurture individual growth and promote responsibility to others. Check out all of JCYS’s offerings.

Big City Day Camp

Ages: Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Location: Chicago, IL

An urban day camp offering diverse activities and field trips, Big City Day Camp offers swim lessons with Red Cross certified instructors, weekly sessions with professional sport coaches, artists, musicians and yoga instructors, while college-educated counselors sprinkle in singing, cooperative games, dancing and arts and crafts. Campers enjoy sun and sand at Chicago beaches, unique field trips with behind-the-scenes experiences and cookouts with this urban camp adventure.

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Henry Horner

Ages: Kindergarten – 10th Grade

Location: Ingleside, IL

Located on 180 wooded acres on the shores of Wooster Lake, Camp Henry Horner is an outdoor day and overnight camp that features lake excursions, a ropes course and zip line, sports fields, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, cooking, outdoor education and an outdoor heated pool.

Camp
Red Leaf

Ages: Youth 9 – 21 years old; Adults 21 and older

Location: Ingleside, IL

Through Camp Red Leaf, JCYS is able to offer youth and adults with special needs an opportunity to enjoy a highly adaptable summer camp experience and weekend respite care on the grounds of the beautiful Camp Henry Horner and Lake Wooster.

Camp STAR

Ages: 6 – 12 years old

Location: Highland Park, IL

A joint effort by the Hyperactivity, At
tention and Learning Problems Clinic


(HALP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and JCYS, Camp STAR provides quality summer programming for children with ADHD and related disorders by blending an intensive therapeutic program with a fun camp experience.




Horner Grove
Day Camp

Ages: 6 weeks – 6 years old

Location: Buffalo Grove, IL

JCYS brings the traditional day camp spirit to the Northwest Family Center. Campers will have the opportunity to explore special interests in nature, karate, tumbling, sports, music, drama, arts and crafts and daily swim lessons. Utilizing a newly renovated athletic field and indoor facilities, Horner Grove Day Camp offers an all-inclusive camp experience in a convenient location.

Jon Vegosen
Champ Camp

Ages: 1st – 6th Grade

Location: Highland Park, IL

Jon Vegosen Champ Camp is designed to promote healthy lifestyles through a combination of tennis, fitness, swimming and nutrition education. It focuses on the development of confidence and self-esteem, healthy lifestyle habits, teamwork skills and an appreciation for athletics and sportsmanship. Through daily swim and tennis lessons at the state-of-the-art Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center, Champ Camp will make a champion out of your summer camper.

North Shore
Day Camp

Ages: Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Location: Highland Park, IL

More than 200 campers enjoy daily swimming instruction and sports, music and drama, and arts and crafts, along with weekly field trips, overnighters and Friday FunDays, North Shore Day Camp creates lasting camp memories every summer.

NSDC Sports

Ages: 2nd – 7th Grade

Location: Highland Park, IL

Imagine a camp with an ideal sports training facility. Each week, NSDC Sports campers learn a variety of sports through skill drills, games and tournaments. Located at the Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center, this camp has access to tennis courts, a heated pool for swim lessons and a sports court that can accommodate any game from basketball and tennis to flag football and soccer.

Sunflower Day Camp

In Lakeview:

Ages: 2 – 5 years old

Location: Chicago, IL

In Highland Park:

Ages: 1 – 5 years old

Location: Highland Park, IL

JCYS starts the summer camp experience early with Sunflower Day Camp where the youngest campers enjoy age-appropriate water activities, in-house field trips and outdoor fun where they enjoy arts and crafts, music and games.


Visit www.jcys.org/summer-camps for more information.