Presidents’ Day Program at Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp in Lake Zurich

What kid doesn’t need a healthy dose of summer fun smack in the middle of February to get rid of those cold weather blahs? Luckily, our friends at JCC Chicago’s Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp have summer on their minds ALL YEAR LONG. Experts in all things creative and fun, the dedicated staff at Apachi J Camp has created a unique mini-camp experience taking place on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JCC Chicago President's Day MiniCamp
Photo Credit: Lynn Renee Photography

The program is designed for 1st -4th graders and includes activities led by expert staff, followed by a pizza lunch. Each child chooses a mini camp and, trust us, there is something for everyone! The Clay Monet Art Specialty will offer two projects: painting ceramics and making charms. Science lovers can explore electricity with games and experiments all led by Noggin Builders. Sports obsessed kids will love Golf and Sports, a chance to learn swinging and putting techniques and time to enjoy other high-energy, non-competitive games with Chicago School of Golf.

JCC Chicago President's Day Mini Camp
Photo Credit: Lynn Renee Photography

“We’re offering Presidents’ Day Mini Camp to not only help parents fill their kids’ schedule with a meaningful experience on a day off, but to give campers a taste of camp during the school year,” said Jennifer Berkson Zislis, Director of Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp in Lake Zurich. “It’s also a chance for anyone who wants to give camp a try to come see what we’re all about. Kids can experience all the fun of camp and meet some of our staff before the countdown to summer begins.”

Summer Camp – Photo Courtesy of JCC Chicago

Presidents’ Day Mini Camp is actually a condensed version of the weeklong June Mini Camps offered at Elaine Frank Apachi between school and camp (June 12- June 16; 9:30am-2:30pm). The week in June allows families to get a jump start on summer with special programming. Or, it’s a fun opportunity for any kid to experience a week of camp at Apachi. June Mini Camp offers Art, Science and Sports specialties in the morning and afternoons of lunch, camp games and swimming in the beautiful outdoor pool.

Summer Camp – Photo courtesy of JCC Chicago

Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp is truly one of the gems of Lake County located on Old McHenry Road, just North of Route 22. Nestled within 37 acres of prairie beauty, the camp offers the best of everything: state-of-the-art, air conditioned indoor spaces and pristinely kept outdoor grounds that include winding nature trails, a glistening swimming pool, basketball courts, a ropes course, zipline, vast open spaces for activities and group time and the world-renowned Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor science park.

Garoon Gateway to Science

If you haven’t seen this camp or met the staff, you need to. Tours are available all yearlong. Even under the gray haze of winter, your imagination will transport you to the warm days of summer fun.

Learn more about Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp, including dates and time.

Presidents’ Day Mini Camps
Monday, February 20, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp

23280 North Old McHenry Road , Lake Zurich
Ages 1st-4thGrades
Cost $35/child (includes pizza lunch)
(847) 726.0800 | [email protected] | JCC Chicago J Camps on Facebook | JCC Chicago on Facebook

Disclosure: JCC Chicago is a paid advertiser and has provided copy for this article. All thoughts and opinions belong to JCC Chicago. 





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When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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