- Fascinating field trips
- Top notch entertainers
- Arts ’n Crafts
Fun when there’s no school in Chicago, Northbrook & Skokie
Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Ages 5-11)
No school? No problem! Your kids will welcome the fun with a day “off” at JCC. Vacation Days spark creativity with engaging programming… sports, swimming and all kinds of great games. Our experienced staff have a wide variety of child-approved activities up their sleeves, plus our field trips provide valuable experiences to your child. Back at the “J,” make way for entertainers! From music to juggling, these top notch specialists get your kids dancing, singing and laughing! Everyone wins with JCC Vacation Days!
For more information about Vacation Days, contact Amy Kellogg.
Email: Amy Kellogg | Phone: 847.763.3606
Exciting Specialty Camps August 11-22!
JCC specialty camps offer kids the chance to focus on the last bit of summer fun before school starts. Choose from 4, one-week, half-day experiences, or 1 week-long full-day adventure! View the brochure (PDF)
Upcoming Vacation Days
September 2014: Hyde Park JCC
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Behind-the-Scenes Adventures Begins
What’s behind the counter? | 8–12 yrs
Behind-the-Scenes Adventures features a week of trips to see how organizations run their businesses. Kids enjoy an amazing week learning how the world works behind company doors. A variety of organizations reveal what usually happens privately without being known or seen by the public. Locations may include Oberweis®, Jelly Belly® Factory, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, restaurants and more!
Legos® Kids Camp Morning
Emmett’s World | 6–8 yrs
Inspired by elements of The Lego® Movie, this Bricks 4 Kidz® camp is a variety of our All-Star themes including mining and crafting, superheroes, ninjas, pirates, cars, construction vehicles, and spacemen. Each day will include loads of building, games, challenges, and motorized creations that are sure to make you feel like you are a part of Emmet’s world.
Slipping & Sliding at “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp! Kids will be wet and wild today at Slipping & Sliding Vacation Day at ZFA Campgrounds. Kids will be able to enjoy all that ZFA has to offer including boating, swimming in the pool as well as doing slip & slides. The goal is every child will be soaked and smiling from all the fun!! *Don’t forget swimsuit, towel, lunch and sunscreen.
Culinary Adventures Begins
Creating new treats | 8–12 yrs
JCC Culinary Adventures offers an entertaining and fun end of summer experience before school starts. Kids learn where their food comes from and about making healthy choices, then present and sample their yummy kid-friendly recipes. Your budding chef will enjoy creating new treats to bring home to your table. The fee includes all needed materials for the class.
Theater Camp Begins
Acting and Improvisation! 7–12 yrs
This fun, fast paced class is a great introduction to acting and improvisation through exciting games and coached exercises. Whether your child is new to acting or an experienced performer, this class is great for all levels. Students will work on confidence, memorization, spontaneity, expression, and teamwork, all while becoming a more dynamic and stand out performer. Skills taught in this class go far beyond the boundaries of the stage and become important tools for everyday life.
Legos® Kids Camp Afternoon
Mining & Crafting | 7–12 yrs
Do you have a Minecraft® fanatic in your house? Our Mining & Crafting camp brings the fantasy world of the popular video game to life. Campers will complete models of Steve and different elements of his world, including pigs, chickens, and the Creeper with Legos! Campers will also build motorized models related to the game and complete daily building challenges. The possibilities are endless at Mining & Crafting camp and your young builder is sure to love every minute of it! Legos® Kids Camp Morning Emmett’s World 9-12s
Glenview Flick Aquatic Center – Kids will enjoy a day at Glenview Flick Aquatic Center and all that it has to offer including a large zero-depth play pool with interactive spray play features with a tropical garden play structure. Kids will also have the opportunity to go into the spray play area with our custom-designed water cannon game and two giant water flume slide. Plus, Flick also has a diving well with two drop slides along with a three meter and one meter diving board. If your child isn’t the best swimmer, you can send them with a flotation life jacket. All flotation devices must be “Coast Guard Approved.” *Don’t forget swimsuit, towel, lunch and sunscreen.
Water games at “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp! We will work in teams today and the goal is to see how many kids can get soaked!! We will play water relays such as wet shirt, sponge and soggy sweatpants. We will continue our water fun in the “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp Pool. *Don’t forget swimsuit, towel, lunch and sunscreen.
Rainbow Falls Waterpark
Today, is all about having fun and getting wet at Elk Grove Village Park District’s Rainbow Falls Waterpark. Kids will have a variety of options for water fun. If they choose Barracuda Bowl where they will enjoy whirling around the water vortex or Iguana Island, a three story water fun house. The kids can have a relaxing time riding a tube on the Reptile River aka Lazy River. For the taller children who are over 48 inches, they can ride on the Pelican Plunge(wind your way down to the water with this fast, fun slide), or go on the Calypso Twist which houses four giant water slides (two body slides and two tube slides) which twist you down to the River’s edge. Check out their website for more information: http://www.elkgroveparks.org/Rainbow_Falls/
**Kids will need their swimsuit, towel, lunch and sunscreen.
Splash Time at “Z” Frank Apachi campgrounds
Kids will enjoy of day of water inflatables, boating, swimming in the “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp Pool. We will come together for an ice cream social to end a great week of water fun!
**Kids will need their swimsuit, towel, lunch and sunscreen.