Day Camps


The Jewish Community Center of Chicago has a variety of day camps with locations all over the metropolitan area. Come celebrate Jewish culture!

Camp Henry Horner (JCYS)

Overnight and day camps with a variety of activities, weekly field trips, B'nai mitzvah lessons, Shabbat services. Located in Ingleside, IL.

Camp TOV

Take your summer from ordinary to extraordinary at Camp TOV! This social service "day camp on wheels" allows you to make a difference in Chicago in just one week. Feed the hungry, visit the elderly, help the environment and learn about the social service needs of Chicago, all while having fun, meeting new friends, developing leadership skills and earning community service hours for school. Become a Tikkun Olam Volunteer at Camp TOV!


Day camp experience for children and young adults with disabilities. Located in Northbrook.


Serves Jewish children, their families and community through programs emphasizing learning, recreation, personal growth, appreciation for Jewish values and culture, and leadership development. Family support, respite care and recreation programs for individuals with special needs and their families.

Junior Gan Israel Day Camp

For ages 2-6. Experienced early childhood educators.

Pirchei and Bnos Day Camps

Orthodox, Camp Pirchei for boys and Camp Bnos for girl. Phone: 773-478-7470 or 773-588-5078.

Ramah Day Camp

Operated by Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. A full range of activities, including sports, cookouts, swimming and the arts, integrates Jewish values and learning. Located in Wheeling.

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The Latest

Anti-Bullying Video released by Springboard StudioChi Teens

Through Springboard , a new initiative to increase the number of Chicagoland teens engaged in Jewish life, teens spent their spring break at JCC Camp Chi learning about film making, Jewish values and social media. Filmmaker Kobi Swissa taught the participants everything that goes into creating a film and the teens decided to create an anti-cyberbullying piece. You can view the film here .

Teen of The Month

Teens @ JUF is now accepting nominations for the Teen of the Month. Jewish teens ages 13-18 who reside in the Chicago-land area are eligible to be nominated. Winners will be announced on the Teens at JUF Facebook page at the end of each month. For more information or to submit a nomination visit .