North Shore Day Camps

North Shore Day Camp is truly the summer camp where everyone knows your child’s name! Our philosophy is simple. We love children and we love day camp and our goal is that each camper has a fun and adventure-filled summer introducing him or her to a variety of new activities, challenges, friends and experiences.

NSDC is the perfect size – just large enough to offer great camp opportunities you may not find elsewhere, but small enough where everyone knows and cares about your child.  And we choose counselors and specialists who are energetic, excited, and enthusiastic about being with children and helping them achieve their best summer experience.

Choose from our two program options: North Shore Day Camp and NSDC Sports for a tailor-made summer that will have your kids wishing that summer was all year long!

Our Staff

NSCDC Camp spirit starts with our leadership team with 80 years combined summer camp experience!


Johanna Sievers, Camp Director  |  (847) 433-6001, ext. 101
Johanna has worn many hats at JCYS!  Summer 2016 will be her 10th year as Director of North Shore Day Camp, after nine years as director of Camp Henry Horner.  During the school year, Johanna is Co-Director of Early Childhood Education at the George W. Lutz Family Center, where she can see so many of her campers year-round and find out what they enjoyed most and what they would like to see more of at North Shore Day Camp.


Kristi Kamen, Assistant Camp Director  |  (847) 433-6001, ext. 112
During the school year, Kristi teaches preschool at the George W. Lutz Family Center and has been part of the JCYS family for over 20 years!  She holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, but it’s been the past six years at NSDC that have created some of her fondest memories.  Coming to NSDC each morning isn’t work for her; it is always fun and exciting.  As a parent of two NSDC campers, she also brings a parent perspective to the planning and implementation of camp activities.


Mike Swider, NSDC Sports Program Director
Although Mike is the newest member of of our team, he is no stranger to North Shore Day Camp.  Mike not only attended NSDC as a camper, he was a camp counselor and unit head during college!   Mike is a sports and kids fanatic.  His enjoyment of sports, passion for sportsmanship, and ability to teach the necessary skills are evident in his smile and fun attitude, and are just a few of the things that make him a wonderful addition to our team.  NSDC Sports is housed at our amazing sports and recreation facility—the Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center. During the school year, Mike teaches preschool and after school at the George W. Lutz Family Center.