JCYS North Suburban Day Camp

A typical day is anything but. Our variety camp offers all the classic summer camp activities and experiences but we don’t stop there. Our specialty track program allows your camper to dive a little deeper into sports, the arts, and nature. JCYS North has the classic day camp experience and specialty programming rolled into one.

Our camp culture is filled with spirit and silliness, where everyone cheers on each other, and children are supported to take risks, challenge themselves, and try new things.

For more information on JCYS North, contact Graham Little at glittle@jcys.org or (847) 279-0900.

*All programs are dependent on COVID-19 guidelines.

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Junior Village
Grades 1 – 4

Senior Village
Grades 5 – 6

JCYS North Suburban Day Camp will include the fun, excitement, and traditions your camper has come to love while providing your family with the flexibility you need. Our dedicated staff will work diligently to provide the same exceptional level of care and encouragement for every camper. In addition to these program highlights, the Northwest Family Center features large activity rooms and a gymnasium, allowing for more room and flexibility on rainy days. Highlights of JCYS North Suburban Day Camp include:

Channel your Creativity

JCYS North offers a plethora of opportunities: dance, theater and drama, musical instruments and singing, as well as traditional arts and crafts activities.


Campers swim three days per week at our private pool, The Lil’. The Lil’ is located at 1195 Half Day Road in Highland Park and is roughly a 15-minute bus ride. Campers will receive a 30 minute American Red Cross Swim Lesson, as well as 30 minutes of Free Swim. Senior Village Campers will have one hour of free swim. Sports and Tennis courts are also available for campers who choose not to swim or would like to participate in another activity.

Individual and Team Sports

All of your camp favorites like soccer, kickball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flg, GaGa, carpetball, cooking, arts and crafts; A soon-to-be-favorite camp game, Nine Square in the Air, along with tetherball and volleyball.

Camper’s Choice

This is your child’s opportunity to sign up for an activity they enjoy doing or want to learn more about. Possible choices include cooking, arts and crafts, sports, and more. Camper’s Choice allows children to make a decision that influences their weekly schedule. This helps teach good decision-making and independence. New choices will be offered every two weeks.

JCYS North

JCYS North brings the beauty of nature, the adventure of the wild, and the creature comforts of our home together in one amazing summer camp experience.

At JCYS North, we maintain the highest standards regarding program safety and quality.

Summer 2021 Pricing and Registration

JCYS North Session Dates
Session Dates Session Number
June 14, 2021 – June 18, 2021 1
June 21, 2021 – June 25, 2021 2
June 28, 2021 – July 2, 2021 3
July 6, 2021 – July 9, 2021 4
July 12, 2021 – July 16, 2021 5
July 19, 2021 – July 23, 2021 6
July 26, 2021 – July 30, 2021 7
August 2, 2021 – August 6, 2021 8
August 9, 2021 – August 13, 2021 9
JCYS North Pricing
June 14, 2021 – August 13, 2021 Session Pricing
JCYS North (Grades 1 – 6)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Per Session All 9 Sessions
5 days/week $280 $2,520

In order to participate in JCYS North, your camper must be registered for at least four sessions.

Before/After Camp Care
June 14, 2021 – August 13, 2021  Per Session 
Before Camp
8:00 am – 9:00 am
No cost, but you must register for Before Camp.
After Camp
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No cost, but you must register for After Camp.

Registration for JCYS North Summer 2022 Sessions will open on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

In order to participate in JCYS North, your camper must be registered for at least four sessions.

In order to complete your registration, you must provide a non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee for JCYS North is $50 per child.