JCYS North Suburban Day Camp

Check back in early 2020 for information on Summer 2020 programming.

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 jcysnorth@jcys.org or (847) 219-0900.


Junior Village
(Grades K – 4)

Senior Village
(Grades 5 – 8)

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 the new JCYS North Suburban Day Camp include:

Channel your Creativity

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


Campers swim on non-field trip days 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 in Junior Village 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. Junior Village swims three days a week. Senior Village swims 2 days a week.

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/Focus allows children to make a decision which influences their weekly schedule. This helps teach good decision-making and independence. New choices will be offered every two weeks.

*Camper’s Choice is for Senior Village campers.


ACA Accredited

Accredited by the American Camp Association, 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. As an American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited Camp, all our staff members receive ACA training and adhere to all ACA guidelines and standards.

Junior Village: Campers Entering Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
Schedule  Weekly Payment
5 Days $270
3 Days (any combination of days) $210
Senior Village: Campers Entering Fifth through Eighth Grade
Schedule  Weekly Payment
5 Days $320
Transportation (All Groups)
Pickup Location and Times Weekly Payment
Mundelein – The Chapel – 8:15 AM – 3:40 PM $40
Vernon Hills – Or Shalom – 8:40 AM – 3:20 PM $40
Highland Park – Braeside School – 8:10 AM – 3:40 PM $40
Highland Park – JCYS George W Lutz Family Center – 8:25 AM – 3:25 PM $40