Apachi Day Camp Receives American Camp Association Accreditation | Chicago North Shore Moms

Apachi Rogers Park campers huddle together for a group cheer to show their team spirit before a sports competition.


For children, summer is the most anticipated time of year–the warm weather signals school is out and camp is starting soon! As a parent, you want to be certain that the day camp you have chosen for your child is high quality, well-run and meets the highest standards for safety and care. To know which camps these are, seek out camps accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). For a camp to receive ACA accreditation, all operations from staff qualifications to health, safety and risk management procedures must undergo a detailed review to ensure compliancy of up to 300 industry-accepted and government recognized standards.

Apachi Day Camp has a long history of ACA accreditation and is widely recognized as ensuring the best care and keeping of its camp community. Both ‘Z’ Frank Apachi in Northbrook and Elaine Frank Apachi in Lake Zurich have been accredited for 25 and 13 years respectively. Apachi Rogers Park also underwent review for the first time this summer and is now ACA accredited as well.

“We are tremendously proud at ‘Z’ Frank Apachi to have renewed our ACA certification last summer. During the challenges of Covid-19, ACA provided tremendous support for day camps. We had countless sessions with leading healthcare professionals, who guided our decisions as we planned for camp,” said Stacey Skolnick, Director of ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp.

The purple team having loads of fun at ‘Z’ Frank Apachi’s Maccabi Games.


With ACA accredited camps, you can have confidence that the program is accountable, credible and committed to your child’s wellbeing. At Apachi Day Camp, camper care is the highest priority and enables every camper to feel fully supported as individuals in navigating relationships and forming friendships, gaining independence and building confidence, and finding joy in each day at camp.

With nine locations, there is an Apachi Day Camp experience available from Chicago to the northern suburbs for children 3 years – 7th grade. For more information, please visit www.apachi.org

The American Camp Association is the only nationwide organization that evaluates camp operations. In collaboration with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies, the American Camp Association ensures the current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. In order for a camp to be accredited, it must comply with up to 300 standards that focus on health, safety and risk management practices. For more information, please visit www.acacamps.org

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