Josh Zisook

Josh Zisook

New Campers Only -  Application is not complete without the following:

All CampersThe following forms and information MUST be returned to the camp office by June 15th.

Please upload forms through to the Forms section on parent dashboard.

Click here to access the parent dashboard 

If you are having difficulty uploading your forms, please email your forms to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to 847 674 6381.


Please make sure that all clothing regardless of whether it will be laundered or not is
labeled with a permanent marker.


14 socks - athletic and dress
14 pair underwear and undershirts
10 shirts - knit or button down
5 white Shabbos shirts
2 ties
4 yarmulkes
3 talis koton ( must be labeled with name)
4 (each) long pants, short pants
2 pajamas
2 face towels
4 2 bath and 2 beach towles
2 bathing trunks
2 pair sneakers
4 bed sheets (two fitted)
2 pillow cases
1 lightweight blanket
postcards and stamps

1 of each of the following:
Shabbos suit, bath robe, wash cloth, blanket (light weight), laundry bag (labeled clearly), pair shabbos shoes, pair sneakers, pair waterproof footwear, pair slippers, bar of soap and dish, toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, nail clipper, plastic cup, shampoo, flashlight, softball glove, tefillin, sunscreen, insect repellent, plastic rain poncho, a sleeping bag is required for overnights, and hangers as needed.

The following items are also suggested:
inline skates (especially if you plan to play hockey) camera, athletic supplies, tennis racket, sunglasses
(please label these items as well)

Click here to download list

2016 Camp Dates

Sunday, July 3rd - Monday,  August 1st, 2016


Yeshivas HaKayitz Transportation Information For Out-Of-Town Campers

Sunday, July 3rd - Monday,  August 1st, 2016

If you are an out of town camper, when your travel arrangements have been made please fill out at travel formfound on your camper applcication regardless of how you plan to travel to Chicago. Your travel form must be completed by June 15th.

Click here to access your CampSite Dashboard 

Transportation from Chicago O'Hare Airport is provided for out of town boys arriving between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on July 3rd and departing August 1st between 1:00pm and 4:30 p.m. 

Midway Airport is close to an hour’s drive from camp. We are not able to provide transportation to and from this airport.  However, because of the discounted flights sometimes available on Southwest and other carriers, we will help make transportation arrangements to and from Midway for you should you choose this airport. The fee will depend on the arrangements made.

Do not send your son as an unaccompanied minor.

Camp dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 1st, 2016.
Please schedule your flight to depart from O’Hare between 1:00 p.m and 4:30 p.m.

No unaccompanied minors

Over the past few years many carriers have adopted a policy which requires children under 16 to travel as an unaccompanied minor. They routinely charge an additional $75.00 each way for this service. This service requires that we meet your son at the gate upon arrival and stay with him at the gate until he enters the plane upon departure. You can understand with half of our campers coming from out of the Chicago area it would be impossible for us to do this. United Airlines does not make this requirement for children 12 years old and above. Our policy is, therefore, to only meet campers at the baggage claim area upon arrival. Upon departure, your son will be delivered to the specific airline needed and assisted in finding the correct check-in line. Do not send campers 12 and above as an unaccompanied minor, as we will not be able to provide transportation to or from the airport. If your son will not be 12 years old at the time of travel he will have to travel as an unaccompanied minor and we will meet your son at the gate upon arrival and stay with him at the gate until he enters the plane upon departure. Please inform your airline that a staff person from Yeshivas Hakayitz Summer Camp will be meeting your son at the gate with the proper identification.

Prepay luggage
Please don’t forget to prepay your son’s luggage fee if possible for his return trip online, or provide him with the necessary funds to do so upon return.

Counselors will meet campers inside the airport at the baggage claim section of their airline

2016 Camp Fees

The fee for the one-month session of Yeshivas HaKayitz or Teen Kollel is $2,310.

The fee for a Counselor-In-Training (entering 11th grade) is $1,730.

Laundry Service Fee $40.00

Early Bird Discount $250 For applications recieved by November 30, 2015

First Time Camper Discount $150 

Financial Assistance

Please remember that Yeshivas HaKayitz is a non-profit camp. Despite increasing costs, fees are kept at the lowest possible rate. Partial scholarships are available to those who demonstrate a need. Please fill out the financial assistance form, which can be found below and pay the $300 deposit when the application is submitted. After you receive an adjusted statement, you will be contacted to set up a balance payment schedule.

Only upon completion of a financial aid arrangement, will your application be considered and a space reserved for your son. Please feel to call Rabbi Polstein to discuss any financial matters. In the event that we can’t meet your financial need, your deposit will be returned.

Please complete a financial assistance form which is found on the Forms section of your Parent Dashboard.  This form is due within two weeks after your camp application is submitted. 

Please click here to access the CampSite Parent Dashboard

Alternatively, you may scan and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to 847 764 6381.  

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