Yeshivas Hakayitz

Summer 2023 Dates: June 26-July 25

The adventure never ends at the one-month sleepaway camp for boys entering 6th to 9th grade. Known simply as “Kayitz,” it welcomes your son into a family of 200 campers and counselors from over 50 communities around the country. Every day is packed with everything from Torah study, recreational activities, competitive sports leagues, and our signature trips and unforgettable excursions.

Our counselors are chosen for their ability to relate to campers in an inspiring, nurturing, and caring manner. Located on the beautiful HTC campus in Skokie, Illinois, campers live in an air-conditioned dormitory and sleep in clean and comfortable rooms each connecting to a bathroom. Our delicious meals are served in our spacious dining room. Each meal offers several choices and is guaranteed to put a smile on every camper's face.

Wholesome values. Derech eretz. Small town friendliness. Fun.

If you like sport, trips, funny counselors, and close friends, this is your place! Shalom

Our Activities

Every day at Kayitz is filled with fun. Below are our sports facilities and trips, and you can also check out this year’s calendar.


Get your game on!

  • Two full-size indoor gyms
  • Three tennis courts
  • Three softball fields
  • Two volleyball courts
  • Three outdoor basketball courts
  • Football field
  • Soccer field
  • Indoor game room
  • Indoor mini basketball court
  • Tchoukball field
  • Floor hockey rink
  • Gaga pit
  • Archery range
  • Paint ball shooting gallery


Our signature evening trips and weekly full-day trips:

  • Six Flags Great America
  • Go-carting
  • Water parks, including Deep River
  • Sand dunes
  • Lake shore biking, pedal-karts, or hiking
  • Navy Pier, Extreme Seadog
  • Dave and Busters
  • Tactical Laser Tag
  • Downtown Chicago
  • Trampoline Park
  • Lake swimming, speed boating, tubing
  • Ropes course
  • Top Golf
  • Adventure Island inflatable obstacle course
The staff and counselors are so nice, the kids are awesome, trips and sports are great! Shlomo

Our Staff


Led by role models and friends, our experienced counselors and head staff pride themselves on relating to campers in an inspiring, nurturing and caring manner. Each staff member is chosen for the unique talents that he brings to camp. Most of our staff were Kayitz campers themselves.


Torah learning goes hand-in-hand with Kayitz activities. Our camp model is to create an authentic yeshiva environment where talented rebbeim bring Torah study to life and challenge campers to think and grow. Morning shiurim include Gemara, Mishna, Parsha, and Halacha. Rebbeim participate with their campers in sports-like shiur activities during the mid-morning break.

Camp Directors

Rabbi Yosef Polstein has served as our dedicated and passionate Camp Director for nearly four decades, and he makes sure that every summer is better than the last.

Rabbi Uri Zimmerman has served multiple roles at Yeshivas Hakayitz and is now one of our Camp Directors. He brings his love of camp and campers and leadership skills that affect every part of the program.


Yeshivas HaKayitz or Teen Kollel $2,850
Counselor in Training (entering 11th grade) $2,250
Deposit of $300 is required at time of application


Early Bird before Dec 31, 2022
$200 off Yeshivas HaKayitz & Teen Kollel
$150 off for Counselor in Training

First-Time Camper
$100 off

Sibling Discount
$100 off for each camper

Kayitz friends are friends forever! E.V.

How to Apply

You can apply, and learn about travel and financial aid information, and everything you’ll need for your Kayitz experience on our camp portal.


Email us at or reach out to one of the individuals below.

Penina Olstein
(847) 982-2500, x1110

Financial Aid
Ira Clair
(847) 982-2500, x1140

Camp Director
Rabbi Yosef Polstein
(847) 982-2500, x1125