Jays Camp


What is Jay’s Camp All About?

Jay’s Camp is truly a family. We limit the number of campers at Jay’s Day Camp so that every child and parent gets the full attention they deserve. Our programs are renowned in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, for encouraging individuality and stimulating young minds in a safe, nurturing family atmosphere. Working together, we create exciting adventures and memories that kids treasure for a lifetime.

Jay's Camp | Jay Silverman

Meet Jay!

Jay’s Camp has been run by Jay and Sherry Silverman since it opened in 1974. From camper to camp director, Jay has been involved in camping for nearly 50 years, and a teacher for 20 years. His early experiences with a counselor who made a spectacular impact on his childhood ignited his dream to nurture the same type of enthusiasm, character and self-confidence in other children. That’s why he started Jay’s Camp over 30 years ago, applying those lessons every day with your children, and through his tremendous, inspired staff. After 31 years, Jay still treasures the opportunity to be out on the grounds, knowing every camper by name, and making sure that every summer day is creative, interactive, and jam-packed with laughter and fun.

Beautiful Campground and Fantastic Facilities

Jay's Camp | Long Grove, IllinoisJay’s Camp is located in beautiful, historic Long Grove on 12 acres of peaceful, secluded grounds. Our shady, landscaped terrain includes 2 tennis courts, 2 full-sized pools and shallow-water slide, full locker rooms and showers, bike trails, 2 sand volleyball courts, professional batting cage, 4 tetherball courts, basketball courts, 2 enclosed trampoline games, giant water slide, large gazebo, outdoor Game World facility, full theater stage with wireless sound system, clubhouse buildings and offices, and lots and lots of outdoor areas for every activity under the sun … or in the shade. Just take Rte. 22 (Half Day Road) to Old McHenry Road (about 1/2 mile west of Rte. 83) and turn Northwest for 1/4 mile. Our campground hosts campers from throughout the northern and north shore suburbs, including Long Grove, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Highland Park, Glenview, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Wilmette, and more.

Contact Jay’s Camp at 847.438.2267 today to build amazing summer adventures for your kids!

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