Early Registration Ends Friday!

Posted October 30, 2014 by
We are so ready for summer 2015! 

There’s just one day left to register and receive an awesome Chi quarter zip pullover.

Sign up at campchi.com/register.

Want to see more early registration fun? Check out these videos starring Chi campers and staff.
On Your Marks, Get Set, Register!
This Could Be Yours

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The Magic of Camp

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Camp Chi magic is real.
Perhaps not in the way magicians use it though.

It’s a magic born from friendships and experiences. In the six years we have gone to camp, we have made lifelong friends that have shaped who we are as people today. Throughout the school year we wait anxiously to experience the summer magic. We are so grateful for our magical home away from home that we cannot wait to come back next year to experience the magic of Camp Chi all over again.

Shauna Golper and Kylie Bolter, guest bloggers, will be SITs in 2015. They wrote about their camp experiences as part of the Noar Intensive, Social Media Takeover, last summer. They are pictured above at Shabbat Shmooze. 

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October’s Winners

Posted October 22, 2014 by

Congratulations to the October winners of Uncle Ari’s Brain Buster Trivia – James Franks, Layna Paraboschi and Jillian Wolf. They were all correct in saying that the New York Yankees have the most MLB playoff appearances with 50. The Yankees have also won an MLB-leading 27 world series championships. This, of course, is way more than the 2 held by the Cubs and the 2 of the White Sox.  There’s always next year.

I’ll post another trivia question in November. Keep checking Winkle’s Blog for details!

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It’s Not Just a Piece of Yarn

Posted October 20, 2014 by

Ali Katz, Guest Blogger

Last week I was hanging out with a couple of my friends, as I usually do on weeknights in college. It was getting kind of late so I had transitioned from sitting upright to lying on the couch with my feet hanging off the arm rest. Not the most comfortable of positions but it would do the trick. While I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, one of my friends began to tug on two pieces of string that had been tied to my ankle for the past 3 months. My friend chuckled a little and asked me in a cynical tone, “Why do you have strands of yarn tied to your ankle?” For me, the answer was simple – they have meaning and significance , but I just couldn’t exactly put it into words.

These strands of yarn are from one of my favorite activities at Camp Firefly.

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7 Years at Chi

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Do you know that our return rate summer to summer is over 83%! That’s well above the typical return rate for Jewish overnight camps. We are so proud that campers love Chi so much that they want to return year after year. This always gives us something to celebrate when it comes to returning campers.

Our 3-5-7 Club recognizes campers who have been at Chi for 3 years, 5 years or 7 years. Third year campers receive certificates while 5 year campers get special t-shirts. When a camper reaches 7 summers at Chi, he or she has their name burned on the 7 Year Camper plaque in the dining hall wings. At the end of the summer, 24 more campers were added to the plaque.

If you think 7 summers is a long time to be at camp, we marked an even bigger milestone this summer.

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