An Ode to Summer Camp

Posted April 16, 2015 by

Camp Chi has inspired art works of all kinds, including poetry and prose. In honor of National Poetry Month, we want to share this special poem that expresses a camp connection regardless of where you are in your camp journey – camper, staff, alumnus, parent, grandparent.

An ode to summer camp
Where the trees grow tall and the kids grow taller
The place where if you need a thing, all you gotta do is holler
Where you get your first taste of true love and bug juice in the same gulp
Washing down the blurry worries from back home till they’ve never felt farther

An ode to summer camp
Where the grass grows green and the face paint is greener
And even though the face paint never really comes off
You’ve never felt much cleaner
And the guy that tells you there’s only a week left –

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10 Things that Happen at Chi in the Spring

Posted April 14, 2015 by
springchi Often times people ask me what happens at camp in the spring. I thought I would put together my Top 10 things that happen at camp in the spring. 1. Wildlife returns. The deer, wild turkey, and woodpeckers return to all of our favorite place in the world.
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April News from the Chi Family!

Posted April 7, 2015 by

It’s been another busy, busy month in the Chi family. Check out what our campers, staff and alums have been up to since our last report.

The Chi sports achievements continue to grow. David Brostoff and Matthew Brostoff both finished in third place in the IESA Regionals for wrsteling, which qualified them to move on to sectionals in each of their divisions.

Rachel Rossielo recently became a bat mitzvah on the same weekend that Nathan Eckerling celebrated his bar mitzvah. We heard that both of them did an outstanding job.

Mazel tov to Justin Berg (SIT ’01 and the inventor of the name “Franteen”) on his engagement to Amy Levinson.

In other wedding news, congratulations to Becca Deutsch on her recent engagement to Marc Sarran.

We have some new drivers in the Chi family. Be safe, Robin Israel and Hallie Lippman.

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Connecting SIT Summer and Passover

Posted April 1, 2015 by
sitseder14 SIT summer at Camp Chi is filled with many traditions. As spring is upon us, it made me think about the relationship between the SIT Israel Seder and the upcoming Passover Seder. One of the last programs of SIT summer is the Israel Seder.
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Final Four Frenzy Champions

Posted March 30, 2015 by

What an amazing weekend of college hoops we just had.  We now know the Final Four and two campers had perfect predictions. Maybe they should look into careers in fortune telling.

bballsuperheroesCongratulations to Ari Santilla and Rachel Simon for correctly predicting Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Duke
would be the final four teams in this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.  In all of the years that we have been hosting the Final Four Frenzy, this is the first year that anyone correctly guessed all four teams.

What’s also impressive is that 10 people were able to guess three of the four teams correctly. There aren’t prizes for people on this list, but we wanted to give them an honorable mention: Alex Simon, Ben Fish, Jacob Zucker, Jamie Lake, Lawrence LeVine, Mamph Mason, Max Sedley, Michael Waitz, Scott Harris and Shelby Mason.


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