Whoa! Floating Obstacle Courses

Posted May 25, 2017 by

The Cove is getting some crazy new updates this summer!

Along with the Rave, Giant Slide, and the Water Mats, the Cove is getting two brand new Challenge Tracks! The Challenge Tracks are made up of a bunch of different elements, including inflatable jungle gyms, trampolines and slides. They’re also completely customizable, which means the order of Challenge Tracks is going to be changing all summer long.

We’re PUMPED for the new Challenge Tracks, and can’t wait for them to join the Cove’s inflatable family!

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Meet Our 2017 Cornerstone Fellows

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Camp Chi is proud to once again participate in the Cornerstone Fellowship for Summer 2017. It’s been a few years since we’ve had Cornerstone Fellows at camp, but we’re excited to bring the program back to help promote staff leadership and Jewish innovation at camp. Jared London, Jeremy Doman, Deena Lipson, Karin Eig and Vicki Zilbergleyt are going to be helping shine a light on Jewish programming at camp this summer.

The Cornerstone Fellowship is a program designed to help returning 3rd year counselors become leaders at camp. The program helps provide its fellows with real life professional development, both camp specific and not. Cornerstone Fellows attend a 5 day professional seminar before camp that includes Jewish framed sessions that will allow the counselors to step up and make a Jewish impact at camp. The Fellows will also be working on projects throughout the summer to help implement their Jewish vision for camp in the coming years.

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#nolostandfound: part 2

Posted May 16, 2017 by

It’s time for Part 2 of #nolostandfound ! In Part 1, we went over the importance of labeling all of your camper’s belongings so that they can easily keep track of everything. Now that everything is properly labelled, the real fun begins because it’s time to pack!

Part 2 - Packing With Your Camper

Packing with your camper is another great way to set them up for success because it gives them the opportunity to see exactly what’s coming to camp with them. We recommend having a duffle inventory (written or printed out list of all the items your camper is bringing to camp).  That way review the duffle inventory when it’s time to repack at the end of camp. Camp Chi has our very own Packing List that is based off years of experience (96 years to be exact!) that you can look at here.

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Biking is Back

Posted May 9, 2017 by

This summer at Chi, get ready to feel the breeze on your face and the adrenaline pumping through your veins. Along with all the exciting new things at Chi this summer, we’re bringing back an old favorite.

For the first time in almost a decade, Camp Chi is going to be offering MOUNTAIN BIKING again! Mountain Biking will be offered as both a Cabin Time and Specialty with different sized bikes and helmets for all campers. Campers will learn bike safety and basic maintenance/repair all while exploring the backwood trails throughout Chi’s 600 wooded acres.

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May News from the Chi Family!

Posted May 4, 2017 by

We MAY have some Chi News for you this month from our past, present, and future Camp Chi family…

Mazel Tov to our recent bar mitzvah boy, Jonah Sternweiler, and our bat mitzvah girls, Lauren Flint, Jaymie Orlinksy and Logan Friedman on this incredible milestone!

A hearty congratulation is in order to Michael Miller on his engagement this past April! We can’t wait to see what Chi alumni are in attendance at your wedding. Rumor has it that there will be a Habo Day theme and sufficient rainy day back-up plan.

We are so excited for another round of Chi family that’s heading off to college! Daniel Milgram, Etai Schnitman, Ethan Krawitz, Ben Lipka, Rebecca Mosk, Lexi Alper, Maya Kowitt, Michelle Frenkel and Shari Markowitz committed to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Alex Arbit will be transferring to U of I for theatre studies.

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