The First Steps

Posted September 27, 2016 by

The summer of 1992 is when it all began for me.  If not for that summer, I may not be at Camp Chi today.  I was not at Camp Chi, and I wasn’t even living in Chicago then, so it has nothing to do with Brad Finkel being an SIT that year.  The summer of 1992 is when I  took my first steps to on my camp journey.  I took my first steps onto  the bus. I  looked around nervous and excited as many campers do on the first day.  One big thing was different though.  For me it was a school bus taking me to day camp.  For the next eighteen years, I attended that same day camp, ten years as a camper, and eight as a staff member.  When most of my friends were going to overnight camp, my parents asked if I wanted to go, and when I said no,

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Off to an Amazing Start

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Registration for summer 2017 is off to a marvelous start! If we keep going at this pace, we will be full before 2017 even starts! This is clearly a sign that our campers had an incredible summer in 2016. A few years ago, a tradition was born on Winkle’s Blog of posting the first 18 campers to register for the upcoming summer. Now we build on this tradition by sharing not only the first 18 campers signed up, but the first 18 new and 18 returning campers. We decided to do it again! Give a big round of applause to these campers…

Want to see your name on the next list? Then don’t forget to register today! If you register on or before October 31, you’ll also get a cozy, limited edition, Camp Chi hoodie!

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We Could Never Forget

Posted September 19, 2016 by

Registration for Summer 2017 opens today!

You are going to want to remember to sign up as soon as possible. All campers who register by October 31, will receive a limited edition Chi sweatshirt. (It’s awesome!!)

Register today!


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Try Chi ’16 Reunion

Posted August 29, 2016 by
Try Chi Reunion Try Chi campers and their parents are invited for a fun afternoon of games and prizes.
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I’ll Make a Mensch Out of You

Posted August 14, 2016 by

Let’s get down to business. Camp is a funny thing. It is a place full of love, laughter, and s’mores. But while we were having fun in the sun making friendship bracelets and the like, something else was happening to us. We became better people. I don’t mean this in the sense of “Because I went to camp, I am inherently better than you.” Rather, I am a better person than I would have been had I NOT come to camp. In a conversation along this line with a friend of mine, I was asked why I think this is the case and what were those life lessons that I learned that are so important to me. After giving it some thought with the knowledge that we are about to welcome our newest group of bright eyed campers at Try Chi, we wanted to share with you why overnight camp is so special and some of the ways you can look for changes in your campers once they return.

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