March News from the Chi Family!

Posted March 3, 2015 by

The cold of winter hasn’t stopped the Camp Chi family from being super busy. We’re excited to acknowledge so many milestones and achievements of Chi campers and alumni.

The Camp Chi baby boom continues. Lindsay and Monty Mittelman welcomed Adeline Grace to their family. Brian Goncales is now a dad to Nixon Ray. It’s twins for Scott Gilbert and his wife, Amy. Mazel tov on the birth of Reid and Noah.

On March 21 (World Down Syndrom Day), Miles Evans will be a featured artist at Advocate Health Adult Down Syndrome Center’s Conference. You can learn more about this event taking place at Lutheran General Hospital here.

Matt Lampert has made it onto the varsity track team at Glenbrook North High School.

Wrestlers at Twin Groves earned the school’s sixth consecutive championship in the Patriot Middle School Conference.

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Finding the Shabbat Joy

Posted February 27, 2015 by
imogenpic Before my first summer at camp last year, I was unsure of what to expect from a Jewish camp as a non-Jewish, British staff member. After extensive research before I flew 4,000 miles across the ocean, I was worried to say the least,
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Heart to Heart

Posted February 24, 2015 by

At Camp Chi, we often talk about how the friendships formed are like family. Campers and staff regularly refer to their Chi friends as their “camp family,” designating these relationships so meaningful that they care for each other in the same way people care about family members.

But, what about for those campers who are lucky enough to attend Chi with their family members? Time spent at camp together can strengthen those relationships too, especially when family members live far from one another.  We have sets of cousins from Florida and Minnesota, Massachusetts and North Carolina, St. Louis and Chicago along with many other states and cities. Even though they live miles and miles apart, these cousins get to create special memories together every summer.

We asked Ellie and Hannah along with their moms, Tali and Sharon, to share their story about being cousins and camp friends.

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February Winners

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Wondering what the answer to this month’s brain buster is…. Of the four parks that make up Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom is the largest.

In fact Animal Kingdom is so large, Disney California Adventure, Hong Kong Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios Paris, Disneyland Park, and Tokyo Disney Sea would ALL fit inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park at the same time!  Ironically, Animal Kingdom also wins the title of the park with the least amount of rides, not counting animal exhibits or shows.

Congratulations to Abbey Finn and Evan Engel who were the first two campers to submit the correct answer. Your prizes are in the mail.

Stay tuned for next month’s Brain Buster.

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February Uncle Ari’s Brain Buster

Posted February 19, 2015 by

As I write this, we still have 4 months until camp is here.  Hopefully, for those of us who live in cold places, the snow will all be gone by then.  But, until then, I must learn to cope with winter.  One way I cope is to go away on vacations. A few months ago, I went to Disney World to celebrate my mom’s birthday.  I had a great time, and learned a lot about the Happiest Place on Earth (next to Camp Chi, of course!).  Whether you have gone or not, I want to know how much you know about Walt Disney World.

Question: Which of the 4 parks in Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) is the largest?

The first  two 2015 campers to email the correct answer will get an awesome Camp Chi prize.  

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