Important Registration Update

Posted February 16, 2017 by

as of 2/16/17

We can’t believe that Summer 2017 kicks off in less than 6 months! As we’ve shared before, we have had a tremendous response to registration this year. We want to thank all families that have already registered for summer 2017!  If you have not done so, or know people who are thinking about Chi, please secure your space by registering today at

Many of villages are close to filling up! These villages have less than 6 spaces remaining before wait lists begin:

  • Yeladim B Girls | 4th/5th grades | 2 Weeks
  • Kadima B Boys & Girls | 6th/7th grades | 2 Weeks
  • Shoreshim Boys | 4th/5th grades | Session 2
  • Tsofim Girls | 6th grade | Session 1
  • Chalutzim Girls | 7th grade | Session 1
  • Chalutzim Boys &
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Where Are They Now: Beau Outteridge

Posted February 14, 2017 by
Beau Cove

I’ll never forget my time at Camp Chi. I spent four summers in a row from 2008-2011 teaching sailing, playing music at song sessions and throwing myself into all things Camp Chi. I was known as “Beau from the Cove” to most people. As everyone does there, I made some great friends and learned so much about myself in the process.

I’m currently in Australia at my hometown, Wangi Wangi, NSW, enjoying the summertime. This is quite a rare moment for me, as I spend a lot of my time traveling the world as a photographer/videographer promoting sailing regattas. Last year my job took me to every continent, except Antarctica. The most notable was South America when I worked for the Australian Sailing Team in Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympics. On top of that, I got to watch my brother, Nathan, win his second Olympic medal.

I often think about the times I spent at Camp Chi and I really look forward to returning someday soon.

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February News from the Chi Family!

Posted February 2, 2017 by

It may be cold outside, but that’s not keeping the Chi family indoors. Everyone’s been busy with so many things. We’re highly impressed with the many accomplishments and achievements of our campers, staff and alums.

Chi campers in Indianapolis are taking over BBYO – Indy Brae Sheath AZA #246.

Godol: Max Himelstein
S’gan: Max Hurwitz
Moreh: Tyler Burnett
Shlichim: Danny Batler and Misha Rehkter
Mazkir: Max Batler
Gizbor: Jackson Frank

Elana Redfern is performing February 3-5, in Lake Zurich High School’s production of The Little Mermaid.

How busy can one family be? Lily Rubin is performing in Evita at Highland Park High School. Eli Rothschild is part of the cast of Footloose at his school. Lev Rothschild recently came in 3rd place in the conference wrestling tournament.

More college decisions are being made.

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On the Road Again

Posted January 31, 2017 by

It must be cold in Chicago as almost the whole team is going or has gone somewhere. A bulk of our travels revolve around staff recruitment. As we all know, Chi is a large, international community, and it is important to us to meet these potential new members of the Camp Chi Family face-to-face.

With that in mind, in December, Brad and Rachael met up with Gary in England. While there, they went to two camp fairs in London and Liverpool, and caught up with many of the international Chi staff.

Continuing the trend, Joelle is currently traveling through Europe, interviewing and hiring awesome staff at camp fairs hosted by Camp Leaders, an international placement agency. By the time she is finished, Joelle will have been to Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Manchester and Glasgow. Thankfully, she doesn’t have to do all of this on his own because Jen Phillps is joining her to recruit in Manchester and Glasgow.

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International Camp Chi Magic

Posted January 24, 2017 by

The term Camp Chi Magic. What does it really mean? Is it the feeling you get as the bus does the silent turn into camp? Is it the excitement as you are finally reunited with your camp friends and counsellors that you have not seen all year? Is it the first time you get up on the wake board at your waterski specialty, or conquering your fear of heights on the ropes course? Well the truth is it is all these things and more.

For an international staff member that has worked at camp for two years, firstly in 2012 and now again in 2016, I can tell you that for me Camp Chi Magic is like a little flame inside you that when you are around camp and camp people it is like a fire burning bright and when you are back home on the other side of the world it slowly loses its intensity however never ever burns out.

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