S-I-T S-I-T S-I-T
Posted March 29, 2017 by Camp Chi
We’re so excited to have such an awesome, experienced group of staff overseeing our SIT program this summer. SITs ’17 – get ready for the summer of a lifetime!
Lexi Dockman (SIT ’13)
Hi! My name is Lexi Dockman and I am incredibly excited to be a part of the SIT staff for summer 2017! This summer will be my 4th on staff and 9th overall. My favorite camp activities are song session on Noar deck and any evening program where I can get messy! I am a sophomore at Bradley University where I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish and Women & Gender studies. SIT summer was a truly life-changing experience for me as I gained the confidence and leadership skills I never knew that I had! I am beyond excited to staff the same campers that I got to work with last summer and see them on excel on their journey to being the future of Camp Chi!!!
Forms Are Due: No April Fools!
Posted March 28, 2017 by Camp Chi
All camper forms are due by the end of this week- Saturday, April 1! Thank you to the families who have already submitted their child’s forms.
For those of you who still need to complete forms, please know that our highest priority is your camper’s success. When you entrust your child to our care, we want you to think of us as your partner in your child’s well-being. We can keep our end of the partnership only if we have the information to prepare our staff properly to ensure your child is well cared for and free to have the best summer.
That is why we ask you to fill out a variety of forms. (It looks like more than it actually is.) The more we know about your child before they come to camp, the better we can prepare our staff and ensure that your child has a smooth transition to camp.
Junior Counselors 2017
Posted March 22, 2017 by Camp Chi
Drum roll please…. the list of Junior Counselors for Summer 2017 has arrived! We are extremely excited to announce these new staff members to join us that consist of familiar and new faces.
Congratulations to all of our Junior Counselors! We can’t wait to see what this summer will bring. This group will be working either four or eight weeks this summer.
Tune back in soon to hear who will be SIT staff this summer!
Jen is Now a Jersey Girl
Posted March 15, 2017 by Camp Chi
Jen Phillips, Chi’s Inclusion Coordinator, spoke at a special gathering of JCC camp directors at a pre-conference before the American Camp Association Tri-States Convention. She led a session on “supporting campers as they age out of inclusive camp programming.” She shared information about Keshet Avodah at Camp Chi, which provides life skills, vocational skills and social skills to young adult participants.
While there, she and Abbie Weisberg, CEO/Executive Director of Keshet, attended many educational sessions at the conference. She is energized by the new ideas of how to make Camp Chi more inclusive, strategies to support staff and ideas to provide more successful programs for our campers.
This is Goodnight and Not Goodbye
Posted March 10, 2017 by Camp Chi
For the past 24 hours, we have shared on JCC Camp Chi Facebook page the farewells to Ron from 24 Chi alums, staff and parents. The outpouring of support, congratulations and well wishes has been tremendous. We wanted to share some of the additional messages we have received from all generations of the Chi family.
Mara Rothschild: I am beyond grateful to Ron for always caring and for always being sincere. He is an inspiration to me not only as a camp director but also his love for his family. My experiences and my kids experiences at Camp Chi wouldn’t have been the same without him. Thanks Ron for being such an amazing role model…I will miss you!
Michael Waitz: Ron, is the man, the myth, the legend behind the greatness of camp. He has made camp a special place for campers,