Chi’s Wonderful World of Sports

Posted July 19, 2016 by

At Camp Chi, we offer a full athletics program and athletics are a central part of the camp’s program. As the athletics supervisor, I wanted to take a few moments to share my thoughts on sports, competition, fitness and sportsmanship here at Camp Chi.

Behind everything we do in the world of athletics at camp is the understanding that we offer sports – to have fun. Playing sports for the sake of having fun is the best way to build- a love for and the skill set to continue playing [insert your favorite sport here]. It is our hope that by starting from a place of fun, we can attract campers to any given sport. We encourage campers to try a new sport like cricket or a new position in baseball for example. The emphasis is placed firmly on the try and not on the outcome. The thinking behind our outlook on participation is to create an inclusive atmosphere where anyone,

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The Easiest Hello, The Hardest Goodbye

Posted July 13, 2016 by

My parents decided to send me to Camp Chi because they wanted me to join a Jewish community and make Jewish friends. I remember going to the bus stop my first summer and not knowing a single person there. I was scared, nervous and didn’t really want to go. Somehow my mom got me on the bus and off we went. The bus arrived at Chi and I was welcomed by cheering and dancing and immediately felt at home. After meeting my cabin mates, I soon realized that I had entered into one of the greatest communities I could’ve been a part of. Year after year, I look forward to that welcoming more than anything else. To me the “Camp Chi Magic” that so many people talk about is simply the community.

In the “real world,” there always seems to be unspoken rules. It could be anything from an outfit that shouldn’t be worn or a person who shouldn’t be included.

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See You at The Games

Posted June 23, 2016 by

The Olympics are coming! Every four years, or two if you count the Winter Olympics, we are inundated with commercials about sports, athletes and inspiration that ignites our national pride. The world watches as athletes from all over the globe come together and compete in over 20 different sports and games. The tremendous energy, hype and buzz that surround the Olympic Games continually amazes me.

“Did you see Michael Phelps crush it by taking home eight gold medals?” I remember my friend asking me after the 2008 Olympics. I furrowed my brow and responded with “seriously?!” She replied, “Seriously. It was the most epic thing I’ve ever seen, how could he do that, in so many different styles and his time….” As she rambled on about all the wonderful accomplishments of some guy, whose name was not yet famous (to me at least), it occurred to me that our “Seriously” did not mean the same thing.

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Keeping Up with Summer News

Posted June 17, 2016 by

First session campers arrive Sunday! Amazing. We are so excited for campers to get here. Staff orientation and training is fun, but we need kids!!

During the summer, you can get your fill of camp news at Winkle’s Blog Summer Edition. (This is also where you can also login to see summer photos.)

A sampling of our summer news will be reposted here on Winkle’s Blog so that alumni and others can catch a glimpse of what’s going on at camp. However, parents and families will want to check out Winkle’s Blog Summer Edition to find out what’s happening in your camper’s village, the daily menu, weather updates and so much more.

You can also keep track of other Chi news by following us on Twitter @campchi, by joining our Facebook page at, and keeping track of photos on Instagram @campchi.

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You’ve Got Mail

Posted June 16, 2016 by

There are only a few days left until campers start arriving at camp! Our staff is working hard to get things prepared for your campers. There are a few things we would like to remind you of so that the communication between you and your child runs smoothly.

Snail Mail
Receiving a letter in the mail is an important part of camp, which helps to keep the communication flowing between parents and campers. Campers are always thrilled when they receive mail from family members (and may even write you in return).  Please follow the following format (and include the camper’s village) when sending mail to camp.

If you would like to keep in touch with your camper in a more tech-friendly way, log in to your CampInTouch account.  The link at the top of the page will give you access to send an email to campers.

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