October’s Winners

Posted October 22, 2014 by

Congratulations to the October winners of Uncle Ari’s Brain Buster Trivia – James Franks, Layna Paraboschi and Jillian Wolf. They were all correct in saying that the New York Yankees have the most MLB playoff appearances with 50. The Yankees have also won an MLB-leading 27 world series championships. This, of course, is way more than the 2 held by the Cubs and the 2 of the White Sox.  There’s always next year.

I’ll post another trivia question in November. Keep checking Winkle’s Blog for details!

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It’s Not Just a Piece of Yarn

Posted October 20, 2014 by

Ali Katz, Guest Blogger

Last week I was hanging out with a couple of my friends, as I usually do on weeknights in college. It was getting kind of late so I had transitioned from sitting upright to lying on the couch with my feet hanging off the arm rest. Not the most comfortable of positions but it would do the trick. While I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, one of my friends began to tug on two pieces of string that had been tied to my ankle for the past 3 months. My friend chuckled a little and asked me in a cynical tone, “Why do you have strands of yarn tied to your ankle?” For me, the answer was simple – they have meaning and significance , but I just couldn’t exactly put it into words.

These strands of yarn are from one of my favorite activities at Camp Firefly.

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7 Years at Chi

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Do you know that our return rate summer to summer is over 83%! That’s well above the typical return rate for Jewish overnight camps. We are so proud that campers love Chi so much that they want to return year after year. This always gives us something to celebrate when it comes to returning campers.

Our 3-5-7 Club recognizes campers who have been at Chi for 3 years, 5 years or 7 years. Third year campers receive certificates while 5 year campers get special t-shirts. When a camper reaches 7 summers at Chi, he or she has their name burned on the 7 Year Camper plaque in the dining hall wings. At the end of the summer, 24 more campers were added to the plaque.

If you think 7 summers is a long time to be at camp, we marked an even bigger milestone this summer.

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October Uncle Ari’s Brain Buster

Posted October 13, 2014 by

Uncle Ari’s trivia contests are back!! Do you know the answer to this month’s question?

With October here and fall in full swing, I am yearning for some postseason baseball. As a Cubs fan, though, this is a rarity in my life. Obviously the Cubs have not been the most successful in this category, but I would like to know what MLB team has the most postseason appearances?

The first three campers to send in correct answers will win a prize. Just send me an email with the correct answer. We’ll post the winners in a few days.

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SIT ’14 Reunion

Posted October 9, 2014 by

We’re kicking off summer 2014 reunions with the SIT Reunion!

All SITs ’14 are invited to spend another Shabbat at Camp Chi on November 21-23. The weekend includes Shabbat services, song session, Saturday night field trip, volleyball, bonfires and so much more. You’ll stay at Perlstein with plenty of time to be in camp too.

Register by October 22. (After October 22, registration will be based on available transportation.)

Don’t miss the event of the fall. One for all and all FOUR ONE!

Questions? Email us for more information.

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