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Dates & Registration

Summer 2016 is Just Around the Corner!

Looking for ways to save on camp? Click here

Call us at 847.763.3551 with any questions.

Program Grade Days Dates Fee Canteen Register
Session 1A 4-5 27 6/19–7/15 $4,275 $115 Register 4th-5th
Session 1A 6-10 27 6/19–7/15 $4,695 $115 Register 6th
Register 7th-8th
Register 9th-10th
Session 1B 4-5 20 6/19–7/8 $3,175 $115 Register 4th-5th
Session 1B 6-10 20 6/19–7/8 $3,495 $115 Register 6th
Register 7th-8th
Register 9th-10th
Yeladim A 4-5 15 7/1–7/15 $2,175 $70 Register 4th-5th
Kadima A 6-7 15 7/1–7/15 $2,175 $70 Register 6th-7th
Session 2 4-5 27 7/17–8/12 $4,275 $115 Register 4th-5th
Session 2 6-10 27 7/17–8/12 $4,695 $115 Register 6th
Register 7th-8th
Register 9th-10th
Yeladim B 4-5 15 7/17–7/31 $2,175 $70 Register 4th-5th
Kadima B 6-7 15 7/17–7/31 $2,175 $70 Register 6th-7th
Full Summer 4-10 54 6/19–8/12 $6,975 $175 Register 4th-6th
Register 7th-8th
Register 9th-10th
Try Chi 3-6 4 8/14–8/17 $329 Register 3rd-6th

Teen Programs

Program Grade Days Dates Fee Canteen Register
Session 1 & PNW 9-10 54 6/19–8/12 $7,295 $115 Register 9th-10th
PNW 9-10 34 7/10–8/12 $5,895 Register 9th-10th
SIT 11 54 6/19–8/12 $5,575 $175 Register 11th
Israel Trip 12 24 6/20–7/13 TBD Coming Soon

Families registering online agree to be placed on a payment plan. This plan can be adjusted by calling our offices at 847.763.3551.

Balances will be divided into 3 installments and charged on the 15th of February, March and April. Registrations after the first installment date will be charged catch up payments on the next draft date.

Cancellation Fee Schedule

Deposits for registrations are refundable according to the following schedule:

September 16–November 29
$200 is not refundable

November 30–February 14
$300 is not refundable

February 15–April 15
$500 is not refundable

April 15–Start of Camp 
1/2 of the total camp fee is refundable


Ways to make camp more affordable!

JCC Camp Chi provides a range of opportunities to encourage families to choose Jewish overnight camp and save money on the cost of camp. Additional opportunities may exist through your synagogue or in your community.

One Happy Camper Program of Chicago Area

All Camp Chi campers who are residents of the six county Chicago area, regardless of economic need, and who attend a Jewish overnight camp for the first time for a period of 3 weeks or more automatically qualify for an incentive grant.

  • $1000 for first-time campers who are first in their family to attend a Jewish camp for a session of at least 3 weeks.
  • $500 for subsequent siblings attending a Jewish overnight camp for a session of at least 3 weeks.

Visit www.onehappycamper.org for more details.

One Happy Camper Program outside of Chicago Area

First time campers from communities outside of the Chicago area may be eligible for special community sponsored or Camp Chi sponsored grants through the One Happy Camper program. These incentive grants are awarded regardless of economic need. There are different eligibility requirements and grant amounts depending on your community. Please visit www.onehappycamper.org for more details and to find out if you qualify.

Jewish Federation Financial Assistance

Need-based financial assistance in the Twin Cities is available through two Camp Scholarship opportunities:

Minneapolis Jewish Federation | Due by March 30
Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul | Due by March 30

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend and everyone wins! Here’s how it works:

  • For every new family you refer to JCC Camp Chi who registers for a camp session 2 weeks or longer*, you will receive $150 camp credit on this summer’s tuition.
  • New families will identify who referred them when they register through CampInTouch.

*Excludes Israel Trip.

There are also opportunities to host an information night in your home. Click here for more information.

Chi Ambassador Families

Host a one hour informational meeting in your home with your friends interested in exploring overnight camp. Directors will lead a lively discussion about Camp Chi’s extraordinary impact on campers’ lives.

You invite your friend and we bring the refreshments. You’ll receive $150 camp credit on this summer’s tuition for each new camper family in your home who registers for a session of at least 2 weeks.
Interested? Send us an email.

Camp Chi Sibling Discount

Register more than one child from your family for camp and save $125 for a second child and $175 for every subsequent sibling. Discount will be reflected on first invoice.

Camp Chi Fee Assistance

Fee assistance is available. Grants are based on financial need and are allocated on a first-come, first served basis. All applications are confidential.

  • A refundable deposit of $150 (instead of the regular $500 deposit) is required at the time of registration. A completed Fee Assistance application must be received within 14 days of registration, or your registration will be cancelled.
  • There will be a $25 cancellation fee.

Assistance available for one session only.
Teen Adventure trips are not eligible.

Applications can be found on JCC Chicago’s website at www.gojcc.org/feeassistance