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Dates & Registration

2017 Dates & Fees

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Call us at 847.763.3551 with any questions.

 

Try Chi

Program Grade Dates Fee Canteen Register
Try Chi 3-6 8/13–8/16 $339 Grade 3
Grades 4-5
Grade 6
Try Chi Sports 3-6 8/13–8/16 $339 Grade 3
Grades 4-5
Grade 6

Four Week Sessions

Program Grade Dates Fee Canteen Register
Session 1A 4-5 6/18–7/14 $4,540 $115 Grades 4-5
Session 1A 6-10 6/18–7/14 $4,840 $115 Grade 6
Grades 7-8
Grades 9-10
Wait List for 9th/10th Boys
Session 2 4-5 7/16–8/11 $4,540 $115 Grades 4-5
Wait List for 4th/5th Grade Girls
Session 2 6-10 7/16–8/11 $4,840 $115 Grade 6
Wait List for 6th Grade Girls
Wait List Grades 7-8
Please call to be put on the wait list.
Wait List Grades 9-10
Please call to be put on the wait list.

Three Week Sessions

Program Grade Dates Fee Canteen Register
Session 1B 4-5 6/18–7/7 $3,400 $115 Grades 4-5
Session 1B 6-10 6/18–7/7 $3,600 $115 Grade 6
Grades 7-8
Grades 9-10
Wait List for 9th/10th Boys

Shorter Sessions

Program Grade Dates Fee Canteen Register
Take Two 4-10 6/18–7/2 $2,240 $70 Grades 4-5
Wait List for 4th/5th Boys
Grade 6
Grades 7-8
Grades 9-10
Wait List for 9th/10th Boys
Yeladim A 4-5 6/30–7/14 $2,240 $70 Grades 4-5
Wait List for Girls
Kadima A 6-7 6/30–7/14 $2,240 $70 Grade 6
Grade 7
Yeladim B 4-5 7/16–7/30 $2,240 $70 Grades 4-5
Wait List for Boys
Kadima B 6-7 7/16–7/30 $2,240 $70 Grades 6-7
Wait List for Girls

Eight Week Sessions

Program Grade Dates Fee Canteen Register
Full Summer 4-10 6/18–8/11 $7,185 $175 Grades 4-5
Grades 6
Wait List for 6th Grade Girls
Wait List Grades 7-8
Wait List Grades 9-10
Please call to be put on the wait list.
SITS 11 6/18–8/11 $5,745 $175 Wait List Grade 11
Please call to be put on the wait list.

Teen Travel

Program Grade Dates Fee Canteen Register
Session 1 & PNW 9-10 6/18–8/11 $7,515 $115 Please call to be put on the wait list.
PNW 9-10 7/9–8/11 $6,075 Please call to be put on the wait list.

Trip Account

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Transportation

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  • Additional fees apply for bus transportation, canteen and trip account.
  • $500 deposit/session due at time of registration. $1000 deposit for PNW due at time of registration.
  • Special savings opportunities are available, including discounts for first-time campers and those traveling over 500 miles

Combo Camps with J Camp

Spend the whole summer with JCC Chicago camps and save. Campers can spend 2, 3 or 4 weeks at Camp Chi and the rest of the summer at a JCC Chicago day camp. For more information, contact your local day camp.

 


Payments, Cancellations and Changes

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.


Camp - 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


PNW - Cancellation Fee Schedule

Deposits for registrations are refundable according to the following schedule:

September–November 29
$200 is not refundable

November 30–February 14
$500 is not refundable

February 15–April 15
$1,000 is not refundable

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

PNW - Session Switch Fee

If you choose to switch your enrollment to a different Camp Chi session or program after registering for PNW, a change fee will be assessed on all session switches according to the following schedule:

September–December 31
No change fee

January 1–February 14
$500 change fee

February 15–April 15
$750 change fee

After April 15
$1,000 change fee


Try Chi - Cancellation Fee Schedule

Deposits for registrations are refundable according to the following schedule:

September – April 15
Full deposit and fee is refundable

April 16 - July 1
1/2 the Try Chi fee is not refundable 

After July 1
Try Chi fees are not 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

Judaism 365, Temple of Aaron in St. Paul

Families who are members of Temple of Aaron can receive 50% grant for a 4 week session at Camp Chi. This opportunity is available for 4th, 5th and 6th graders who meet certain Hebrew School and youth programming requirements. Contact Rabbi Jeremy Fine at 651.698.8874 for more information.


Incentive Grants for Campers from Small Jewish Communities

First time campers from small Jewish communities, regardless of economic need, may qualify for a $1000 grant to attend Camp Chi.

  • Attend 2, 3 or 4 week sessions
  • Campers entering 4th-10th grades
  • Grants awarded regardless of economic need
  • Additional needs-based scholarship may be available
  • Other savings available for campers traveling more than 500 miles to camp

For more information, learn about eligibility and to register, contact Joelle Kelenson, Assistant Director, at 847.763.3524.


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 must 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.


Long Distance Travel Assistance

Our campers come from more than 20 different states. We love having this geographic diversity at camp. If your camper must travel more than 500 miles to attend Camp Chi, please email us for details about travel assistance.


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.jccchicago.org/feeassistance