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We know we can’t be together, but we still want to be part of your summer. If you’re looking for something fun to do, we’ve got it! Whether you want something artsy, camp-y, active, yummy, messy, just need a Chi song session to lift your spirit or want to help your community this is the place to find it.


Important Summer 2020 Update

After weeks of careful, thorough and thoughtful evaluation of the realities presented by COVID-19, we have made the heart-breaking decision to cancel all sessions of Camp Chi for this summer, including Try Chi and PNW. This historic decision did not come easily and was ultimately made to ensure the health and safety of our campers, staff and families. For the first time since 1921, the cabins will sit empty, the dining hall quiet and the lake still. The loss of camp is real and meaningful for all of us—those who have been looking forward to their first summer or last summer as a camper, first summer on staff, Habo, PNW, SIT summer and other Camp Chi milestones. We have all been longing for a summer filled with Camp Chi magic and are devastated to miss our 99th season. Still, every member of our Camp Chi family has a responsibility to serve as keeper of the flame and ensure that it always burns bright. We are working tirelessly to bring Camp Chi to life this summer in some way for everyone.

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Ignite the Flame for Camp Chi

As we round the corner towards Camp Chi’s centennial year in 2021, let’s strike a MATCH to help ensure the vitality of JCC Chicago and the strength of our Jewish community for another 100 years.

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Award Winning

Best Overnight Camp!

For the 6th year in a row, Camp Chi was named Best Overnight Camp in Better Magazine’s Best of Awards! #campchiproud

Meet Camp Chi

Summer Sessions

Spend anywhere from 4 days to 8 weeks at camp or head out on an adventure to the Pacific Northwest.

Grows with You

As kids, tweens and teens mature and change, so do Chi’s programs with options for 3rd-11th grades.

In Wisconsin

Located just 3 hours from Chicago near the Wisconsin Dells.

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SIT 2020 Hand Symbol

By Camp Chi
Hello Camp Chi! As you know, SIT Summer 2020 is in full swing and they have recently accomplished some amazing milestones, but one in particular that we wanted to share with the broader camp community! Last week the SIT’s of 2020 unanimously decided on their SIT hand symbol! The SIT hand symbol has become tradition […] Learn More ›

The Fun Never Stops

Where else can you sail a boat, fly down a zip line, dress in a goofy costume, record an original song, jump in a pool, hit an archery bullseye and make s’mores all in one day? We know how to create fun and excitement out of the ordinary and extraordinary.

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Spanning over 600 pristine acres

Imagine a summer surrounded by beauty. A canopy of white pine, oak, maple and ash trees offer shade on sunny days. Wooded trails and a ravine perfect for hiking surround open fields for games and fun. Blass Lake provides a cool breeze during the day and picturesque sunsets each night.

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