For nearly 100 years, Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug campers from their daily lives and connect them to life-changing moments.
And, long after the last s’more has been made, the best of Camp Chi stays with you. Friendships last forever, summer memories become lifelong stories and values learned become part of who you are.
From the onset of the pandemic, the year-round Camp Chi team has been evaluating, planning, and preparing for Summer 2021 to help ensure camper safety and well-being at camp.
Thriving Jewish communities are built by strong Jewish leaders. For so many across Chicago, the country and the world, the seeds of Jewish leadership were planted at Camp Chi. As Camp Chi’s first century comes to a close, it must invest in its future to have impact into the next.
For the 6th year in a row, Camp Chi was named Best Overnight Camp in Better Magazine’s Best of Awards! #campchiproud
Spend anywhere from 4 days to 8 weeks at camp or head out on an adventure to the Pacific Northwest.
As kids, tweens and teens mature and change, so do Chi’s programs with options for 3rd-11th grades.
Located just 3 hours from Chicago near the Wisconsin Dells.
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We have news that brings with it some mixed emotions. Rachael Finkel has been named Manager, Development Operations here at JCC Chicago. We are so excited for Rachael and the J to have this perfect opportunity, yet we are incredibly sad. Rachael has spent more than 25 summers at Chi, and 20 as a member […] Learn More ›
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.
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.
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.
We believe everyone benefits when everyone can play. For over 20 years, we’ve been proud to partner with Keshet, to provide one-on-one support to ensure that campers with intellectual, social and physical disabilities can participate fully at Camp Chi.
Our Inclusion Coordinator, Jennifer, meets with families to understand the camper’s needs and make sure that they are met. This can include anything from how much support they need, if any modifications are required, and which session is best for the child. To learn more about our inclusion philosophy, email Jennifer or call her at 847.412.5773.