Upcoming Alumni Events

A Toast To Teri: 36 Summers at the Canteen

Fri., February 24, 6:30-9pm
Marvin Lustbader Center at Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive, Northbrook (Map)
For over 30 summers, Teri Chamlin has been Camp Chi’s resident expert on all things Canteen from slushies, Chi swag to countless Chi-rt designs. Join us for dinner and drinks to honor Teri Chamlin and her family, and to help us build a brand-new Canteen at Camp Chi. Enjoy a night of schmoozing and reminiscing on our favorite Teri memories over the years! Plus, the Canteen will be open to purchase some special Chi swag.
Couvert: $36 per person
Max: $100 per family (Includes two adults & up to five children)
Ticket prices cover the cost of the event; upon checkout please consider an additional gift to support the rebuilding of the Camp Chi Canteen.

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Submit your videos about the Camp Chi Canteen by February 1!
Send in a 10-15 second video of yourself or Chi alumni friends sharing a special message about the Chi Canteen. Videos can be focused on one of the following questions and multiple videos can be submitted. Photographs of the Chi Canteen, or Teri and the Chamlin family, are also welcome.

Please hold your camera horizontally when filming and begin your video with prompt question language (e.g. “The best item I ever purchased from the Camp Chi canteen is…..”). Thank you!
• What is your favorite memory of Teri Chamlin at the Camp Chi Canteen?
• What is the best item you ever purchased from the Camp Chi Canteen?
• What do you remember most about the Camp Chi Canteen?
• Share wishes to Teri (e.g. Mazel Tov on 30 Years Teri! Thanks Teri for your hard work! We love you, Teri.)

Submit your video by February 1 and email it to info@campchi.com. Contact Yael Brown at 224.406.9226 with questions about how to submit your video.

 

First Flagpole

Sun., May 21
Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI
Help us raise the flags for the first time to kick off Summer 2023. Make a gift to the Noar Capital Campaign to rebuild Noar Village/Teen Camp and you’ll be invited to tour and dedicate camp upgrades ahead of this summer.

Learn More & Donate

 

Cheers To Chi Through The Years

Save the Date:
Fri., July 7 – Chi Alumni Event in Chicago

Thurs., July 20 – Chi Alumni Event in the Northern Suburbs
Let’s toast to Camp Chi! Join us for a night of drinks, schmoozing, and reminiscing about your favorite camp memories. Adults 21+ only.
Check back soon for details on time, location and registration

 

Alumni Weekend

Fri., August 4-Sun., August 6
Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI
On hiatus since 2020, the Alumni Weekend returns! Reunite with your SIT class (and bring your family) for a weekend filled with nostalgic Chi activities during the final full Shabbat weekend of 2nd session! Come for a day or spend the whole weekend at the beautiful Perlstein Retreat Center. You’ll enjoy a traditional Camp Chi Shabbat and song session, tour the upgraded facilities, and shop the canteen for new swag. Participate in end-of-summer traditions like the SIT-Staff volleyball game, SIT BBQ, among others.
Registration Coming Soon

 

Chi Getaway

Thurs., August 17-Sun., August 20
Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI
This summer, relive the Chi magic again with Chi Getaway, an all-inclusive, stress-free vacation at camp. Come with your family, reunite with your camp friends and enjoy the camp activities you love. Plus, see new camp upgrades like the Noar Dining Hall, the Noar Deck, The Outpost Village, SIT Fire Circle and more! Stay in a cabin or at the popular Perlstein Retreat Center, located on the grounds of Camp Chi. Three or five night stays available,

Learn More

 

Thanks For Joining Us!

Camp Chi welcomed back alumni to two alumni weekends in August 2021 and one in August 2022. Beginning with a Shabbat experience, alumni and their families created new memories while participating in many cherished camp activities, including boating at the cove, nature hikes, sleeping in cabins during a thunderstorm, canteen, and much more!

“The alumni weekend at Camp Chi was EXACTLY what we all needed. The weekend was a great escape from the realities of the past 18 months.”
– Dave Teplinsky, Alumnus

“Being back on campgrounds with my friends—some of whom I haven’t seen in 20-30 years—brought out true unbridled joy and happiness. All of the sudden it was 1991 again and we picked up right where we left off.”
– Karen Firsel, Alumnae

“For the first time we were a family of 5 at Camp Chi and we can’t wait come back to Alumni Weekend next summer!”
– Jonathan Graff, Alumnus

 

Listen to a Chi Song Session!

If you’re missing some of your favorite songs from a Camp Chi Evening Program, listen to them here!

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Give Back to The Place You Call Home

For over 100 years, campers have spent summers at Chi making new friends, building confidence, learning new skills, and developing values that stay with them long after camp ends. Help ensure the vitality of Camp Chi and the strength of our community for the next century by giving back.

 

Ways To Give Back

Help Rebuild Noar Village/Teen Camp

Camp Chi Centennial

Establish The Outpost Village

Give to Scholarship

Make A Gift

 

To give towards Endowment or learn more about other giving opportunities, reach out to Megan Abraham at mabraham@jccchicago.org or call 224.406.9232.

Featured Blog Post

News from the Chi Family

By Camp Chi
So much has been going on in the Camp Chi Family this Autumn. Amongst the celebrations of the High Holidays and start of the school year, we’ve seen tons of milestone events and celebrations! Our News from the Chi Family is changing slightly. From now on, to be featured in our News from the Chi Family, […] Learn More ›

We Want to Hear from you!

Make sure to keep us informed on what’s happening with you and your friends so we can include it in the News from the Chi Family.

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Take our Alumni Census

Whether you went to Camp Chi for one summer or nine, you’ve made an impact on Chi’s 100+ year history, and now we want to hear from you! As a Camp Chi alum, please fill out our Alumni Census so you can stay up to date on the latest camp news and opportunities happening in Lake Delton, WI! We can’t wait to reconnect with you!

Take Our Survey

 

Remember the days when you used to have to write letters to your far-away camp friends or ask permission to make a long-distance phone call? It’s so much easier to keep in touch now, and we want to make sure that you can find your long-lost camp friends and stay up to date on all things Camp Chi.

Still Keeping the Flame Burning Alumni Facebook Group

Come Back to Camp

Ever thought about spending another summer at Camp Chi? You’re in luck – we’re looking for passionate and qualified individuals to join our camp staff. Are you a nurse, social worker, therapist, or counselor? Have a direct impact on the success and well-being of our community by being a part of the team responsible for the mental, emotional, and social health of our summer community.

Interested? Learn more by contacting Jon Levin at jlevin@jccchicago.org.