Chi Town Connection is Back!
What is Chi Town Connection?
Chi Town Connection, CTC for short is Camp Chi’s year-round teen program open to all teens in 8th-11th grade! Our goal is to keep teens connected and engaged to the Camp and Jewish community all year long! We will be doing that with incredible programming and philanthropy efforts. Given the current climate, our programming will mainly live virtually, with events such as Live Euchre Tournaments, Camp Friend Hangouts, Charity Work, and more! When safe to do so, we cannot wait to provide in person events in the Chicago-Land area and teen retreats up at camp! We currently have a 15 person Leadership Board made up of incredible Camp Chi teens who are so excited to bring CTC to life! From that leadership board, we held our very fist elections and are so thrilled to introduce the first ever CTC Executive Board!
For more information or to get involved feel free to contact J-Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org or email CTC at email@example.com. Follow us on Instagram and stay tuned for our upcoming CTC Blog Posts that will live right here on Winkle’s Blog!
Meet our New Executive Board!
President: Alexa Turner
Alexa has been going to Camp Chi since 2015, and is so excited to celebrate the 100th year of camp this coming summer as a SIT. Ever since Shoreshim, she has had a strong passion for camp and has been active in the Chi community. As president, Alexa is now excited to help take ownership of CTC and help bring it to life. She cannot wait to be a leader and help campers stay connected to camp all year long, especially during this difficult time. She loves camp more than anything and is excited to bring her love to all the meetings, events and activities. Her favorite nights of the year are Shabbats at Camp Chi, and she cannot wait to be with everyone in 2021 to celebrate Friday nights once again.
Vice President: Hannah Dalinka
Hannah is a sophomore at Glenbrook North High School. She loves choir, theatre, student board leadership, and most importantly, all things Camp Chi! She has gone to Camp Chi for four years and is looking forward to her SIT summer in 2021! Hannah’s favorite camp activities are water skiing and outdoor cooking. She is confident that Courtside pool is better and the best camp foods are cinnamon rolls, burnt s’mores and Shabbat dinners. As Vice President, Hannah is going to be leading CTC’s philanthropy efforts and she is thrilled to be able to give back with the Camp Chi community in this way!
Secretary: Tess Adelstein
This Summer will be Tess’s 8th year at Camp Chi and her SIT year! Tess has been going to camp since Yeladim and each year, her love for it grows stronger and stronger, and now that she is the Secretary of Chi Town Connection (CTC), she’s going to be able to spread her love and passion for camp to all of the campers. As Secretary, Tess is responsible for the new CTC blog and will be the one sending out information about all the events and happenings going on with Chi Town Connection. Tess cannot wait to get to know you and keep you updated and connected to all things CTC during the months leading up to the summer.
Social Media Manager: Sarah Matthews
Sarah is the social media manager for CTC this year and will be curating CTC Instagram page. Sarah has been going to camp since she was 10, and this coming summer will be coming back for her sophomore year of Noar. She loves to bake, play field hockey, and figure skate. Her favorite camp Chi activities are OC and waterski, and she is looking forward to being a SIT in 2022.
Program Coordinator: Ryan Lemberg
Ryan is a sophomore at Stevenson High School. He loves hanging out with his friends and being involved in the Jewish community. He is member of BBYO and now will be the Program coordinator for Chi Town Connection and could not be more excited. Ryan is a die-hard Bears fan and would do anything to never relive the double-doink kick ever again.
Director: Jared London (J-Lo)
J-Lo is a member of the Camp Chi full-time team as the current Program Coordinator. One of the major focuses of his role is Teen Engagement, in which he has brought back Chi Town Connection. J-Lo lives for camp and will be spending his 15th summer at Chi in 2021 as the Teen Camp (Noar) Village Leader. J-Lo could not be more excited to work with the entire CTC Leadership Board to keep our Camp Chi teens connected and engaged during the off season!