The Outpost

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Our Core Values

Kindness, Respect, Community

Camp Chi is guided by the principles of Kindness, Respect, and Community. These values are equally as important in the Outpost Village.


The Outpost Village emphasizes a fourth value: Curiosity. We believe immersion in nature presents campers with a unique and incomparable space to explore their identity and connect with their natural selves.

To us, it is necessary that:
The natural world is accessible to everyone.
The natural world is an integral part of our everyday lives.

Campers will be given the opportunity to explore how they relate to these values and to experience the natural world through their unique Jewish perspective.

Outdoor Activities

All activities are rooted in outdoor education and wilderness survival

Even though we all share a common love of nature in The Outpost Village, we recognize our campers’ interests are as unique as the foliage of our forests. There is something for everyone so campers can always find something to do.

Daily Activities Exclusive to The Outpost Village

Trail Building
Forging and maintaining hiking trails through our 600 forested acres

Natural Art
Making paint out of foraged plants, creating sculptures from natural materials, building musical instruments from nature and more

Maintaining a garden of native Wisconsin wildflowers and plants

Plant and animal identification, water and soil quality testing

And many more!


Daily Activities in Camp Chi

Ropes Course
Adventure through our two Ropes Challenge Courses and on our Rock Wall

Horseback Riding
Form a connection to plants and animals while riding through our wooded trails

Outdoor Cooking
Learn how to cook the old-fashioned way: over an open fire

Canoe, kayak, and paddle board around our quiet, private Lake Blass


Overnight Trips

Canoe Trip
Camping Trip
More information coming soon


Campers and staff live together in custom designed 30-foot yurts, a traditional-style round tent, which are divided by campers’ gender. Each camper has a bunk and a shelved cubby, and everyone can enjoy a common lounge area and electrical power.

At the center of the village is our familial fire circle, the hearth and home of the Outpost Village, along with a surrounding native plant garden and a communal pavilion. A full bathhouse with sinks and showers is a short walk away from the yurts. Although the Outpost Village feels secluded from the outside world, it is only steps from the rest of Camp Chi’s 600 beautiful acre campus.

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jonno appel

Jonno Appel

Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, Camp Chi
After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jonno spent a few years traveling the world, developing international volunteer programs and guiding multi-day group tours for young adults. At the end of 2019, he returned home to Los Angeles, and spent the past handful of years managing a non-profit Urban Farm and developing garden and nature-based life skills curriculum for families experiencing homelessness. Jonno is thrilled to bring his experiences and passion for nature to The Outpost Village. As Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, Jonno also leads all outdoor programming including The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Trip.

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