Camp Chi can arrange for your child to receive Bar/Bat Mitzvah “coaching” from our Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutors for three 30-minute periods per four-week camp session. Each camper is responsible for meeting the tutor during the assigned time. Whenever possible, these coaching sessions will occur during rest hour or other free periods. This service is available for an additional fee to campers with B’nai Mitzvot occurring prior to November 1st. Forms to sign up for this service are available in CampInTouch.
It’s an old Camp Chi tradition to celebrate each camper’s birthday with a cake (provided by camp), singing and a cabin party. If you would like to call your child on his or her birthday, please do so by arranging a time in advance with the camp office at 847.763.3551. Please do not send money for a special party. If you would like to do something special for the cabin, contact Teri Chamlin at the Chi Canteen at 847.763.3677. Please do not expect phone calls from campers on family members’ birthdays.
The Camp Chi Canteen is a full-service camp store. Campers visit the Canteen 3-4 times each week depending on their age. Each camper has a canteen account that is established upon camp registration. Campers withdraw from this account to pay for Canteen items, including snacks, Chi Gear (sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, etc.), games and necessity items (stamps, stationery, shampoo, etc.). Chi’s Canteen Coordinator, Teri Chamlin, closely monitors each camper’s account and will contact you if your child’s account is running low.
Please Note: If less than $5 remains in your account at the end of the summer, you will not receive a refund. Instead, the money will be automatically donated to the Camp Chi Scholarship Fund.
During each three- and four-week session, campers will have their laundry cleaned three times. For campers in the Mini Sessions, their laundry will be done one time. A professional laundry service washes, dries and folds the contents of each camper’s clearly marked laundry bag and returns clothes a few days later. Each camper will receive a color-coded Camp Chi laundry bag to use each summer. The minimal charge for this laundry bag will be charged to the camper’s canteen account. To further avoid missing items, it is imperative that ALL clothing be marked with camper’s FIRST and LAST NAME. Camp Chi is not responsible for lost clothing or other articles. Please note there is no laundry service during Try Chi.
One of our partners, Camp Laundry & Baggage, also offers optional post-camp laundry service. After you get your camper’s bags from the bus site, they’ll pick up your laundry directly from your house, wash everything one more time and return your belongings directly to you, fresh and clean. Camp Laundry & Baggage will donate a portion of the proceeds from post-camp laundry service back to the Ron Levin Summers of Tomorrow Fund, which helps provide camper scholarships, so you can get clean clothes and support camp too!
Campers have a tendency to misplace belongings while at camp. Staff make every attempt to help campers locate lost and misplaced items. Parents can help this process by labeling ALL items brought to camp with camper’s FIRST and LAST NAME. Camp Chi does not assume liability for loss of or damage to personal items.
After Labor Day, all Lost & Found items which are labeled with a camper’s name will be available at the Chi Office. Any items with no name label will be donated in Wisconsin and labeled items that are not picked up from by October will be donated to local charities.