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Camp Chi can arrange for tutors to call and/or video chat with their students to maintain regular tutoring. This service is available for a nominal charge. 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 will be 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 their 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.
We believe that it is always a good idea to protect your investments, including your payments for Camp Chi. While rare, there are times where the fun and excitement of camp is interrupted by unfortunate circumstances such as a family emergency, your camper gets injured or becomes ill. There are countless unforeseen circumstances that may lead to you needing to cancel your registration. As stated in our policies, we do not issue refunds for cancellations after camp has begun and there are not refunds for early departures from camp regardless of reason (behavior, medical, etc.).
The best way to ensure your investments are protected, if your situation were to change and the unexpected occurs, is to purchase Program Protector Insurance. Camp Chi partners with TravMark insurance through CampMinder/CampInTouch to provide this for our families. You can either opt to purchase coverage at the time of registration through the camper application in CampInTouch or you can purchase it separately once registration has been completed. There are two plans available for you to choose from:
Standard Plan F530S: Plan cost is 5% of your session fee. The Standard Plan includes a package of Non-Insurance Services plus insurance benefits including Program Cancellation and Interruption, Travel Delay, Medical Expense, Baggage, Baggage Delay and more.
Waiver of the Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion: The exclusion for Pre-Existing Condition will be waived provided: (a) Your payment for this plan and enrollment form are received with or before the final payment for your program; and (b) You are not disabled from travel at the time your plan payment is paid.
Enhanced Plan F530E: (Not Available to Residents of New York) – Plan cost is 7.50% of the session fee. The Enhanced Plan includes a package of Non-Insurance Services plus insurance benefits including Program Cancellation and Interruption, Travel Delay, Medical Expense, Baggage, Baggage Delay, plus a Cancel For Any Reason benefit that allows you to cancel your program for any reason up to 2 (two) days before your scheduled departure date as long as your payment for this plan is received within 20 days of the date your initial payment or deposit for your program is received. If you cancel your program for any reason not otherwise covered by this plan, benefits will be paid 65% of the prepaid, forfeited, non-refundable payment or deposits you paid for your program. Please Note: The Cancel For Any Reason Benefit is applicable to all sessions insured on this enrollment and cannot be used for individual sessions.
Waiver of the Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion: The exclusion for Pre-Existing Condition will be waived provided: (a) Your payment for this plan is received within 20 days of the date your initial payment or deposit for your program is received; and (b) You are not disabled from travel at the time your plan payment is paid.
We encourage all families to review important information and read the FAQ.
If you have questions or want to purchase coverage by phone, please call the Customer Service Specialists for Program Protector at 1-833-297-2258 the code you will need to provide for Camp Chi is JCHI3050IL and refer to plan #’s F530S or F530E.
The Camp Chi Canteen is a full-service camp store. Campers visit the Canteen 2-3 times each week. 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 $10 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.