Here for summer. Home for life.

Celebrate with Us!

We’ve got in-person and virtual events planned in the Chicago area and at camp in Lake Delton, WI. We can’t wait to sing “Happy birthday Camp Chi!” with all of you.

Here for summer. Home for life.

Campfires

In-Person Events

A Camp Chi campfire is one memory you’ll never forget. The flicker of the fire, the taste of s’mores, the smell of smoke on your clothes – it’s all a part of the Camp Chi experience. Relive that memory and join us for one more campfire, with alumni from your decade. Feel free to bring your family!

Campfires are in-person, socially distant events in the Chicagoland area, with limited capacity, if you’re planning to attend, please register all attendees.

EventDateTimeLocation 
Chi Alumni of the 1990’s - 2010’s
(Adults only)
Sun., June 276:00pm ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp
Northbrook
Register
Chi Alumni and Families
(All ages)
Sun., July 256:00pm Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp
Lake Zurich
Register
All Chi Alumni
(Adults only)
Sun., August 156:00pm Lighthouse Beach
Evanston
Register
Summer 2021 Camp Family Reunion
(All ages)
Sun., September 195:00pm Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp
Lake Zurich
Register

Spend Time at Camp Chi

In-Person Events

If you’re missing Camp Chi’s beautiful 600 acres in Lake Delton, WI, then come celebrate with us in person at camp! We’re offering socially distant, reunion-type events at Camp Chi in August for you and your whole family. Come for a day, a night or for an entire weekend! You can get the Camp Chi experience and stay in a cabin or stay in Perlstein Retreat Center, our hotel-style accommodations. You’ll explore the grounds, participate in camp style activities and evening programs all while making some new camp memories!

We’re offering single day, overnight rates and packages to choose from when visiting camp to make the most of your celebration with Camp Chi. Join us Thurs., August 19 – Sun., August 29!

Learn More & Register

photo mosaic flame Photo Mosaic

Virtual Event

Leave your mark with our interactive photo mosaic! There is so much rooted in Camp Chi’s 100-year history and now’s your chance to be a part of the Centennial celebration. Upload your Camp Chi photos and they’ll be integrated into this beautiful Centennial photo mosaic that will be permanently installed at camp to commemorate the 100th summer. Start digging through your photos and leave your Camp Chi legacy.

Upload Your Photo

photo mosaic flame Photo Contest

Virtual Event

100 summers means tons of memories, and we want to see your favorite Chi moments! We’re looking to grow our photo archives and fill our virtual time capsule with the absolute best photos from our first 100 years! Learn about the categories and submit your pictures today for a chance to win!

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Evening Program

Our virtual Evening Programs may be over but we’re so grateful for the 213 alumni who joined us in celebration of our 100th summer! We enjoyed reuniting with you, reminiscing about Camp Chi and playing camp fun & games. Thank you for all who participated and kept the Chi magic alive!

Who Knows One: Camp Chi Edition

Thanks for participating in Who Knows One: Camp Chi Edition! Our generous community donated $2,561 during the live game to help influence the game and give back to camp. You can watch the game again to see who won each round and what hilarity ensued by visiting Camp Chi’s Facebook.

Watch the Game!

Alumni, Get Involved!

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 we can connect with you to share the latest camp news and opportunities happening in Lake Delton, WI! We can’t wait to reconnect with you!

Take the Census

Participate In Our Photo Contest

Make a Gift to Camp Chi

In celebration of Camp Chi’s centennial summer in 2021, let’s strike a MATCH to help ensure the vitality of Camp Chi and the strength of our community for another 100 years. Your gift today will be matched 1:2 by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation All Together Now campaign to protect Jewish overnight camp. This means for every $2 you donate; a generous funder matches with $1. All Together Now Matching Grant program is made possible through JCamp 180®, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is a steadfast supporter of Jewish life and recognizes the well-documented, life-long impact of Jewish overnight camp.

Support Camp Chi Today

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Centennial Summer Highlights

Atkins Family Health Center
Topfer/Vozar Family Cove
Larry Gilford Racquet Center
Putterman Family Gazebo
The Hangout in Noar Village
Witkovsky Family SIT Program
Zaban Refreshment Center in the Atkins Health Center
Hecktman Family Welcome Center in the Atkins Health Center
SIT Fire Circle

Pinsky Family Culinary Arts Center
Hochwert Family Media Arts Center
Picnic Grove Lighting
16 renovated and expanded cabins
7 renovated bathhouses
15,000 square feet of restored, accessible pathways
Pool lifts and new Cove features to ensure accessibility
Cooper Family Outdoor Kitchen
Firsel Family Welcome Arbor in the Picnic Grove
Squirrel Hill Fire Circle

Centennial Investors

Edward Atkins MD and Cathy Gilford Atkins
Foundation for Jewish Camp
Bonnie Vozar and Topfer Family Foundation
Stacey and Dave Teplinsky
David T. Brown and Suzanne Muchin
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Julie Lefar
Mark & Caryn Putterman
Marisa and Steven Mandrea
Lisa and Lee Bloom
Robyn and David Nankin
Stephen Vozar
Allen and Robin Berg
Barbara and Stuart Hochwert
Cheryl and Carey Cooper and Family
Jerry Witkovsky and Family
Mark & Lisa Pinsky
Sue Pinsky
Judy and Mel Hecktman
Karen and Adam Firsel

Sponsor the Summer Investors

Teplinsky Family
Harris Family Giving Fund in honor of 3 generations of Camp Chi Campers
Addie and Sam Goodman and Family
David Atkins and Faith Botica
Allyson Perling, Glen Hardin and Netta Hardin
Karen and Mark Sperber
Vinik Family, in loving memory of Abe Vinik
Maureen and David Stolman
Mindy and Ed Kirsh and Family
Charlotte and Scott Weissman and Family
Roberta Star
Fran and Ron Levin
Chantal and Ron Blaustein
Ken and Shelley Stolman