Affiliated with JCC Chicago
Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.
Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.
Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 6 Weeks, 8 Weeks
For nearly 100 years, JCC Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug campers from their daily lives and connect them to life-changing moments filled with a sense of community, kindness, respect. They also come home with enhanced Jewish/Israeli learning and connection.
Choice-based programming and expansive facilities allow campers to discover their passions. Where else can you play soccer, sail a boat, fly down a zip line, record an original song, jump in a pool, and sing around a campfire all in one day? Campers see opportunities for adventure and fun, while we see them growing and gaining independence.
JCC Camp Chi is located on 600 acres of majestic pines on beautiful Lake Blass. Our expansive setting and extensive variety of activities and specialties offer campers entering 2nd-11th grade unlimited opportunities, yet our 1 to 3 staff-to-camper ratio and small cabin groups ensure that campers receive personalized attention, support and encouragement every day.
Chi’s facilities are among the finest in the country, with two heated pools, an indoor air-conditioned gym and recreation center, arts studio, equestrian center, low and high ropes course, climbing tower, radio and video studios, lake front activities and extensive watersports.
Camp Chi sessions vary in length and include shorter sessions for younger campers and a 5- week adventure trip in the Pacific Northwest for teen campers. ACA accredited and named as one of the top 20 summer camps in the US (SheKnows.com).