Russian Jewish Children Eligible for Camp Chi Scholarships

Russian Jewish children from 4th-11th grade, with at least one Jewish parent born in the former Soviet Union, can now receive scholarships to attend JCC Camp Chi, the Midwest’s premier Jewish overnight camp, thanks to a grant from Foundation for Jewish Camp with generous support from the Genesis Philanthropy Group. The grant’s purpose is to engage new campers and staff from Russian-speaking families in the summer of a lifetime at JCC Camp Chi. Campers gain increased self-confidence, pride in Jewish heritage, and life-long friendships. .

JCC Camp Chi’s popular overnight program features an unmatched opportunity for youth to explore and develop new skills and enjoy unparalleled activities, in a safe, nurturing environment. Russian-speaking staff will receive training and ongoing support to create enhanced relationships with new Russian campers and help for a smooth transition into an overnight experience.

JCC Camp Chi has been welcoming overnight campers, ages 9-16, for over ninety years on its 600 acres of pristine woods and waterfront property in Lake Delton, Wisconsin. Campers choose from over fifty specialty options, with high quality instruction from trained instructors. Diverse programs include water skiing, tennis, horseback riding, photography, video, drama, pottery, dance and much more. A staff-camper ratio of 1:3 ensures personalized attention among gender and age-specific village groups. Healthy, hot meals are provided, and attention is given to those with special dietary needs. Campers enroll in 2, 3 or 4-week sessions.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come basis. Spaces are limited, so families are urged to apply immediately. To learn more or apply, contact Ron Levin, Director of Camp Chi at 847-763-3555 or