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Chavayah Overnight Camp for Girls

Midwest’s newest orthodox Jewish overnight camp
Serving girls 5th–11th grade

Busses arrive with laughter and cheers as campers, grades 5-9 from across the country, come together each summer at Chavayah Overnight Camp for Girls. Just 3 hours from Chicago, on the grounds of award-winning JCC Camp Chi, campers explore amazing activities in a torah-rich environment while focusing on improving middos, embracing prayer and study and deepening love for our rich Jewish Heritage.

Your camper will come home with greater confidence, independence and character along with further appreciation for her Jewish identity.


Learning Through Participation

Under our gentle guidance, campers improve middos and develop areas important in a young lady’s life. Through Parsha, stories, role playing and journaling your daughter will gain enthusiasm and pride for her rich heritage. At Shacharis davening, we explore the prayers and gain a deeper appreciation for the beautiful text of our siddur.


Shabbos is very special with zemiros, ruach, dancing and camaraderie. Davening in serene surroundings adds to the achdus. Afternoon walks, games, skits, and Divrei Torah, prepared and given by your daughters, make this time together memorable. Special guest rabbis and their families guide and enrich Shabbos experiences.

Get to Know Us

Highly qualified professionals, our directors share a common passion for Judaism and the Hebrew language that shows through their enthusiasm, dedication and innovation. Our counselors make sure campers are having as much fun as possible while giving them the personal attention to feel comfortable at their new home away from home.

wendy-singerWendy Singer, Director
Wendy has an MS from Spertus College. Her passion for integrating Jewish values into overnight camp goes back to her years as the Assistant Director at JCC Camp Chi. She brings incredible energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude to camp creating a genuinely caring and cooperative, deeply Judaic environment for your child.

Bracha Polstein, On-Site Director
We are thrilled to have Mrs. Bracha Polstein returning for her fourth summer. She has been teaching Judaic and secular studies at Jewish day schools for more than 30 years. This dynamic, nurturing and inspirational educator will generate enthusiasm and growth in your daughter.


Camp in Action


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Chavayah Overnight Camp
c/o Bernard Horwich JCC
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


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