Staff Getaway & Grand trip

Yesterday, campers woke up to find the staff were all gone. The head staff did a tremendous job at leading the entire camp in davening, breakfast and learning classes as the hard working staff were treated to a morning out of camp. Staff returned in time for lunch and swung right back into gear, as everyone enjoyed a great afternoon of sports and activity in the sunshine.

Section C has the camp grounds to themselves today, as the rest of camp left early this morning on the grand trip! Please understand that calling day and email distribution will not take place today.

Have a nice day.

Siyum Shas & In House E

We thank all the parents for taking the long trip up to camp for visiting day yesterday!   Following visiting hours, we celebrated a siyum Hashas by learning-director-section-C-Shneur-Munitz. A festive seudah followed the siyum! Huge mazel tov to Shneur and the entire section C.

Following the siyum, all sections of camp gathered in the shul for a fabulous in house entertainment. The talent magician entertained us with stunts we have never seen before. He had the entire crowd involved in his show; and had everyone asking for more when it was all over. Several bunks enjoyed special late nights last night, including our very own bubble-soccer game, being enjoyed every night here in camp.

 

Tzieschem L’Shalom Masmidim & Visiting day Today

After another wonderful lively  shabbos in camp, we bid farewell to our masmidim, leaving early this morning.  Under the leadership of Rabbi A. Wagner and his incredible staff, the Masmidim were a shining example to campers and staff in all departments of camp. The Chassidishe bochurim spent the past 6 weeks learning in their very own zal, benefiting from our beautiful grounds and country air. The season was an absolute success bh, and we are sorry to see them go. We wish all the departing bochurim a shnas hatzlacha!

We look forward to greeting our guests in camp later today. Special arrangements have been made in case of rain. Please use our dining rooms and shuls for undercover visiting. The performance will be inside (unless there is a change) in our main shul.

Safe trip up.

Grade 6 Rafting & Section C Water Park & Campers’ Overnight

Section B+ ( grade 6) had an amazing trip to white-water-rafting. After a brief training, the campers and staff really enjoyed the intense rapids! The weather was perfect, which helped contribute to the great rafting experience.

Section C were off to Ottawa’s water park. Having the entire park for themselves, they felt at home on the slides and pools throughout the park. Of course the day ended with a lavish picnic dinner, beautifully arranged by their head staff.

Last night, campers from sections A, B and B+ headed up the hill to our in- house overnight site. After setting up their tents and sleeping bags, campers enjoyed the campfire, including hot dogs, marshmallows and of course the great singing round the fire.

We look forward to greeting parents, families and friends here in camp on visiting day, this upcoming Sunday, August 21st, from 1:00-6:00 pm. Safe travels.

Good Shabbos!

 

Section B Trip & Section C Bunk-War Ends With A Bang & Staff Recognition Event

Grade 5, known as section B, had an incredible trip to paint ball shooting! Campers and staff returned to camp last night very excited to report the amazing trip that they enjoyed! For most of them, it was their first experience at paint ball shooting and they expressed their appreciation for this amazing trip.

Section C was quite involved in their bunk war for the past two days. Every camper was involved in his team, contributing in the best way he can. There were songs to write, plays to prepare and perform, costumes to make and lots more. The two day war ended last night with a very lively grand sing. The section C zal was beautifully decorated, and every camper, from all three was in costume. The Chayos, warmth and Achdus, were felt throughout the evening. A beautiful grand sing. Campers are being treated to a later revile this morning to help catch up with some much needed sleep. Section C has another big day ahead today!

Late last night, when our campers were asleep, the staff were surprised by the festive barbecue prepared for them by the head staff. The shul was beautifully decorated, with a great campy theme. Staff were treated to a four course steak dinner, as our appreciation was shared with all our hard working staff. After being served, entertained and fed the staff broke out in dance, which lasted late into the night. Great event!

Section A Trip & Section C Bunk War

Following a delicious Falafel lunch, section-A (grades 3-4) headed to the buses for their very own special trip. They enjoyed jumping and tumbling in the amazing Trampoline park! Campers returned last night in time to join for Supper and night activity.

As a special event, the entire camp joined section C in the shul to watch their -grand-plays, produced and performed  by the campers, in honor of their bunk war.  Amazing talent and “toichen” was shared by our oldest campers in camp. Way to go section C!

Grade 5 – better known as “section B” – was rewarded with a special late night – for their great attendance in cocoa club.  An unusual ice cream party was enjoyed, as each camper prepared his own ice cream sundae, including cones and all the toppings! Pictures to follow.

Eli Marcus In the House & Section C Bunk War

Last night, after an amazing sunny day of sports, water activities, and lots of learning, the shul was literally shaking from the enthusiasm and spirit! When our CGI family and Eli Marcus and Fitche Bensimon get together it is an event not to be missed. The talented singer took the long trip up to camp along with Musician Fitche Bensimon; and their combined talent had every camper on his feet. The concert was a combination of the famous Marcus songs, camp songs and of course niggunim, accompanied by amazing backdrop videos. Every camper was treated to popcorn and a cold water bottle to keep them going for the duration of the show. Stay tuned for lots of pictures.

After the younger sections were dismissed from the shul, section C remained behind as Eli shocked them with his break out of BUNK WAR! Section C is now in a zone of their own, as campers were divided into teams, given names and themes! We look forward to a two day war of unity and chayos; bringing out the amazing talent these young bochurim posses.

Early this morning bunks Zayin and Yud Tes headed out to go-karting as reward for wining shabbos competition. Congratulations to all our winners.

Mazel Tov to Mendel Shusterman upon his Bar Mitzvah; celebrated here in camp with family and friends. Mazel tov to Moshe Zwiebel and Avremel Labkowski, upon their hanochas tefillin which took place in camp. camp Simchas are always special!

 

Talmid Hashavu – Best in Learning Classes

Once again, we are happy to share the list of campers that were recognized as being the best in learning classes for the week. For the benefit of campers that joined us for second month we will explain the graph; the second column are campers that were best in the class for the week, and the third column are those that progressed and put in that extra effort. Lots of Nachas!

Along the same line, we are pleased to share our good news of the day: every camper in sections A, B and B+ attended cocoa club this morning!

­­­­­­­Shiur תלמיד השבוע חייל השבוע
Rabbi Amzallag Leibel Slavin Shmuel Nelken
Rabbi Polter Mendel Sollish Shmuli Cunin
Rabbi Yanky Gurkow Nochum Gurevitch Sholom Lieberman
Rabbi Chaim Yisrolik Plotkin Zevi Lipskier
Rabbi Friedman Mendy Traurig Zalman Lew
Rabbi Krinsky Chaim Yosef Cohen Mendel Wolvovsky
Rabbi Schwey Mendel Herbstman Mendel Laufer
Rabbi Cohen Mendel Beitsch Yisrael Yiftach
Rabbi Geisinsky Zalman Gansbourg Mendel Mockin
Rabbi Moshe Gurary Levi Pape Moshe Katz
Rabbi Shmuel Gurary Shmuel Nechemya Mockin Moshe Nelken
Rabbi Mendel Gurkow Yaakov Sasson Mendel Mendelow
Rabbi Lavner Gershon Jacobson Shmuli Rubashkin
Rabbi Marasow Tzemach Tenebaum Motti Yarmak
Rabbi Tiechtel Yaakov Lerner Ruvi Dunin
Rabbi Greenbaum Nosson Oster Elimelech Greenbaum
Rabbi Kremer Sholom Ber Abrahams Mendel Oster
Rabbi Mendel Gurary Mendel Teichman Matisyahu Gershovitz
Rabbi Korf Tzvi Bronstein Shmuli Schonbuch
Rabbi Nemanow Levi Lieberman Yisrael Schapiro
Rabbi Swued Yaakov Yarmush Mendel Bryski
Rabbi Vogel Mendel Pels Shimi Teninbaum
Rabbi Katzman Nochum Plotkin Shneur Zalman Gozenpud
Rabbi Oster Tzvi Spielman Nosson Sollish
Rabbi Schapiro Mendy Brod Schneur Uzan
Rabbi Chaikin Zalmy Greenbaum Dovid Lew
Rabbi Gerlitzky Mendel Volovick Mendel Lovitch

 

Record Breaking Staff Play & Section C Breakfast

Campers were quite surprised to receive a personalized, labeled, headset as they headed out to of the dining room from supper last night. Under a clear, starry sky, the excitement was tangible, the atmosphere magical, as every staff member was involved in this incredible production.  Campers were both calm and excited as they watched the professional act portraying the importance of true Ahavas Yisroel. It was exciting to watch their counselors, teachers, general staff, and head staff, show their talent on stage. Of course there was lots of comedy and intensity throughout the play. The sound, lighting, costumes and details were all perfect. Much thanks to the amazing staff and head staff for making this happen.

Following the play, after every camper was back in his bunk, the rain came pouring!  The hard working staff enjoyed a “Pizza event” including poutine and all the trimmings; prepared for them by the kitchen and head staff! Another great event!

This morning, section C woke up to a special gourmet breakfast, prepared for them by their staff. The campers were shocked as they walked into their dining room and were treated to absolute royalty. A special program was enjoyed while the breakfast was served.

Have a good Shabbos!

Topsy-Turvie Day & Preparation For Staff Play

Campers have been running around collecting signatures to be nominated for the position of their choice. Once signatures were collected; our finalists had to debate for their positions, in our intense night activity last night. This morning, positions  have been reversed, as many campers can be seen walking around with our ever popular “Radios”, as they hold key staff positions in camp. A day that is always enjoyed by all, as campers have a chance to enjoy privileges they don’t  usually get.

In the meantime, our devoted staff members were working last night, in preparation for what promises to be an incredible outdoor staff play; taking place tonight on the CGI kick ball field. Stages are being set, props are being built, costumes, sewn, as the excitement rises for this amazing production.

Section C had over 90 Hatomim winners enjoy a special activity last night, of “make your own pizza”. In honor of  the 9-days the campers enjoyed playing chef with this great dairy event.

Mazel tov to the Kaplan and Kuravsky families  and upon the bar Mitzvahs of their sons; celebrated here in camp with family and friends. CGI wishes both families a huge mazel and lots of Nachas. Only simchas.

Have a nice day!