As we brought in the last Shabbos of the first session, a feeling of mixed emotion was felt, preparing to say good bye to some of our campers. The dining room had a special Chayos, as camp songs were sung, divrei torah were shared and Hachlotas were made. Hard to believe a full month has already been enjoyed!  There was also a larger  amount of Mizhnayos-BalPeh learned on this special shabbos.

Emails have been sent and reminding parents of departure and arrival times for all buses. We will do our best to send updates on the buses as the information comes in.

Departure NY: Monday August 1, 10:00 PM-President & Kingston-bus pass & birth certificate needed (please no packages)
Departure Montreal: Tuesday August 2, 9:00 am (yeshiva) – bus pass needed

Arrival: NY bus: Tuesday August 2, 8:00 PM-President & Kingston
Arrival Montreal bus: Tuesday August 2, 12:00 pm-Yeshiva

11 buses and 2 mini buses pulled into camp late last night returning lots of happy, tired campers and staff after an amazing trip to six-flags La Ronde amusement park. In the words of some of our campers, “it was our best trip ever!” The rides, shows, perfect weather, and just being together with bunk mates in the amazing park, made for a super-grand-trip!

The entire camp met in the parking lot for Mincha an delicious dinner of warm pizza and fries; and then returned to the park to enjoy the lit up rides at night!  As the buses were boarded each camper was given a fresh chocolate doughnut before heading back to camp.

Campers were treated to a late revile this morning to make up for some lost sleep. We are sure to be well rested as we prepare for the last Shabbos of the first session here in Camp Gan Yisroel.

Good Shabbos!

A competitive Bog war ended last night after the final play. All the plays were most enjoyable and full of toichen. It was a wonderful war and everyone is waiting to hear the who the winner is.

Today, all sections of camp are out on the GRAND TRIP. Excitement was in the air as buses were loaded nice and early, following davening and a delicious  breakfast. Please understand that calling day and email distribution will be skipped for today as we are busy enjoying this amazing trip.

Mazel Tov to Mendy and Yossi  Hirsch, and Yossi Sherman upon their Bar Mitzvahs, celebrated here in camp surrounded by family and friends. The CGI family  wishes both families a warm Mazel Tov and lots of nachas!

Have a great day.

Much to everyone’s surprise and excitement, Bog war is here- better known as “Hakhel war”! Campers have been busy studying their quotas of Mishnayos bal peh, learning songs and of course enjoying the great performance presented by all three teams.  Following the theme of Shnas Hakhel, the team names are “Hakhel Es Ha’am- Achdus”, “Leman’an Yilmedu-Torah” & “Veshamru La’asos-Mitzvos”. We wish all 3 teams much hatzlacha!

Alternating between kayaking hiking and taking a ride on our very own pontoon boat, the entire section C enjoyed a day travelling to and from the town of Lac Dessert. Aside for enjoying the trip there and back, the campers played mini golf and enjoyed a great scavenger hunt. Campers rushed back to join the rest of camp – watching the great plays of bog war.

The clouds parted and sky cleared just in time for activities yesterday. Campers had an amazing day of sports leagues  and water activities. Following an early dinner, everyone headed to the shul for an awesome show by a very talented Ventriloquist! Everyone headed back to their bunks, still trying to figure out just how he did it! It was enjoyed by campers and staff of all ages!

After the great entertainment, Section C campers were rewarded for their hard work in Hatomim with a spectacular evening – a special “wrap night”. The atmosphere was great and the food delicious! Thanks to the hardworking staff for making the event possible.

Below please find the list of campers that excelled in learning classes for the third week of camp. Lots of Nachas!

­­­­­­­Shiur תלמיד השבוע חייל השבוע
Rabbi Amzallag Yisroel Arye’h Leib Slavin Yoel Tzemach Krinsky
Rabbi Polter Mendel Greenberg Levi Marrus
Rabbi Zweibel Yaakov Yelin Zalman Shagalow
Rabbi Chaim Schneur Zalman Goldstien Ya’akov Lang
Rabbi Friedman Chaim Stern M”M Zarchi
Rabbi Krinsky Chaim Gorelik Avi Levin
Rabbi Schwey Zalman Zarchi Sholom Schwartz
Rabbi Cohen Meir Borenstien Zalman Rubenfeld
Rabbi Geizinsky Levi Freeman Avraham Dovid Krinsky
Rabbi Moshe Gurary Ya’akov Lerner Menachem Kammen
Rabbi Shmuel Gurary Zalmy Hirsch Meir Smetana
Rabbi Gurkow Levi Mintz Ya’akov Sasson
Rabbi Lavner Yossi Fischer Bentzi Geizinsky
Rabbi Marozow Ezra Lipsh Dovi Deitch
Rabbi Tiechtel Shmuel Baron Sholom Mordechei Rosenblum
Rabbi Greenbaum Mendel Lieberman Yishei Klein
Rabbi Kremer Yossi Rabinowitz Mendel Korer
Rabbi Mendel Gurary Moshe Faygen Zalman Greenberg
Rabbi Korf Tzvi Brownstien Hershy Alperowitz
Rabbi Nemenow Chaim Osdoba Yossi Rubashkin
Rabbi Swued Chaim Palace Shimon Blotner
Rabbi Vogel Moshe Sperlin Shneur Zalman Vidal
Rabbi Katzman Nochum Plotkin Yitzchok Levi Hirsch
Rabbi Oster Yosef Volfman Yisroel Noach Gurkow
Rabbi Schapiro Mendel Zavdi Mendel Waks
Rabbi Chaikin Yankele Reitport Sholom Cohen
Rabbi Gerlitzky Yosef Teitelbaum Zalman Rodkin


After an amazing Shabbos including a special Mishnayos Bal Peh war, staff and section C were treated to a special Melave Malka in preparation for the fast. In addition to the great food the atmosphere was great!

During the fast a grand staff baseball game took place in our baseball field with the campers cheering them on. We ended the fast with a delicious dinner of vegetable soup, Lazagna, salad, corn, fresh rolls and of course fresh homemade cake. The younger campers were fed earlier in the evening and were entertained in the shul while the fasting campers and staff enjoyed their delicious supper.

As soon as the energy was back in full swing, campers and staff headed to the basketball court for an intense  all-start game played by campers in sections B and B+ (grades 5 and 6). The audience cheered and players performed. It was hard to remember their age as they impressed the crowd with their amazing sports abilities.  In the meantime there were small games happening around camp including of course our new bubble soccer! Never a dull moment!

Early this morning our winners of Shabbos competition, bunks Ches and Yud-Tes were on the road, to Go-Karting. Congratulations to all the campers in the two bunks for a great Shabbos!


Yesterday, in honor of hike day, campers of grade 6 alternated between boating and being taken by a larger boat to our local town of Lac-Dessert.  The campers enjoyed the town and the Mini Golf.  Water bottles were distributed as campers enjoyed their time out of camp. The staff were sure to make every moment memorable! The rest of camp enjoyed a great day of sports here in camp. Sports seems to be a great highlight here as they play hard to keep up with the leagues and have a great time.

Section C were headed out for an amazing trip. The division was divided between rope-course and paint-ball-shooting as they did last week. This gives every camper a chance to enjoy both trips  – without the delays of waiting on lines. They returned to camp last night in time for a delayed dinner. A great time was enjoyed by all bh.

Matissyahu Gershovitz celebrated his bar mitzvah here in camp yesterday. Mazel Tov to the entire family, lots of Nachas!

This morning bunks Zayin, Yud Alef, and Yud Daled were rewarded for winning Shabbos competition last shabbos. They were all taken on a trip Go-Karting for some great fun!

We look forward to another  amazing Shabbos in Camp IYH, and will be happy to share our winners once again.

Have a good Shabbos.


The dining  room roared with excitement during an early lunch, as campers were given the great news, OVERNIGHTS! Campers hurried to their bunks to pack and prepare for this exciting event. The weather could not have been better BH, as campers spread out their sleeping bags, set up their tents and enjoyed a delicious barbecue supper and beautiful camp fire. The singing went into the night as roasted marshmallows were distributed. Early this morning, the entire camp headed to the water park to enjoy the slides and pools. Campers then headed back to camp and grade 6 continued their outing to enjoy some bowling. The fun doesn’t seem to end.

In the meantime, section C took advantage of our empty camp grounds and enjoyed an amazing  C shore farbrengen! The staff outdid themselves with the props and great menu prepared.  The entire section was treated to a very special menu and incredible program prepared by their very own staff.

Once again, we are happy to share the list of campers that excelled in learning class over the past week. Lots of Nachas!

Mazel tov to campers celebrating their Hanochas Tefillin in camp with family  and friends. Mazel Tov to the Cousins, Katz and Kaller families. Lots of Chassidishe Nachas.

­­­­­­­Shiur תלמיד השבוע חייל השבוע
Rabbi Amzallag Ari Light Nosson Gurary
Rabbi Polter Yaakov Schonbuch Chaim Mockin
Rabbi Chaim Berel Munitz Aaron Pinson
Rabbi Friedman Shraga Charytan Moti Muchnik
Rabbi Krinsky Yirmiyahu Gourarie Shmuli Eisenbach
Rabbi Schwey Mendel Wolowik Zalman Zarchi
Rabbi Cohen Dovid Cunin Mendel Zwiebel
Rabbi Geisinsky Sholom Myhill Zalman Gansbourg
Rabbi Moshe Gurary Moshe Katz Mendy Hayes
Rabbi Shmuel Gurary Yossele Borenstein Yehuda Simon
Rabbi Gurkow Shalom Brashevitzky Tzvi Konikov
Rabbi Lavner Levi Bendet Binyomin Wineberg
Rabbi Marozow Menachem Lowenstein Shraga Telsner
Rabbi Tiechtel Avrohom Dovid Rosenblum Menachem Adelist
Rabbi Greenbaum Gershon Ber Jacobson Yosef Schapiro
Rabbi Kremer Levi Kirsh Tzvi Schapiro
Rabbi Mendel Gurary Yisroel Lewis Mattisyahu Gershovitz
Rabbi Korf Chaim Hirsh Volovik Shmuli Schonbuch
Rabbi Nemenow Isaac Mintz  Moshe Lieberman
Rabbi Swued Yossi Holtzberg Mendel Heber
Rabbi Vogel Shalom DovBer Vidal Shragi Neuwirth
Rabbi Katzman Yosef Chaim Sputz Shneur Zalman Gozenpud
Rabbi Oster Yossi Vaisfiche Moshe Gniwisch
Rabbi Schapiro Dovid Zeiler Mendy Brod
Rabbi Chaikin Zalman Gurary Eliyahu Zaetz
Rabbi Gerlitzky Levi Lieberman Schneur Zalman Wilansky


Thanks to all the families that made the long trip up to camp yesterday. Worth the trip! The weather could not have been better, as families enjoyed their time on the beautiful CGI grounds. Our guests enjoyed the inflatable activities brought to camp in their honor, and of course the canteen, the playground; and just being together with their campers in camp. Campers without visitors were given a special schedule, including swimming in the pool and boating on our magnificent lake.

As parents left, campers hurried off to learning classes followed by mincha and a delicious dinner of burgers and fries. Grade 6 was treated to a special evening out; including a deluxe barbecue dinner in the baseball field and special sports.

Last night a few bunks were given a late night of jumping and sliding on the inflatable games while others enjoyed bubble soccer. CGI is happy to welcome this new activity to our grounds. Our new bubble-soccer game has proven to be a tremendous hit with campers of all ages bh.

In the meantime over 110 section C Hatamim participants were rewarded with a special sushi night. Section C Campers were seen rolling and enjoying their very own sushi rolls. Most enjoyed!