Today is our grade trip day. A special day for each camper to get to know others from his grade with a special trip just for them. Grades 4 (section A), grade 5 (section B) and Grade 6 (section B+) are heading to the buses following a delicious breakfast for their amazing grade trip. Details to follow tomorrow iyh. Have a great day.

Another beautiful sunny day in Gan Yisroel bh! And the runaways continue. Early this morning bunk Ches was seen at our lake front leaving for their runaway across the lake. Campers were treated to a cook-out breakfast and an exhilarating tube ride.

This past Shabbos, many bunks worked really hard to win Shabbos competition and it was a really close race. And the winners of Shabbos competitions for the first Shabbos of camp are: bunks Tes, Yud Beis and Chof Alef. All three bunks are heading out of camp for a special go-karting trip.

CGI welcomes Rabbi S. Avtzon and family to the CGI family. Rabbi Avtzon will serve as Mashpiah to our staff and campers throughout the summer season. Lots of Hatzlacha!

Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz was something special here in CGI! The Seudos turning into warm Farbrengens, as the head counselors farbrenged and led the singing of Rebbe-songs and many niggunim. The atmosphere was special on this very special day. It was heartwarming to watch the enthusiasm of the campers and staff throughout Shabbos. Mishnayos bal peh was quite special as well. Rabbi B. Mockin spoke for section C as Shabbos was coming in, preparing them for the special day as it was beginning; and spoke for the camp during the Friday night seduah. Rabbi Mockin led a special staff farbrengen which continued all afternoon. A very special Shabbos for all departments of camp.


Last night, following a day full of amazing sports and activities, the camper of all sections joined in the air conditioned dining room to enjoy the first in house entertainment of the season. Campers and staff enjoyed the tricks and quick moves, our magician entertained us with.

When all was still, and campers were asleep, our staff had their very own training with Rabbi Ringo from Montreal. CGI thanks Rabbi Ringo for taking the trip to camp to share his professional and sensitive advice and guidance for our staff. The evening ended with a special staff “Leil Shishi” meal enjoyed by all.

This morning, bright and early bunks Chof Gimmel, and Yud Ches were seen leaving camp for their very special runaway to La belle. Campers enjoyed a breakfast cookout, and sports, before returning to camp. Bunk yud daled had their turn to go on Wednesday.

Today, Friday our first group of campers, section A,  will be calling home for their calling day. IYH we will have another section calling daily, over the next week. CGI appreciates your patience as you wait to hear from your son. As noted on previous emails, due to many trips and special activities, the calling schedule is not set in advance. This helps avoid having parents wait at the phone, while their son is enjoying an outing.

Looking forward to our first, very special, Gimmel Tammuz Shabbos here in CGI. Have a great Shabbos.

Our first full day of camp was amazing! Cheering could be heard from every sports field, and our lake front was buzzing with activity. Campers and staff enjoyed the boats and our incredible water park! The lake front was a great way of enjoying the sunny hot weather in La Minerve!

The sound of learning could be heard coming from the learning classes, which took off to a great start.

Section C was already out of camp on their first trip of the summer. The campers enjoyed bouncing in “Elevation” followed by a late night trip to the Cavendish Mall pizza shop for a delicious dinner. The buses returned late last evening after an amazing day for all!

Welcoming campers for another summer has been amazing! Campers settled into their new bunks and classes really well and enjoyed sports and swimming on their first day here! Last night, following a delicious chicken dinner, campers headed to the shul for our first night activity of the season. Our tired campers were actually happy to head to lights out, after having traveled many hours to get here. Looking forward to another spectacular day in the Rebbe’s camp.

Feel free to send your son emails through our site, using the bunk number you were sent yesterday by email. Please limit the emails to 4 a week. To reach a staff member, please can use the email drop down and select “staff”.

Have a great day!