The sports fields have been buzzing with activity as leagues took off to a great start. The fierce competitions spread throughout every playing field and gym as campers enjoyed great sports.

Section A were off on their grade trip. The campers headed to “High Exposure” where they enjoyed rock climbing and ninja warrior. A great time was enjoyed by all. They returned in time to join the rest of camp for a delicious chicken dinner.

Section C enjoyed a special evening event which included a great a barbecue.

Please note, the camp address and phone number are on our site, under “contacts”. Please refer to it when needed. Thanks 

And the exciting moment of laundry has arrived! All campers dropped off their laundry last night before heading off to bed.

This week is the week of “grade trips”-each grade is treated to a trip for their grade alone.

Yesterday Grade 5 were out on the first “grade trip” of the season. The campers enjoyed a really amazing trip of “bouncing” –  they enjoyed all the trampolines and climbing structures. Campers returned all smiles heading straight to the dining room to join the camp for a delicious dinner of burgers and fries.

Many bunks were treated to late nights last night. The entire grade 6 headed to our inhouse huge fire pit for a “grade bon-fire “along with grilled hot dogs, story and song.

Mazel tov to Yosef Chaim Smetana from Montreal upon his Hanachas tefillin, Shimmi Oirechman from Tallahassee Florida upon his Bar Mitzah, and Shmuel Reinhold form Postville Iowa upon his bar mitzah- all celebrated here in camp with their friends and parents. Wishing lots of Chassidish nachas to all the families.

Following an amazing Shabbos, choosing winners for Shabbos  competition was not easy. Congratulations to bunks Beis, Yud Daled and Yud Tes on being the Shabbos competition winners – of the first Shabbos of camp!

The fast came and went b”h – with sports and regular meals for most of our campers. To end the fast  everyone was treated to a delicious lasagna dinner along with chocolate cupcakes and chocolate milk.

After breaking their fast, section C had the official, intense drafts – gearing up for  some really good sports leagues!

When all was still and campers were asleep our hardworking staff was treated to a lavish salad bar with all the trimmings. A great time was enjoyed by all with great warmth and unity.

We would like to notify the parents that we have experienced some challenges with the water and electricity in our new site. Coming from a state of the art Canadian location, we are working with the infrastructure of our temporary home, and are making it as comfortable as possible for our campers and staff. The issue affected grades 6 and 7 and is now up and running. This was not ignored and it was worked on 24/7 by countless professionals, plumbers, electricians and maintenance staff.  We are also in the process of adding AC to both our shuls, as this heat wave passes through. We hope to have it up and running shortly iyh. Our staff has been beyond amazing at pulling us through this challenge and we are grateful that it is now behind us bh!

Regards from an epic Shabbos here in CGI!

The spirit was soring! Friday night’s meal turned out to be a warm, spirited,  farbrengen lead by learning director Menachem Wagner, alternating between stories of shluchim, niggunim and song, campers were enjoying every moment of the well planned program.  Following a beautiful Shabbos morning davening, campers ran to the dining room for a delicious Seudahs Shabbos.  One could hear a pin drop as head counselor Elchonon Perlstein shared stories interrupted by related songs and Nigunim joined by all. Campers were rewarded with pictures of the Rebbe, and a special camp shirt, for their incredible involvement throughout Shabbos.   The afternoon program included rest period, group games,  and learning class farbrengens. Shalash Seudos was highlighted by the famous “Shmaryonki” as Shabbos came to an end, with some good comedy for all to enjoy.

Motzei shabbos, a special pre fast pizza/pasta meal are being prepared in preparation for an easy fast!

Wishing all a Gut Voch!

Campers have adjusted really well to our new site and in their bunks and classes bh! Another beautiful, sunny, cool day was enjoyed by all; with lots of sports, boating, and learning throughout the day.

In the evening, following a favorite hot dog and French fry dinner, all sections of camp gathered in the shul for our first In-House-Entertainment. The laughter and cheering could be heard throughout the camp grounds as the hypnotist had everyone at the edge of his seat.

We apologize for the technical difficulties experienced on our site; with “albums” and “emailing campers” in and out of service. We appreciate all the emails from many anxious parents. Our programmer was at it from the start – to figure out a way to work around the unexpected traffic to the site.   BH it should be up and running for all. We appreciate your patience, and hope it continues to cooperate with the traffic.

Looking forward to our first exciting Shabbos in the Rebbe’s camp!

Good Shabbos.


Wednesday, our first full day of camp, turned out to be an amazing day. Under a sunny ski, with a nice breeze, campers enjoyed a day of sports and lakefront activities. The outdoor learning classes were off to a great start with the sound of learning heard throughout the grounds.

Section C were already on the first trip of the season! The boys enjoyed bowling, ice skating and a delicious pizza-shop lunch. They returned to camp ready for a hearty dinner of meatballs and spaghetti.

Thanks to the many parents that reached out regarding our online photo albums. As we continue to upload daily pictures, there seems to be an overload of views, and our programmer is at it. It did open for some and not for others. We are certainly on top of it, and are in the process of expanding our capacity so that it opens for everyone at all times iy”h.

We greatly appreciate the joint effort in giving your son the true Montreal-overnight-camping-experience, away from home. BH we have lots of sweet cereal, challah, cake, potato kugel, and the rest; to provide all our campers and staff with. Let’s let the boys feel like they are away! Please do not make any erev shabbos deliveries or drop offs. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of all parents NOT to come by and drop off packages. The gate will remain locked and packages thrown over will not be delivered! Let’s do this together! Thank you so much.

Have a wonderful day.

Hats off to a most amazing staff for making the adjustment smooth and enjoyable for our campers. Campers have quickly become comfortable in our new beautiful grounds and are enjoying a beautiful sunny day outdoors. After a delicious French toast breakfast, they were introduced to their learning directors, who explained how classes will work – and announced the classes and teachers. Each class was assigned to a designated location, without too much disturbance.  We wish all the devoted learning teachers lots of Hatzlacha in this amazing shlichus of teaching our children.

Activities took off to a great start. Lakefront, sports and lots of cheering is being enjoyed by all!

Section C is already off to the first trip of the season! Exciting! Stay tuned for details.


The buses have arrived BH! Smiling, curious faces came off the bus, excited to explore the beautiful new grounds of CGI. They were greeted by an enthusiastic staff – dancing around the buses, excited to begin their Shlichus with our precious campers. A lavish buffet lunch was set up in the dining room for all to enjoy! Heading to the shul for the special welcome speech, to meet their counselors and bunkmates as well as get a quick tour and map of our wonderful new home! A great season has begun!