All our campers and staff are now safely back home – along with amazing memories, and experiences to share. We are grateful to the Rebbe, our amazing head staff and staff for giving our campers a summer of growth “B’gashmius U’vruchnius”. Wishing everyone a “Kesivah Vechasima Tovah” with tons of Nachas from our precious campers.
Banquet day! A bittersweet day for all. Packing was done, trucks were loaded, and campers are heading towards the grand banquet – proudly wearing the new CGI shirt. With the wish that camp would continue for another week, they are enjoying the lavish, festive banquet meal. After the ceremony and presentation of best campers, bunk, learning class, kluger winners and the rest, the Montreal and Toronto buses will be loaded followed by the NY bus later this evening.
A summer to remember!
Transportation updates will be sent by email, when arrival times are significantly different than indicated on the emails sent out.
After a great Shabbos Mevorchim Elul, Motzei Shabbos was greeted with lots of late nights and parties.
Today, Sunday, championship games are taking place for both sports and Kluger. All campers are either in the game or audience, cheering them on. In addition, campers are cashing in all their camp currency for prizes.
Preparations are underway for the grand-staff-banquet tonight! The chefs are hard at work – working on a very festive menu.
Montreal bus arrives to Westbury and Plamondon – Monday August 22 / 9:00 pm
NY bus arrives to President and Kingston- Tuesday August 23 / 8:00 am
Updates will be sent by email when necessary.
The shul was fully decorated, as the costumed campers lined up to enter the grand sing of summer 2022. The themes were C-teen and Sobota, and the costumes and shul followed accordingly. Meaningful songs, comedy and tremendous Chayus were shared by both teams. It was a grand sing that will go down in history for its Chayus, Achdus and Toichen !
Section C ended their amazing two-day trip with a picnic- Shawarma-dinner in the La Belle rest area. After having an action packed schedule of Laser tag at Darkzone, Axe Throwing, Kart-O-mania go karting, Breakfast on a cruise, Jet boating, and ice skating; along with special meals and treats throughout, the entire section C returned on a high! It was a trip to remember bh!
Preparations are underway for the last shabbos of the summer Shabbos Mevorchim Elul!
Color war 5782 – better known as “Milchemes Chof” began on Chof Av. The opportune theme is being well brought out through songs, theme speeches and entertaining plays. The teams of Mesiras Nefesh and Limmud Hachasidus – both express the greatness of Reb Leivik. The play expressing mesiras nefesh for Yiddishkeit, kept within a family for generations- from the Spanish inquisition to America today, really brought the theme home. From morning to night, campers are enjoying every moment of color war – awaiting the highlight taking place tonight-the grand sing.
In the meantime, section C is on the road enjoying their two-day grand trip. The nonstop excitement includes breakfast on a cruise, ice skating, jet boating, overnight hotel stay and much more. No detail was left undone, down to the last Danish and fresh doughnuts. The staff and campers are having an absolute blast!
While section C enjoyed our amazing campgrounds and sports fields to themselves, the rest of camp was having an absolute blast in La Ronde amusement park.
Section C enjoyed lots of water activity and sports. The grand-championship-play-off was a close race; with an enthusiastic audience. The finalists, spotted by their especially printed Purple and orange T shirts, gave it their all!
The weather could not have been better. Under a sunny sky with a slight breeze, campers and staff enjoyed the many rides and activities that the six-flag amusement park had to offer. They met for a delicious Pizza-Pita dinner and were treated to fresh chocolate Danishes as they boarded the buses to head back to camp. A great day for all!
Early this morning, section C was seen boarding the coach buses, heading out on their two-day grand trip. Details to follow.
Mazel tov to Eli Banon from Laval Quebec, upon his Hanochas tefillin – celebrated here in camp with his family and friends.
Color war is here! Details to follow!
Many bunks got to enjoy the waterpark – better known as the “AA” throughout the day. The lakefront was busing with activity all day!
Last night, an amazing concert was enjoyed by all sections of camp with tons of spirit, dancing, singing, and live music.
Today, Tuesday, campers in grades 3-6 were treated to an early revile in preparation for the “grand trip”. Following an early breakfast, campers excitedly boarded the buses – heading to six-flags-La Ronde. Details to follow.
Section C is enjoying our grounds to themselves, with extra water activity and the sports fields to themselves.
Thanks to all the family and friends for braving the border and coming to enjoy visiting day in beautiful Gan Yisroel! Under a bright sunny sky, the choir and acrobats entertained us all, and the canteen was buzzing with excitement. A wonderful day was enjoyed by all BH!
Throughout the day the winners of Shabbos competition (bunks: Gimel, Hey, Yud Daled, Tes Vov, Tes Zayin, Chof Beis and Chof Gimmel) were rewarded with an exhilarating tube ride; while the lakefront was open for campers without visitors.
Sunday Night, a very informative shechita session was presented by Head Counselor Menachem Cunin, to all staff and campers in section C. Throughout the process, a full explanation was given. A great applause was heard when the first goat was declared kosher. The skins will be used for “Klaf”, and the process will be explained as well.
Looking forward to another amazing, sunny day, here in the Rebbe’s camp!
Friday afternoon – the Kluger (learning class leagues) had the all-star games between the best learning classes. Rabbi Fox and Marasow’s leaning classes were rewarded for the outstanding behavior with a special tubing ride for both classes.
Shabbos Nachamu- was a very special shabbos!
On Motzei Shabbos, all Section C campers who participated in the special “mivtzah”, were rewarded with a spectacular ice cream party- enjoyed by all. In the meantime, the learning teachers had their first ever all-star-Kluger-game as campers sat in the audience and enjoyed. And our choir and acrobats were rehearsing for the special visiting day performance!
Bunk Yud had special run away this morning-across the lake!
Looking forward to visiting day 2-6 pm today, Sunday August 14.
Campers returned from the overnight – showered – and headed to davening and breakfast. The weather could not have been better for a perfect day of sports and lake activities.
Following breakfast, section C headed out for their exciting excursion. The indoor obstacle course with tons of climbing and balancing while attached to a secure harness throughout the course, was quite challenging for all. Cavendish mall food court was their dinner location, where they enjoyed a fleishig supper of hot dogs, burgers, and fries.
Friday morning, ALL CAMPERS woke up early to come to cocoa club for some warm, delicious, cocoa and early morning learning. Nachas to all!
Grade 6 – better known as section B+ are being treated to a special mivtzah-event breakfast this morning, as a reward for their extra hachlotos kept throughout the session. Their staff are hard at work preparing a lavish, beautifully displayed, buffet breakfast.
Preparations are underway for a special shabbos- shabbos Nachamu.
Looking forward to greeting all our guests on visiting day, this Sunday August 14, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm iyh.
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