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!

Registration for summer 2019 opens online only on Tuesday January 15 /  9 of shvat,  12:00 pm.

 

Staff applications will accepted online starting on March 15, 2019 / 8 Adar Beis. (Please have a valid passport, as well as travel insurance details on hand,  while applying).

Looking forward to another amazing, chassidishe summer with our staff and campers.

After campers enjoyed their last day of sports, water activities and leagues, our staff had their very own, two part banquet celebration last night. Today is packing and banquet day for all campers! We look forward to the very special camper banquet later this afternoon iyh.

Bus arrival reminders:

Montreal bus – Monday August 13th –  9:00 pm front of Yeshiva – luggage together with campers

NY bus – Tuesday August 14th – 8:00 am President and Kingston – luggage before campers

Car Pick up – Monday August 13th – 5:30-6:30 pm – luggage on bunk porches

Flights – Tuesday August 14 all day!

All sections of camp returned to camp late last night after amazing grand trips.

Section C spent two days in Montreal with many exciting stops, to Jet boating, lunch on boat, bowling, go karting, and ice skating; meals at restaurants and overnight accommodations in the newly renovated Ramada hotel! As the boys were heard saying this trip was the grand trip of a lifetime!  This morning, section C is enjoying some reversed rolls with a day of “topsy turvy” day!

The rest of camp enjoyed a great day in six-flags-La- Ronde amusement park.

Looking forward to our last Shabbos here in the Rebbe’s camp.

Reminders for bus arrival   (as were sent to all parents by email)

Montreal bus: Arriving to the front of Yeshiva on Monday evening August 13 at approximately 9:00 pm-luggage coming on bus together with the campers.

NY bus Arrives to the corner of President and Kingston on Tuesday August 14 approximately 8:00 am – luggage arriving a bit earlier and will be unloaded and watched by our staff.

Car pickups should be on Monday, August 13 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm iyh.

Flights all on Tuesday August 14!

Good Shabbos

Color was ended with an incredible grand sing! Both teams, Geulah Protis, and Geulah Kllolis outdid themselves, with amazing costumes, songs, spirit and decoration! It was an evening to be remembered!

This morning, campers had an early start, as they prepare for our grand trip!  Buses are rolling nice and early to give us the time to enjoy the Six Flags amusement park to its fullest. Calling day will not happen today as all departments of camp are out enjoying their day bh. Have a great day!

 

 

Color war continues with two amazing plays performed last night. Today after the songs, skits and speeches are presented, campers will prepare for the highlight – the grand sing!

Section C had the annual C-shore barbecue professionally set up in front of our magnificent lake. A delicious barbecue menu was prepared with a terrific program. Following the program, the staff broke out the news of the grand-trip! Campers are packing and preparing for their amazing 2 day trip to Montreal, with a packed schedule of great fun and delicious meals and overnight accommodations!