Two suspenseful, meaningful, color-war-plays were enjoyed by all sections of camp last night. Campers are busy adding points to their teams, with mishnayos bal peh, davening, benching, races and all the rest. Anticipation is building, as preparations are in full swing, for what promises to be an incredible grand- sing, this evening iyh.

A special Chof Av rally, is taking place in front of our 770 building this afternoon.

Section C departed after breakfast this morning, for their two day grand trip in Montreal. Details to follow.

We greatly encourage parents’ display of appreciation to our hardworking staff, by tipping them. If this was not taken care of on visiting day, it can still be put in online, by logging into your online account. Please note: tips and canteen deposits will be accepted online, till Thursday evening, August 22. Thanks for your cooperation. After Thursday night, the system will no longer accept tips or canteen deposits.

 

After an incredible Shabbos Nachamu, Section C was shocked at the lavish event arranged for them by their staff. The room was exquisitely set up, with colored doughnuts and drinks for each camp, along with an unlimited amount of colorful candies, ice cream, and waffles. They enjoyed the great program and kid friendly menu!

On to a great visiting day-with our in house, choir and acrobats. CGI thanks Levi Polichenco and Mendel Goldman for arranging the choir, Shneiky Minsky for the music, and Yossi Rosenblum for the acrobats. The animals from Reptizoo, were a great addition to our day, as our visiting families and campers got to enjoy the interactive presentation. Thanks to all those who came from far and near, to visit and experience the amazing grounds we get to enjoy.

After an amazing visiting day, campers were excited to resume to the exciting camp schedule! A full day of sports ended with the break out of color war, and the division of teams. We wish both teams of “Zaroy B’Chaim” and “Hu B’Chaim” and Generals Mendel Chein and Levi Cunin, along with all their staff, best of luck in this tight war. After team time, and song presentations, campers are excited for both theme plays later this evening.

Six Flags La Ronde Amusement park was enjoyed by section C all day! Under a cool, sunny sky, the boys loved the amazing new rides and roller coasters the park had to offer. Following a marvelous day, they were treated to a restaurant dinner in the Cavendish mall food court. The campers returned late last night and were treated to a much needed late revile this morning.

After a great day of activities, grade 6 were surprised with a special “baguette event” prepare just from them by their staff.

We look forward to greeting all parents on this upcoming Sunday, August 18, 2019 for our second visiting day. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of all visitors with the schedule below.

SCHEDULE – VISITING HOURS 1:00-6:00 pm. (ALL IN CITY TIME)
1:00 pm      Line Up (parents are welcome to watch)
1:20 pm      Campers’ Lunch
2:30 pm      Camper &  Staff Performance
6:00 pm      Visiting Day Ends
6:30 pm      Learning Classes Begin

 

As the buses were pulling in after overnights, campers unpacked showered and rested after an incredible overnight and trip.

While they were settling in, section C was occupied in building, painting, costume making, song and speech writing, in preparation for their very own grand sing. Campers of all three teams of “Adoneinu”, “Moreinu” and “Rabbeinu” gave it their all! The grand sing, was a site to see; lebedik, and intense, with a warm feeling of Achdus!

Section C did not waste any time, and were off – bright and early this morning, on another amazing trip.

A beautiful sunny day here in camp, welcomes a full day of sports and water activities for the rest of camp.

We would like to suggest, that at this point of the season, you stop sending letters or packages to camp from the states, as they may arrive after camp is over. We have had quite a few of these situations in the past years, and wanted to give parents advance warning. As you are well aware, this Sunday is visiting day; a great opportunity to bring or send your son any last minute things you may want him to have.

While Section C was heavily involved in an intense Bunk War; including great songs, plays and all the rest; the rest of camp emptied out!

It started off with the section B leaving camp before lunch for their trip to paint ball shooting. After lunch, the rest of camp met them at the overnight site, and began unpacking, and setting up their tents and sleeping bags, for what turned out to be an Amazing overnight – under a clear starry sky! Following a delicious hot dog dinner, campers and staff sat round the fire in song! The atmosphere was electric!

Early this morning, following davening and breakfast, section A headed to their Rope course trip, while section B+ went Paint ball shooting.

Campers will be given, unpacking, shower, and rest time upon their return to camp iyh.

Mazel tov To Shmuel Eisenbach from Waterbury CT, upon his Hanochas Tefillin, celebrated here in camp with family and friends.

The shul was roaring with excitement – as all departments of camp; Sections A, B, B+, C and Masmidim enjoyed the lively concert performed by Baruch S. Blesofsky along with Musician Fitche benshimon. The lights, the action, the dancing and the singing, were a site to see! CGI Thanks the two talented performers for taking the long trip to camp for this incredible event.

Section C, was shocked with the break out of Bunk War following the concert. Campers quickly ran to their Zal for the division of teams and general entrances. For the next 2 days, Section C will be totally immersed in this intense war between the three teams. Best of luck to all the teams.

Once again, our hardworking staff, were given a token of appreciation with a grand steak-barbecue- event last night. The head staff prepared a lavish menu of mini burgers, steaks, Chicken and beef skewers, homemade rolls, and so much more. The event went on late into the night and was enjoyed by all with a great feeling of Achdus.

This morning bunks Alef and Yud Beis went Go-Karting, as a reward for winning “Shabbos competition” last Shabbos!  Congratulations to the hardworking bunks!

Overnights are in the air! Campers are excited to get packing and out, after lunch today! Looking forward to an exciting overnight and trip for campers in sections A, B and B+.

Shabbos tisha bav was a special Shabbos here in camp. The dining room farbrengens were warm and inspiring as the head counselors shared pertinent stories and Divrei Torah followed by lively and meaningful songs. Every bunk was involved throughout Shabbos. During Shalosh Seudos, the staff burst into the dining room in dance, following their Farbrengen. The entire camp joined as they danced to the niggun Hakofas. May this be our last Tisha B’av ever!

During the day of Tisha b’av a grand camper/counselor game of baseball took place! Always a highlight! We were thrilled to break our fast on the delicious supper of; pea soup, pizza, salad, corn on the cob, cake and melon. A loud cheer was heard when laundry was announced. Following Marriv campers were excited to run to their bunks for the special “treat” of  sorting their laundry.

Under a sunny sky we are enjoying a great day of sports, water activities and swimming. Looking forward to our special in house E tonight after our first “fleishig” dinner!

It was a day of anticipation as campers anxiously waited for the grand staff outdoor play. They watched with excitement as buildings were put up, and props and backdrops were painted. Following a day of sports and activities, all sections and divisions of camp, gathered around the kick ball field, which was transformed into an old city in Spain. Campers were treated to bagged popcorn and drinks, as they were taken back in time, to a time – that living openly as a Jew was not easily accepted. They laughed, they cheered, and they enjoyed; watching their staff and head staff unfold an intense storyline. The achdus of all departments working together was remarkable.

This morning everyone is treated to a later revile, preparing us for another amazing Shabbos here in CGI. Good Shabbos.

The excitement in camp has been nonstop. Starting yesterday and continuing into today, campers are experiencing the three activities that have been set up in camp. Between the Archery, Lazer tag and Bazooka it has been nonstop fun! Teams were divided by classes this time, (verses bunks,) and supervised by the learning teachers. All three activities were thoroughly enjoyed by campers of all ages!

Last night many campers enjoyed special “events” which were creatively prepared for them by their staff. Section B+ made their own pizza, which was then enjoyed with fries and drinks. Section C made their pizza from scratch – including the dough, and had amazing results. A great time was enjoyed by all.

Early this morning, the bunks that were treated to a runaway were bunks Tes (across the lake) and bunks Yud ches and Yud Tes (in La Minerve). They returned to camp – ready to join the rest of camp for cleanup and learning classes.

The staff play fever is in the air! Campers can feel the excitement as the staff are hard at work, building props, preparing costumes and practicing acts! The kickball field is being transformed into a multi- stage-arena. Looking forward to our annual staff play later tonight iy”h.

Following a day of intense sports, our campers were treated to a special presentation. Campers of all sections filled the shul to watch the grand Masmidim play. Congratulations to our Masmidim on a job well done! Campers returned to their bunks, enthused by the lessons learned from watching the Masmidim in action.

Section B (grade 5) campers were surprised with a special “pizza event” last night. They were shocked to see the decorated room, with tons of food, set up just for them. A great time was enjoyed by all! l

When all was still, and campers were fast asleep, our hardworking staff were once again treated to an evening of appreciation. The head staff prepared a lavish pizza-pasta-soup buffet, which was enjoyed late into the night. Staff had an amazing time together, as they were appreciated for their hard work.

Today, the bunks that were chosen for runaways across the lake, were bunks ches and yud beis. Bunks Chof Beis and Yud Zayin were treated to a getaway to La Minerve with breakfast and sports.

Early this morning, a truck carrying special equipment drove down the hill. Our in-house special activities are being set out around camp. Campers are excited to join the fun, as each camper will have the opportunity to enjoy “laser tag”, “archery” and “Bazooka”, on our very own grounds!

Mazel tov to Yisroel Andrusier from Cooper City Florida, upon his bar mitzvah; and to Shmulie Winner from Tucson Arizona, upon his Hanochas Tefillin. Both Simchas were celebrated here in camp with family and friends. Wishing lots of Nachas to both families.