After an incredible Shabbos, campers were preparing to greet their guests on our second visiting day of the season.

Thanks to all the family and guests that made the trip up to our beautiful home here in La Minerve. On a glorious sunny day, families enjoyed meeting the staff, seeing the bunks and grounds, partaking from our delicious canteen, enjoyed our lakefront, and of course the CGI choir and acrobat performance!

Today, Chof Av, section C just experienced a surprising break out for their very own Bunk War. Teams were divided, and the young generals, mashpiyim, captains and lieutenants were introduced.

A rally is scheduled for today in front of our very own 770- in honor of this auspicious day.

We are pleased to share the list of campers chosen as Talmid Hashavua for last week’s learning classes. Lots of Nachas!

א’     Shlome Zwiebel

ב’     Shmuel Pinson

ג’     Yosef Plotkin

ד’     Chaim Blokh

ה’     Mordechai Yarmush

ו’      Eliezer Wenger

ז’      Mendel Baitelman

ח’    Meir Zarchi

ט’     Zalman Lein

י’      Meir Sosover

י”א   Mendel Lightstone

י”ב   Eli Habibian

י”ג    Dovid Wolosow

י”ד   Yossi Torenheim

ט”ו   Menachem Mendel Hetsrony

ט”ז  Shalom Goldstein

י”ז    Binyamin Gavin

י”ח   Dov Weitman

י”ט   Yosef Geisinsky

כ’     Motti Brook

כ”א  Moshe Lavner

כ”ג   Yoni Edelkopf

כ”ד  Zalmi Gopin

כ”ה  Shneur Schanowitz

כ”ו   Yaakov Cohen

כ”ז   Levi Medina


After an amazing day of sports, learning classes, and water activities, all departments were seated in the shul for another in house E. The Hypnotist had us all at the edge of our seats wondering “how did he do that”??

Preparations are underway for another amazing Shabbos here in the Rebbe’s camp.

Looking forward to greeting families and friends on this upcoming Sunday August 6 2:00-6:00 pm, for our second visiting day. Please see the email sent out for important details.

Have a great Shabbos!

Campers returned from the trips excited and exhausted- ready to be served a late dinner of chicken wings and couscous, ABC soup, salad, and the sweetest cantaloupe!

Grade 5 had an amazing trip to Ottawa! They got to watch the “changing of the guards”, tour the mint, and many other stops along the way. Grade 4 went to Funtropolis- an indoor park in Laval Quebec. A great time was enjoyed by all!

Section C were treated to their very own Chinese event prepared for them by their hard work staff; royally set up for them on the staff sunporch. The boys enjoyed a variety of Chinese food including “general Tao chicken”, vegetable rice, eggrolls etc. Another amazing event.

The goats are back! Campers are enjoying watching and caring for our two visiting goats: very popular amongst our campers!

The trips continue along with all the onsite activity and excitement!

Grade 6 went trampolining yesterday and grade 7 went white water rafting in shifts. They all returned to join for supper of meatballs and spaghetti along with salad and sweet cantaloupe.

Last night, campers enjoyed a special Tu-B’av edition of dance night- along with live music and lots of spirit, in celebration of this very special day!

Early this morning, while all was still, grade 5 campers were woken for their full day trip to Ottawa! The excitement was real as they boarded the buses quickly – to make it in time for the changing of the guards and a lot more!

Grade 4 is getting ready to depart on their very own trip- details to follow.

Mazel tov to Sholom Smetana from Montreal and Shlomo Pape from NY, upon their Hanochas Tefillin celebrated here in camp with their family and friends! CGI wishes lots of Nachas to both families!

Last night was the grand outdoor staff play. It started off with an introduction to the story with a helicopter landing in camp before night fall, followed by a long performance lasting into the night. The backdrops, stages, lighting and sound system all contributed to the excitement and professionalism of the performance, enjoyed by every department of camp.

Over the nine days there were no outing or trips. Today, Tuesday our first set up buses pulled into camp since the nine days. Grades 6 and 7 are enjoying their outings, while grades 4 and 5 have the grounds and lake front to enjoy. Details to follow.