The last Shabbos of the first session was quite special, with extra spirit, good-bye songs and Farbrengens. Special efforts were put in by many bunks in attempt to be the winners of Shabbos competition.

Motzei Shabbos each division was treated to a special activity, as we prepare to end the first amazing session of camp. Grade 6 had a special “make your own pizza night” while section C were out in the basketball court playing and watching the fierce championship  game. Section A had a special ice cream party – with all the toppings! A few bunks enjoyed our very special bubbly soccer game.

 

Bog war is here! Campers are enjoying the races, scavengers, speeches, lively line ups and looking forward to three great plays later on today. Excitement is in the air! Have a great day!  

Campers all divisions of camp had an incredible day at Six-Flags-La-Ronde amusement park BH! They enjoyed the many new rides and roller coasters that were recently added, as well as several shows and performances! They met towards the end of the day for Mincha and a delicious Dinner of Pizza and French Fries. Everyone headed back into the park to be sure to stay till closing time. As campers boarded the bus they were each given a fresh chocolate Danish delivered straight from the Homemade Bakery, and headed back to camp for the long restful bus ride. This morning, everyone was treated to a late revile to help make up for the much needed sleep!

In the meantime, our Masmidim enjoyed the empty camp site, with lots of sports, water and boat activities following their regular Seder!

Once again our staff were recognized for their incredible work with a first class breakfast! The lox and cream cheese bagels, waffles, pastries, yogurts, omelets assorted cheeses and so much more, were beautifully set up by the head staff!   A great time was had by all.

Campers enjoyed a great day of sports, in perfect summer weather. Every playing field and boat were used to their fullest!

Last night, after a delicious schnitzel dinner, campers headed to the shul for a very special in-house-E. Our entertainer amazed us with his incredible flexibility, fitting his entire body into a tennis racket and many other breathtaking stunts.

Section C campers were rewarded for the “Hatomim” point with a delicious “Laffa-Party” event. The campers were treated as royalty by their hard working staff. As many campers were heard saying, “this tasted better than any restaurant meal”! Campers headed to bed after a great day in great spirit!

Campers were woken a bit earlier than usual this morning, giving them a head start to the amazing day ahead. Buses are loaded and all divisions of camp are off for a grand trip. Have a great day!

What a spectacular visiting day! Thanks to all those that took the long trip to visit! Campers really enjoyed giving tours of the grounds and sharing our newest addition, our waterpark!

It did not take long for camp to get back to normal, following a very exciting day. After learning classes and mincha, each division in camp was treated to a special outdoor cookout-barbecue prepared just for them.  The barbecue was followed by several all-star games. Section A-basketball, Section B- football, Section B+-football and section C – basketball!  Another special evening here in CGI!

We look forward to greeting the extended CGI family on this Sunday, July 8 for our first visiting day! Parents, please check your email for details regarding parking, tipping, canteen and more. All times sent out to parents are in city time. Visiting day starts at 1:00 pm with lineup, followed by campers’ lunch. You are welcome to join for line up and watch your son in action.  Visiting day ends at 6:00 pm and learning classes begin at 6:30. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of all parents with our visiting schedule! Looking forward. Have a good Shabbos.

After a day of sports and lakefront activities all the campers gathered in the shul for a general learning class, followed by supper and night activity. The staff were treated to a staff appreciation evening out of camp. Our hardworking, devoted staff loaded the buses, and headed to Montreal for some time to relax and enjoy. After a delicious dinner in the Cavendish mall food court, they set out to the spa and enjoyed the pools and saunas the spa had to offer, all while the head staff gave our campers an amazing evening here in camp. Staff returned refreshed, relaxed and enthusiastic to be back at their posts!

Buses were coming and going all day yesterday. Following lunch, sections A, B and B+ ran to their bunks to pack up for their first overnight of the summer. Under a clear sky, in nice warm temperature, the campers set up their sleeping bags to enjoy an amazing overnight under the stars. After a delicious barbecue dinner, they sat around singing, listening to stories and lots of “farbrenging”.

Early this morning, following an outdoor breakfast and davening, they headed to the buses to enjoy an amazing water park. Campers had an incredible time, on the slides, pools and lots of waves. They will be heading back to camp for showers and some well-deserved rest.

In the meantime, section C were out on their trip, once again alternating between rope course and paint ball shooting, giving each camper the opportunity to experience both. After a great barbecue dinner, they headed back to camp to enjoy a good swim in our beautiful indoor pool!

While all this is happening, the Masmidim got to enjoy the grounds to themselves. They enjoyed some great water activities on our magnificent lake, and had a lavish outdoor barbecue. It was an awesome  day for all bh!   

Mazel Tov to Moshe Butman celebrating his bar mitzvah in camp today, surrounded by his family and friends. Mazel tov to the entire family!

Following a great Shabbos campers eagerly awaited the announcement with the winners of Shabbos Competition. One bunk in each division is chosen as the winner for their behavior over Shabbos, including, davening, benching, Chayos and general cooperation throughout Shabbos.  The winners are rewarded with a trip. This week’s Shabbos competition winners were bunks Hey, Yud and Tes Vov!

Campers were very excited to enjoy a day in camp with lots of sports, lake and pool activities.

Last night, after night activity, bunk Ches was treated to a late night with the special privilege of enjoying the very popular game room. Bunk Yud had a late night with a game of “Bubble Soccer”. Rabbi Ezagui’s learning class enjoyed playing in the computer room as their special late night.

Another beautiful Shabbos here in CGI! The Shabbos Seudahs were transformed into “Chassidishe Farbrengens” as the head -ounselors inspired us all with brief stories and insights followed by lively songs and niggunim. Rabbi B. Mockin lead his traditional nigunim and was then joined by all! Mishnayis bal peh was quite busy all afternoon, and campers were seen enjoying their sweet rewards!  This was followed by seder nigunim, mincha and shalahs seudos – highlighted by our all famous “Shmaryunki”.

Last night, there was a special pizza Melava Malka for all “fasters”, in preparation for the long fast today! May it be an easy fast and the last of its kind!

For all concerned, yes we are also experiencing a heat wave here in La Minerve. Of course, being up north, and near the water, it is a lot milder. Please remember, all our bunks and main shuls, dining rooms etc. are well air conditioned Bh.  We look forward to using our lake as much as possible, and of course drinking a lot of water!