First Shabbos In Camp

The first Shabbos in CGI proved to be as exciting as expected. Each meal turned into a warm lively Farbrengen, led by our head counselors and enjoyed by all. Campers were enjoying the stories, Divrei Torah and of course Nigunim sung in Great Spirit! On Motze Shabbos section C were intensely involved in the drafting for their sports leagues to be starting today.

Grade 6-better known as section B+ had an early start this morning as they are off to a great trip following davening. Stay tuned for a report on their trip iyh.  

Mazel Tov to Shragi Telsner upon his bar Mitzvah and Tzvi Bronstien upon his Hanochas Tefillin, celebrated here in camp this morning. Both Simchas are being celebrated with family and friends here in CGI!

We apologize for the delayed update on pictures to our site. IYH things will be up and running shortly with daily updates thereafter.

Sending Emails To A Camper – Important

We are happy to distribute your emails daily, however we really need them sorted by bunk. Please be sure your email includes the correct bunk number (included on the bunk list email sent to all parents). Please understand, if the bunk number is not correct we cannot guarantee proper delivery. Thanks so much.

Good Shabbos.


Off To a Great Start & Calling Days

Things took off fast to a great start BH!

Campers are settled in their bunks and classes; and got to know the CGI grounds and friends really well.  After a day of activities, our campers and staff were treated to our first in-house-entertainment (better known as in-house-E) as we were sat captured by the amazing work of the professional Hypnotist.

In the meantime Section C took no time to head out for their first trip of the summer to “ Isaute -bouncing”  followed by a delicious pizza dinner in the well-known Cavendish mall food court. Campers returned to camp after an amazing outing in high spirits!

When all was still and campers were enjoying some much needed sleep, our staff gathered for a candid professional talk by Rabbi Ringo from Montreal. We are grateful to Rabbi Ringo for his annual visits to camp, in helping us learn how to keep our campers safe in the camp environment.

Calling days will IYH be starting today, Friday June 30th. Please visit our website to determine which day to expect a call from your son. CGI appreciates the cooperation of all parents with our calling schedule. We understand that each parent would like to speak to his son daily or at least before Shabbos or at least the first week. For the benefit of your son and the camp schedule we greatly appreciate your cooperation and not calling or emailing camp – asking for an exception to this schedule! We understand how anxious parents can get and thank you in advance for waiting for the calling day!

Looking forward to an amazing first Shabbos here in the Rebbe’s camp. Have a wonderful Shabbos!

Bunks and Classes

BH all buses arrived safely in camp. After being welcomed to camp by the head staff and assigned to their bunks, campers are enjoying a delicious pizza lunch, while getting to know their new bunkmates and counselors. The spirit is great!

Parents will be sent, by email, the bunk and class lists at the end of the of day; including counselors and teachers .  Once you have your son’s bunk number, feel free to send him an email through our website.

Dates Summer 2017

Registration for summer 2017 is closed with a waiting list. Join our waiting list by registering on line. 

Camp dates – including transportation  details – are now online

First Session: Wednesday June 28 (4 Tammuz)- Tuesday July 25 (2 Av)

Second Session: Tuesday July 25 (2 Av) – Monday August 21 (29 Av)

Visiting Days: Sundays July 9 & August 6

Last Emails to Campers & Arrival Reminders

Today, Sunday is packing, and banquet day. If you wish to send your son a last minute email please understand that the last emails will be printed at 5:00 pm. They will IY”H be distributed by the banquet tonight. Please do not send campers or staff emails after 5:00.

Bus arrivals

Montreal Bus Arrives at 12:00 pm Monday August 29 to 6405 Westbury – together with the luggage

New York Bus Arrives at 8:00 pm Monday August 29 to President and Kingston – Luggage truck at same time

We will do our best to send arrival updates by email if we hear of any changes.


Grand Sing & Section C Grand Trip

Every parent would have liked to be a fly on the wall watching his son last night! Wow what an event the grand sing turned out to be! The shul was set up as a Chabad house and Beis hamikdash, with each team dressed up to suit that theme. Team Ahava was dressed up as Chabad house visitors, and Team Yirah were Kohanim. The lively, grand sing had every camper literally jumping with excitement as they enjoyed the Songs, comedy, nigunum, lessons, farbrengen, lchaim and Hachlotas shared by the head staff and the staff of both teams. Rabbi B. Mockin shared words of inspiration connected to the themes of both teams.  Throughout the evening campers were given burgers, snacks and drinks to keep them going. A great shout out to our amazing waiters and waiter counselor for all the arrangements, and of course to our kitchen staff.  The climax of color war proved to be a highlight for all!

Section C returned late last night, just as the grand sing was coming to an end. The boys had an overwhelming trip to Montreal. A packed two days was arranged for them, including: bowling, jet boating, ice skating, pizza pita, laser tag,  indoor go-karting, overnight hotel stay including a lavish breakfast,   Cruise lunch, and restaurant dinner. The trip was an absolute blast, and the campers were ecstatic  when they returned to camp bh.

This morning all campers are being treated to a late revile as we prepare for our last shabbos of the summer IY”H. Looking forward to a special Shabbos.

Have a good Shabbos.

Color War & Section C Grand Trip

Color war continues in full swing. Two great plays were performed yesterday in addition to songs, races,scavengers and the rest. Both teams are fully involved in expressing their theme with lots of talent. It all leads up to our highlight tonight of the grand sing!

Section C has been away since yesterday on their grand two day trip. The bochurim are enjoying non stop trips, outings, restaurants and an overnight hotel stay in beautiful city of Montreal. They are expected back in camp late tonight  IYH.

La -Ronde Straight into Color War & Section C Play-Offs

Early in the evening, campers returned from a full day in Montreal’s Six-Flags-La Ronde after a great sunny day, enjoying the rides and fun the park has to offer. Campers and staff headed straight to the shul for Mariv, where they were greeted by a quick color war break out, and the division of teams, Ahavah and Yirah, as well as general entrances etc. Color war is certainly in the air, with signs and banners hanging throughout the grounds; and campers dressed according to their team color. A great two day color war lies ahead iyh.

Section C campers and staff were bused to La belle for their play grand off game of the season. In a well lit baseball field the campers were served hot soup, fresh doughnuts, and more; as they enjoyed the intense and exciting baseball game! The staff outdid themselves in arranging the amazing outing.


Staff Getaway & Grand trip

Yesterday, campers woke up to find the staff were all gone. The head staff did a tremendous job at leading the entire camp in davening, breakfast and learning classes as the hard working staff were treated to a morning out of camp. Staff returned in time for lunch and swung right back into gear, as everyone enjoyed a great afternoon of sports and activity in the sunshine.

Section C has the camp grounds to themselves today, as the rest of camp left early this morning on the grand trip! Please understand that calling day and email distribution will not take place today.

Have a nice day.