Day full of trips & Sports Take Off

Buses pulled in throughout the evening, returning very happy campers from their special grade trips.

Section A (grades 3 & 4) had a great time in the old port of Montreal on the rodeo-fast-moving-speed-boat. They  then enjoyed activities at the beautiful port. For dinner they headed to “Chai-Center” for a special barbecue. Thanks to the “Chai-Center” shluchim for welcoming us so warmly.

Grade 5 campers, better known as “section B” had a fun-filled day in Ottawa. They started off at the Canadian-Mint, for a full tour; followed by some great  jumping at the Ottawa-Trampoline-park and ended their day at the famous “light show”. Campers returned late last night after an  incredible day!

Section B+, Grade 6 campers enjoyed ice skating in Montreal. They then headed to the amazing Pizza-Pita restaurant for a delicious dinner.

It was a perfect hot summer day for white water rafting. Section C braved the rapids and enjoyed every moment of the great outdoors. Delicious pizza was delivered to the site and was enjoyed by the hungry campers as they got off their rafts.

This morning all sections were treated to a later revile following the amazing exhausting day. Sports, swimming and water activities have been going full force. The lake front is buzzing with non stop activities as campers enjoy all our boats and activities on this sunny, hot summer day!

Second session is sure off to a great start BH.

Grade Trips

After a good night’s sleep our new campers have adjusted really nicely and have caught on to their new surroundings extremely fast!

Today, Wednesday, all sections of camp are heading out for a special grade trip-each grade to another location. We hope to share details and pictures upon their return IYH. Campers were up bright and early for davening and breakfast and are heading out for a full day trip.

Calling day and email distribution will be rescheduled for another day as campers enjoy their time away.


Second session off to a great start & What bunk is my son in?

All buses have safely arrived bh and campers headed to the shul for bunk divisions followed by a delicious falafel lunch. Smiling faces were seen around camp as campers assist their new friends in settling in. Activities took off to a great start – with no time to waste, campers are already enjoying sports as well as water activities!

Later this evening parents will be receiving the list of bunks and learning classes; including counselors and learning teachers. Once that is received, you are free to email your son through our website. Please be sure to specify the correct bunk number in order to have it properly delivered to your son. You can also check the calling schedule located on the homepage of our site, to know which day of the week you can expect a call from your son.

Looking forward to an amazing month with your sons!

New York Buses Have arrived BH

Following a day packed with final championships, kluger games and a beautiful banquet, we are happy to welcome our new campers coming from NY early this morning. B”H both buses have arrived safely; and campers were given an early morning breakfast.  Looking forward to another great month IYH!

Best In Learning Class Week #4

­­­­­­­Shiur תלמיד השבוע חייל השבוע
Rabbi Amzallag Shmuel Nelkin Moshe Aharon Tessler
Rabbi Chaim Chaim Volfman Arik Lipsker
Rabbi Friedman Ari Raskin Naftali Keller
Rabbi Krinsky Yehudah Rappaport Menachem Brysky
Rabbi Schwey Schneur Geisinsky Avraham Ya’akov Borenstien
Rabbi Cohen Eli Chaim Berkowitz Yosef Cunin
Rabbi Geisinsky Yanky Landaw Yawakov Souson
Rabbi Moshe Gurary Mendel Zuckerman Mendy Bollen
Rabbi Gurkow Tzemach Aharonow M’’M Winner
Rabbi Lavner Zalmy Tiechtel Schneur Zalman Marrus
Rabbi Marasow Chezky WIlshansky Tzvi Hirsh Antal
Rabbi Tiechtel Eli Schwatz Shua Weunch
Rabbi Greenbaum Shraga Kaplan Zushi Rivkin
Rabbi Kremer Sholom Lerman Shlomo Segal
Rabbi Nemanow Gavi Goodman Sholom Srugo
Rabbi Swued Dovid Perlow Schneur Zalman Rivkin
Rabbi Vogel Sholom Ber Vidal Mendel Lang
Rabbi Katzman Shloimy Katz Menachem Engel
Rabbi Oster Shmuly Cohen Levi Spalter
Rabbi Schapiro Dovie Lipsker Kalman Batashvilli
Rabbi Chaikin Avremi Volvovsky Rafi Levin
Rabbi Gerlitzky Mendel Lison Levi Baumgarten


Bunk & Learning Class Competition Winners!

Congratulations to all our winners! These hardworking campers and staff were rewarded with a trip to jet boating,  early this morning. Although the race was tight, one winner was chosen from each division. They will return to camp in time to pack (those leaving) and join us for a mini banquet tonight, as we say goodbye to our first month campers.


Bunks Daled, Zayin, and Tes Zayin.

Rabbi Amzalag, Rabbi Chaim, Rabbi Shmuel Gurary, Rabbi Katzman


Kluger competition winners coming soon….

Special Good-Bye Shabbos & second session Schedule Reminders

As we brought in the last Shabbos of the first session, a feeling of mixed emotion was felt, preparing to say good bye to some of our campers. The dining room had a special Chayos, as camp songs were sung, divrei torah were shared and Hachlotas were made. Hard to believe a full month has already been enjoyed!  There was also a larger  amount of Mizhnayos-BalPeh learned on this special shabbos.

Emails have been sent and reminding parents of departure and arrival times for all buses. We will do our best to send updates on the buses as the information comes in.

Departure NY: Monday August 1, 10:00 PM-President & Kingston-bus pass & birth certificate needed (please no packages)
Departure Montreal: Tuesday August 2, 9:00 am (yeshiva) – bus pass needed

Arrival: NY bus: Tuesday August 2, 8:00 PM-President & Kingston
Arrival Montreal bus: Tuesday August 2, 12:00 pm-Yeshiva

La Ronde Trip Absolute Blast!

11 buses and 2 mini buses pulled into camp late last night returning lots of happy, tired campers and staff after an amazing trip to six-flags La Ronde amusement park. In the words of some of our campers, “it was our best trip ever!” The rides, shows, perfect weather, and just being together with bunk mates in the amazing park, made for a super-grand-trip!

The entire camp met in the parking lot for Mincha an delicious dinner of warm pizza and fries; and then returned to the park to enjoy the lit up rides at night!  As the buses were boarded each camper was given a fresh chocolate doughnut before heading back to camp.

Campers were treated to a late revile this morning to make up for some lost sleep. We are sure to be well rested as we prepare for the last Shabbos of the first session here in Camp Gan Yisroel.

Good Shabbos!

Bog War Ends & Grand Trip

A competitive Bog war ended last night after the final play. All the plays were most enjoyable and full of toichen. It was a wonderful war and everyone is waiting to hear the who the winner is.

Today, all sections of camp are out on the GRAND TRIP. Excitement was in the air as buses were loaded nice and early, following davening and a delicious  breakfast. Please understand that calling day and email distribution will be skipped for today as we are busy enjoying this amazing trip.

Mazel Tov to Mendy and Yossi  Hirsch, and Yossi Sherman upon their Bar Mitzvahs, celebrated here in camp surrounded by family and friends. The CGI family  wishes both families a warm Mazel Tov and lots of nachas!

Have a great day.

BOG WAR!!! & section C Excursion

Much to everyone’s surprise and excitement, Bog war is here- better known as “Hakhel war”! Campers have been busy studying their quotas of Mishnayos bal peh, learning songs and of course enjoying the great performance presented by all three teams.  Following the theme of Shnas Hakhel, the team names are “Hakhel Es Ha’am- Achdus”, “Leman’an Yilmedu-Torah” & “Veshamru La’asos-Mitzvos”. We wish all 3 teams much hatzlacha!

Alternating between kayaking hiking and taking a ride on our very own pontoon boat, the entire section C enjoyed a day travelling to and from the town of Lac Dessert. Aside for enjoying the trip there and back, the campers played mini golf and enjoyed a great scavenger hunt. Campers rushed back to join the rest of camp – watching the great plays of bog war.