Monthly Archives: תמוז / מנחם אב תשסא - July 2001
As the campers awoke to the pitter-patter of rain on the rooftops of their bunkhouses … The Staff of CGI had prepared for them one of the most exciting days of the summer.
Although the learning Classes were confined to the indoors, the new multi-purpose room in the main building served as a shelter for several learning classes.
For the 1st activity, Division 1 and 2 (Bunks Aleph – Tes Vov) lined up outside the door of the Dining Room anxiously waiting to enter the fun-filled Carnival prepared for them by their counselors and Head Counselor Baruch Kaplan. Tickets were distributed to all the campers as they excitedly scampered off to test their skills at the many different booths. From “Bobbing Apples” to the highlight of the carnival the “Game Show” Hosted by counselor of Bunk Hey, Shaul Perlstien. The Carnival lasted for 1 ½ hours and the campers had to be pried away to go to their next activity. Division 3 (Bunks Tes Zayin – Chof Gimmul) began their “Toras Rabbeinu” Sports League.
For the 2nd activity Division 2 began their “Toras Rabeinu” Sports League.
The 3rd Division had an exciting treasure hunt led by Head Counselor Baruch Hecht. What a sight to see Campers searching campgrounds for the Gift of “N’shei Chabad” to Gan Yisroel. The message for the treasure hunt was “Shlichus is what I love to do! Ad Mosai!!!
Every night after maariv the campers watch a short video of the Rebbe. Tonight the video began with a series of “around the year events with the Rebbe” which will be shown in segments over the next couple of days.
Picture of the day 7-25-2001
Eli Goorevitch – Laguna Beach, CA & Levi Sharfstein – Crown Heights of Bunk 7, 2 of the many k”ah new campers in Gan Yisroel, NY for the second session, during lunch on Wednesday 5 Av.
Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff, Head Shliach of Texas visited Camp Gan Yisroel, NY today. As part of his visit Rabbi Lazaroff spent some quality time with the campers of Bunk 11 who are representing Chabad of Texas as part of the highly sucessful Project Shlichus 5761. Rabbi Lazaroff also sang some songs with the campers and taught them a new one with the words “Zeh Hayom Usuh Hashem…”
Smiling Bunk Alef Campers in The Rebbe’s Camp, Menachem M. Galperin, Mendel Avtzon & Menachem Shemtov getting ready to go on CGINY’s famous bumper boats on Tuesday 4 Av.
Gan Yisroel, NY founded by the Rebbe 46 years ago completed a smashingly successful first session on Monday morning.
B”H the first session saw the campers grow both spiritually & physically and at the same time enjoying themselves tremendously. The highlight of the first month had to be “Project Shlichus” and that will IYH continue with much force during the second session that started today.
On Sunday night, supper was turned into a mini-banquet for the campers who were only staying in camp for one session. During the banquet the campers were privileged to hear greetings from Executive Camp Director Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Shemtov, Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and the Head Counselors.
In addition prizes and certificates for Best learning classes & campers & trophies from the Toras Rabeinu leagues were distributed.
Meanwhile, the second session is B”H off and running where the first session concluded. With an additional 30 k”ah campers, bringing the total of campers to 270 k”ah, the Shul, dining room and camp in general is rocking with Chayus.
On Monday afternoon before lunch all the Campers went to the Shul for orientation and the dividing of the bunks, from the Shul they went to the dining room for a delicious lunch that included tuna fish, fresh French fries, salad and chocolate & vanilla pudding. To top lunch off, Fadak Inc. headed by Shmais.com CEO Levi Hodakov sponsored delicious citrus ices for all the campers.
The second session is B”H off and running where the first session left off. With an additional 30 k”ah campers, bringing the total of campers to 270 k”ah.
Before lunch all the Campers went to the Shul for orientation and the dividing of the bunks, from the Shul they went to the dining room the chayos at benching was tremendous and set the tone for a fabulous second session.
The new Bunk list will be posted IY”H tommorow