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Wow! What a day it was! Thursday afternoon 9 buses rolled into camp to take the whole Gan Yisroel to Sportstime USA, a massive building with every type of indoor activity you can think of. Everyone was given over 3 hours and unlimited token value, so there was enough arcades/other activities for everyone the whole time. Continue reading

Tisha B’av


As Tisha B’av set in the campers were shown a skit prepared by our night activity directors on the story of Kamtzah and Bar Kamtzah, after which R’ Shemtov proceeded to lein Eicha for the whole camp. On Tisha B’av morning there was a general learning class which was a historical video about the Beis Hamikdosh. Continue reading

‘9 Days’ Activities

Just because cam couldn’t go on trips doesn’t mean that it wasn’t still rocking. From carnivals to talent night, IHE, and much more everyone had a blast. An amazing talent night it was with campers showing everyone their talents from playing keyboard, to juggling, or headstands and cartwheels. Continue reading

BMX Bike Show

What an amazing show it was. The bikers set up in the middle of camp and performed an amazing show filled with incredible fears of skill and talent. Continue reading

Day 1

The second month is in full swing as campers settle in to the non-stop schedule of Gan Yisroel. Camp started with the head staff orientation and the division of the bunks, after which they were dismissed to lunch, then to unpack and on to a full day of activities. Continue reading

Grand Banquet!!!( #1)

Wow!! What an amazing month it was, non-stop for 4 weeks straight. From davening and learning, to trips, night activities, and leagues. Continue reading


What an amazing trip it was. It started with the whole BMD charging into the dining room announcing the trip to the rest of camp. The campers packed up for what was about to be the best trip of their life. As luxurious coach buses rolled into camp the campers lined up eagerly as they were assigned their buses by bunk. The buses took us to Massachusetts where we arrived at 6 flags, New England. Continue reading

BOG WAR!!!!!!!

Wow! What an amazing Shabbos it was. From farbrengens and singing to Shabbos competition and MBP it was non-stop inspiration for 26 hours. The week is off to a great start with late nights on motzei Shabbos, to the BMD all-star game where the all of BMD and even regular staff included enjoyed watching a fiercely competitive game with hot-dogs, drinks, and more. BOG WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, what an amazing time it was with plays, skits, songs, MBP, and much, much more. It was announced after a supposed dancing night somehow turned into all the staff charging off the stage, and obviously the campers ” knew it the whole time.” Continue reading

What a Fun-Filled Week

Monday was a blast as the whole entire camp shift by shift made there way to roller skating. Tuesday brought to camp an amazing show by Adam Realman where he performed feats of tremendous strength, such as ripping a phonebook in half, or swallowing  a 19″ sword. In between all of this were fantastic food events from waffles and ice cream,  to sub sandwiches, and chicken wraps. Continue reading

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Visiting Day

Sunday was such a blast as campers were reunited with their parents, as they showed them around the beautiful grounds of Gan Yisroel. With plenty of great food, drinks, and activities campers and parents had a great time. A carnival was brought to camp with moon bounces, dunk tanks, and more. Continue reading

Week 1 in Review

Wow what an exciting week it was! From every single division of camp going on an amazing trip, to interactive night activities, and an inspiring Yud Beis Tammuz, it was truly hectic and fun-filled. The week started off with trampoline houses, to rock climbing, pizza, waterparks, and more. Throughout all the fun, the campers still kept up with their learning  competing in Kluger gamers throughout the week advancing in level as well as knowledge. Stay posted for more articles and photos, and have a great Shabbos
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Monday in Gan Yisroel

Monday started off as regular as the campers adjusted into the bustling camp schedule thinking that the day would go as regular, but boy were they in for a surprise. Continue reading