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Campers enjoy BBQ and Bonfire



After a long day of learning and exciting activities campers were treated to a bbq followed by a bonfire. Songs were sung, stories were told and the campers headed straight to bed so that they can be refreshed for another exciting day in Gan Yisroel.

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BMD Enjoys Paintball and BBQ



As is regular in the bar mitzvah division of Gan Yisroel Parksville, an incredible week spent in camp was capped off by an even more spectacular trip.

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Faces of Gan Yisroel – B&W Series


Boruch Hashem the past two days have been really exciting ones here in Gan Yisroel, from sports to Klooger learning games and even some trips, but those smiles were just too precious not to recognize, so here you have it, our first of many Black and White gallery’s, please enjoy!

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Campers Travel to the Ohel


Campers and staff spent the early hours of the day on their respective preparations in anticipation of a trip to the Ohel in honor of Gimmel Tamuz.

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First Shabbos 5776


The first Shabbos of the summer at Camp Gan Yisroel-Parksville was a sight to behold. The camp spirit that is present throughout the week is especially prevalent on Shabbos, and the singing by each seudah, davening with chayus, and Mishnayos Ba’al Peh energized the entire camp.

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It Never Rains in CGI


The end of learning class was approaching, when some drops were felt around camp, not rain of course, because it never rains and the Rebbe’s camp. It didn’t dampen the spirit of the campers, for special indoor activities were arranged by our devoted staff.

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Campers Enjoy Ventriloquist

Campers Enjoy Ventriliquist

After a very exciting day of fun and learning, campers gathered in the shul for a very exciting night activity, but no regular night activity awaited them, rather a ventriloquist.

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Camp Gan Yisroel 5776 Begins Gallery one

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Boruch Hashem for the sixty first time, campers from around the world boarded buses headed for Camp Gan Yisroel Parksville NY. Fun, memories, and good times are all that awaits them there.

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CGI NY Announces Head Staff

Gan Yisroel Parksville has announced their head staff for the upcoming summer of 5776.

“In what promises to be an extraordinary year, the camp in the Catskills is primed to build on the more than 60 years of experience and tradition, to deliver a carefully crafted camping experience imbued with Chassidishkeit and fun,” directors said.

The divisions, catering for boys aged 7 through 13, has been expanded and improved, maintaining Gan Yisroel Parksville’s high standards.

Returning as senior Head Counselor is Rabbi Nachman Dov Vichnin.

The exciting programs will this year be run by experienced head counselors, Moshe Denburg– Coral Springs, Florida, Yisroel Yarmak -Crown Heights and Mendel Zaltzman – Toronto, Canada.

Learning Directors, Mendy Schapiro– Sydney, Australia and Mendy Klein– Manchester, England.

The incredible Bar Mitzvah Division from last year has been enhanced with the hiring of dedicated head staff, Mendy Kirszenberg– Flatbush New York, Menachem Loebenstein– Melbourne, Australia and Naftali Junik– Crown Heights.

NOD head Sholom Loebenstein – Melbourne, Australia

Camp Reunion photos 2016

Camp Gan Israel NY registration 2016

In honor of the 60th year since the establishment of Gan Yisroel Parksville, the camp held an outstanding reunion where counselors and campers came together, once again, indulging in Achdus. The live music and exiting magician helped entertain the campers as they ate their scrumptious meal, consisting of delicious pizza, fries, soda and nosh.

The campers were honored with the presence of Rabbi Shemtov, who spoke about the Rebbe’s personal interest in Gan Yisroel Parksville and the importance that the Rebbe placed on making Hakel gatherings. Additionally, the 12 pesukim were recited by the campers with tremendous enthusiasm and excitement.

Every camper eagerly received a complementary custom-made water bottle, with the Gan Yisroel Parksville camp logo, and a camp journal. Additionally, the camp organized a picture booth, where campers had the opportunity to take pictures with their councilors and friends.

To end off the evening, the campers watched a professionally made video presentation of the Bar Mitzvah Division (BMD), followed by a grand raffle including an electric scooter, Ipod Touch and many more prizes.

A massive thank you to the director, Rabbi Yossie Futerfas, for his tremendous devotion to each individual camper and staff member and to his absolute dedication to Camp Gan Yisroel Parksville.

Camp Reunion 2016 / תשע״ו

Camp Gan Israel NY Reunion 2016

Camp Gan Israel NY Reunion 2016 / תשע״ו

Dear CGI Camper’s & BMD’ers and Staff members of 2015 / 5775.
The first Camp Gan Israel (Machane Gan Yisroel)  Is thrilled to announce that our annual camp reunion will take place this year on י’א שבט , Thursday January 21st, 2016 @ Beis Rivkah 310 Crown St. Brooklyn NY.

We invite invite you to take part in this beautiful gathering and reunite with friends and acquaintances from this past summer who will be traveling to crown heights for  י’ שבט. Campers, BMD’ers and Staff members from all over the world will be joining together, so bring along a friend to join in the fun and reminisce the joys of camp!

The event will be held in Bais Rivkah , 310 Crown Street from 7-9 pm. Please RSVP attendance at by January 14, 2016
In honor of our 60th year celebrations there will be incredible entertainment in addition to live music and a special video presentation. A sumptuous dinner will be served to all attendees.

Admission $7 @ the door.
Looking forward to seeing all campers from the incredible גן ישראל תשע’ה!  summer season of!

Rabbi Futerfas & The Staff of CGI NY

Camp Video for 2015 / 5775 Shipping Soon

The 2015-5775 camp video is available for purchase with PayPal. The full video is on YouTube and will become available to you through your email account once you have made the purchase. Consisting of 2 parts, it has a run time of 1 hour and 28 minutes. Both the summer’s highlights and the day to day schedule are shown in griping detail that will take you back to the great times we had in  Gan Yisroel.

5776 / 2016

Camp Gan Israel NY registration 2016

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 5776 / 2016 season is now open.
1st trip: Tuesday JULY 5 (29 of Sivan)—Monday AUGUST 1 (26 of Tammuz)
2nd trip: Monday AUGUST 1 (26 of Tammuz)—Monday AUGUST 29 (25 OF Av)

The camper and BMD applications can be downloaded here. Campers that register by Yud Shvat will receive a $25 credit towards the canteen.

CGI Farewell Banquet



The summer has flown by so fast, all campers gathered in the shul for the farewell banquet where they all reflected on how good of a summer they had.


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Fun is In The AIR

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As camp comes to a end we present to you some of the highlights of the summer all captured in the air, for fun is always in the air here in Gan Yisroel.


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Campers Enjoy Bonfire


A large pit was seen being dug this past Thursday afternoon near the soccer field of Camp Gan Yisroel – NY.


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