Along with the great Zechus of being the camp that the Rebbe established 47 years ago, visited 3 times and gave extra special attention to, comes a big Achrayus as well, the Achrayus to live up to the Rebbe’s expectations.
With the above in mind, on Friday night, a surprising announcement was made to the entire camp by Rabbi Avrohom Y. Shemtov, executive director of CGINY.
Rabbi Shemtov told all the campers & staff that in accordance with the ongoing initiation and discussion with camp director Rabbi Yossie Futerfas Gan Yisroel was going ahead with plans to purchase an additional 30+ acres for camp. The announcement was greeted with loud cheering from all present and spontaneously, everyone began singing “The Rebbe gives a message out…” a CGI classic.
IYH, if all goes well the new property will be in use for Summer 5763.
A special project is currently being organized whereby the public will able to sponsor portions of the new land in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Details will IYH be forthcoming.