Every good organization gets better with age and Camp Gan Yisroel, NY established by the Rebbe 48 years ago is no different.
Thanks to a very dedicated Camp Director Rabbi Yossie Futerfas-now in his 16th season at the helm- backed by a talented head staff headed up by Head Counselors Yoel Gancz, Simcha Morgenstern and Yudi Steiner and learning directors Rabbi Sholom Baras and Tmimim Shaya Gopin and Yehuda Stern, CGI is BH once again off to a great start.
The 280+ campers k”ah, the most campers in over decade and perhaps even longer than that, in 25 bunks, including the increasingly popular Bar Mitzvah Division have camp rocking away.
Arriving on Tuesday afternoon, the campers were treated to spanking clean camp grounds. From the shiny floors in the Shul where the air conditioning was pumping away, to the neatly trimmed grass all around camp along with the clean crisp country air, campers and staff alike agreed it was great to be back for yet another summer in The Rebbe’s Camp.
Tuesday afternoon was reserved for unpacking.
On Wednesday, with the weather still very hot the campers were able to get all the pool rules and regulations and still have time for a much appreciated swim in CGI’s Olympic-size outdoor pool. Campers also had fun filled sports activities.
Wednesday night also featured the first night activity of the season performed by N.A.D. Moshe Hecht.