Campers Receive Chanukah Edition of CGI Newsletter

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Over Chanukah, the children who spent last summer at Camp Gan Yisroel in Parksville, NY were delighted to find a special Chanukah edition of the CGI Newsletter awaiting each of them in their respective mail boxes.

The newsletter featured stories, fun, games and more, but the real highlight was the launch of CGI Parksville’s new and exclusive ‘Elite’ program (see below). Campers now have the opportunity to experience this program during the year while they are at home!

With a reunion in the works, the video on its way and the Elite program in full swing, CGI Parksville seeks to make its campers’ time away from camp almost as exciting as the summer itself.

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Some Tears, Memories…

Renowned orator Rabbi YY Jacobson was in Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, NY, when the children concluded the summer season. And with the memories came his tears.

By Rabbi YY Jacobson

In a single moment, eleven years of memories swelled up in my heart. I was a mere spectator, but I could not hold back the tears.

You see, I have spent some eleven summers in that location which I was now visiting. From the age of nine, back in 1981, I was a camper—then a staff-member—in Camp Gan Yisroel, in Parksville, NY, a small town off exit 98 on the 17. Only this time around, I came to camp to pick up my 11-year-old son who spent part of his summer here.

It was the last day at camp Gan Israel. It was time to say goodbye.

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