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Monthly Archives: ‍‍ תמוז / מנחם אב תשעג - July 2013

Finishing Touches

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The finishing touches are being put into place for the much anticipated CGI Staff Play of 5773.

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SC Banana Boating Trip

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Bunks Hei, Vov and Yud Zayin were privileged to go banana boating today. The Bunks received the trip as a prize for winning Shabbos Completion in the recent weeks.

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BMD & Waiters @ Lake Compounce

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BMD & the Waiters of Gan Yisroel had a great time at Lake Compounce,the oldest continuously-operating amusement park in the United States. Featuring three roller coasters, more than forty other attractions including many water rides and free Pepsi soda the park definitely provided much earned fun for all the participants.

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Staff Play Preparations

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Preparations for the staff play are currently well underway. Headed by Levi Pekar the organizers have been busy scheming, rehearsing, building and planning for the ultimate Staff Play of 5773.

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Gourmet Staff BBQ!

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The Counsellors, Learning Teachers and General Staff enjoyed a delicous staff appreciation BBQ on Sunday night. The menu featured an assortment of meats together with an array of appetizing condiments, in addition to snacks and ice cold beverages. A big thank you to all those that made it happen!

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CGI News: Klooger Edition

Recapping the amazing 1st season of Klooger and introducing the exciting 2nd season. Brought to you by the Learning Program of Gan Yisroel NY.

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Talent Night in CGI

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An exciting talent show was held tonight in Camp. Campers of all ages performed various spectacular acts including singing, dancing, comedy, music and many more impressive presentations. 

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Yarchei Kallah Melavah Malkah

ycThe conclusion of Yarchei Kallah was marked by a Melava Malka held at Camp Gan Yisroel Parksville NY. Rabbonim, Roshei Yeshiva and Mashpi’im participated together with people from the Catskills and the surrounding area.

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Yarchei Kallah summit honors Rebbe’s father

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Dozens of rabbinical figures and Talmudic scholars have gathered this weekend for a scholarly conference at Camp Gan Israel, the flagship Chabad-Lubavitch overnight camp in Parksville, N.Y.

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Camp visits the Ohel & 770

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The entire camp traveled today to the Ohel and 770 in honor of Chof Av (Yom Hilulah of the Rebbe’s father, Reb Levi Yitzchak) to daven, learn Torah and give Tzedoka. We want Moshiach NOW!

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Hike to uncharted territory

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Campers and counsellors of Bunk Tes-Zayin and Yud Zayin together with Director Rabbi Futerfas and Head Counselor Ari Raskin enjoyed a picturesque hike to the ‘uncharted territory’ adjacent the main Parksville campsite. Along the way a brief stop was made to take a photo at the Old Parksville Shul.

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Scavenger Hunt: GISHREY

1-Day 31 ScavengerCampers of bunks Gimel, Hei, Yud-Daled & Tes Vov had a blast participating inthe ‘all new’ Scavenger hunt for 5773: GISHREY (Gan Israel Scavenger Hunt Race Exciting Yay!)’. The scavenger included 15 different objectives such as: Make an announcement on the P.A. -5 points, get something free from canteen – 10 points, say something on the Camp radios -15 points, bring Beso an ice cream -15 points and the pièce de résistance: Get Mendy Avtzon to teach you how to say “Gan Yisroel is the best camp in the universe” in Chinese – 10 points. The scavenger was also time based with the first team to successfully complete it deemed the winner.

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Oldest Division T-shirt making

1-TshirtsOldest division experienced phase one of an exclusive T-shirt designing activity today. Stay tuned for phase two and pictures of the finished product. Enjoy the pictures in the full article.

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2nd Session in full swing!

The What could be better than a month of Camp Gan Yisroel? Obviously it would be a second month! Second Session is now in full swing with even more exciting activities and lots of fun!

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