CGI NY DAY CAMP 2020 / ה׳תש״פ

Dear Parents,

Over the past 24 hours we have had some inquires about a day camp option. We have a very devoted staff that feel extremely motivated to make it happen and be able to give the kids a chance to spend most of their week in Gan Yisroel.

This is a brand new idea for us and we need to know how many parents would be interested in this option. The day would start at 10:00am and end at 9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and half day on Friday giving the boys a true full day of camp. We would serve the boys 3 meals a day plus snack. Camp would start on July 6 and run through August 26. It would be for boys in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade.The boys would have a full program of learning classes, variety of sports and leagues, swimming, boating, biking, arts and crafts, cook outs even experience a Gan Yisroel color war and lots of in house entertainment. We are looking into offering bus transportation from 3 or 4 central locations in the Catskill area.

If there are any boys that may have non immediate family that live upstate for the summer perhaps they can stay with them. We are working feverishly on all the details of how to make a smooth transition from overnight camp to day camp. It really depends on how many families are interested in order to make it work. Again we stress how we will need a few days to see how many people get back to us and confirm that they are indeed interested and than we can open registration for Gan Yisroel day camp.

If you are interested in this please email us at: cginewyork@gmail.com

Rabbi Yossie Futerfas

An amazing last week in camp!!

The week started off in the Turkey basketball where campers prepared to leave camp due to numerous code violations, when in fact it was a breakout for color war! Teams Tevia and the winning team of Kmoso battled it out through the plays and skits, from MBP to cheering, from the beginning this was a hard fought battle.                                           

The week continued when we visited the Rebbe on Chof Av. The campers reported to their general their various achievements throughout  the summer.

But the fun did not end there, CGI visited Six Flags Great Escape for the most grand trip of all time. From the water slides to the the roller coasters this was most definitely- a grand trip.

 

The Chof Av Rally Which The Rebbe Watched Live

In connection with Chof Av, the 75th yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father, RebbeDrive presents new footage documenting the unique Chof Av children’s rally in 5752.

 

In connection with Chof Av, the 75th yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father, RebbeDrive presents new footage documenting the unique Chof Av children’s rally in 5752.

As is customary, the entire Gan Yisroel Parksville traveled to New York, to be with the Rebbe on Chof Av. As it was just months after Chof Zayin Adar, the children weren’t Zoiche to see the Rebbe as usual. However, while the children gathered in 770 for the rally, a video screen was set up in the Rebbe’s room, and the Rebbe watched the entire rally live.

Head Counselor Yerachmeal Jacobson emceed the recital of the Rebbe’s Kapitel, and the twelve Pesukim, followed by “We want Moshiach now” and the Rebbe’s father’s Niggun.

Rabbi Sholom Baras spoke about the importance of Hiskashrus to the Rebbe, especially at this time.

Head Counselor Yossi Chodakov spoke emotionally how the Rebbe is definitely with us, however we must still demand to see the Rebbe Gezunt once more.

The campers then all sang together the new song ‘with a Tehilim’, followed by Sisu V’simchu B’simchas Ha’Geulah, and ‘Harabi Shlita’.

Camper Yossi Hecht then gave the Rebbe a Bracha in the name of all the campers.

After the rally, the entire camp stood outside the Rebbe’s room and sung ‘With a Tehillim’ and ‘Oirech Yomim.