6/30/2021

Dear Parents,

The first week of camp is off to a great start! Campers are having an absolute blast and that is thanks to our dedicated team of staff. Thank you parents for your patients the first few days of camp as routines are established. With G-d's help (and your help spreading the word) camp has grown tremendously, and is bursting at the seams! But we are adjusting well, BH. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Bowling Trip Tomorrow 7/1

  • Trip is for entering Kindergarten and up.
  • Trip departs at 12:00 PM
  • Trip returns by 2:30 PM
  • Campers should come in a camp shirt (handed out today)
  • CAMPERS MUST WEAR SNEAKERS (or they will have to buy bowling shoes)
  • Campers will swim or do water play so they should bring swim gear.

Camp Shirts

  • Camp Shirts were handed out today. Please label our child's shirt.
  • If your child did not receive one, please let us know and we will get them one in the morning.

PreK Swim Tomorrow 7/1 (Weather Permitting)

  • While the big kids are on the trip tomorrow. PreK will have a chance to be in the big pool.
  • There is a tot dock to help the little ones adjust.
  • There will be all the lifeguards on hand plus morahs, assistants and JTM's helping out. It will be a safe and fun experience for them!

Carpool Update:

With a camp of our size and parking lot restrictions it is crucial that we all work together to make things as smooth as possible for everyone. Please follow these guidelines for pick up and drop off.

  • DO: Park your car in the designated parking spots, if you need to enter the building.
  • DO NOT: Ever park you car in the carpool lanes.
  • DO: Use the left most lane for passing.
  • DO NOT: Park in the left passing lane.
  • DO: Arrive NO LATER THAN 3:30 PM for pick up!!! 
  • DO NOT: Arrive after 3:30 PM as our hard-working counselors and staff do deserve to go home to their own families in a timely manner. 
  • DO: Park and enter the building to collect your child from after-care if you arrive after 3:30 pm.
  • DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200 (But you may be assessed an after-care fee for coming late.:)

Camp Office Contact

  • For urgent matters, please feel free to call the office at 845-634-0951.
  • For non-urgent notifications like 'please add my kids to after-care etc.,' please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least one hour in advance, and we will read and respond in a timely fashion.
  • Please DO NOT email or message rabbi Morgenstern for administrative issues. These should be forwarded to the office once again at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking to hire full-time Office Administrator

  • Our current office administrator is also our special activities director and that is not optimal.
  • We are looking for a full-time office administrator that is comfortable with using technology.
  • Please forward any leads to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message rabbi Morgenstern at 845-274-2262.

Thank you for your cooperation and making our Gan Izzy team the GREATEST TEAM IN THE WORLD!!

 Best Wishes,

Rabbi Simcha Morgenstern
Director, Camp Gan Israel of Rockland



6/7/2021

Dear Parents,

The start of Camp Gan Israel summer 2021 is only three weeks away on June 28th and boy are we excited for the summer to get under way!

PLEASE READ THE UPDATES BELOW CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD CAN BEGIN SUCCESSFULLY ON MONDAY, JUNE 28TH.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please be in touch with me by phone 845-634-0951 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you!

Looking forward to an amazing summer 2021!

Rabbi Simcha Morgenstern
Camp Director

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Our parent handbook contains all pertinent camp information and can be accessed any time on our website.PLEASE READ OUR UPDATED PARENT HANDBOOK HERE
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Mini Gan Campers Orientation

Mini Gan Campers are invited to meet their morahs on Friday, June 25 at 1:00 PM. 

Transportation

As of now, we have not had success with any bus companies to provide daily transportation to and from camp. We are still waiting to hear back from one bus company and will keep you updated. (We welcome any ideas that anyone may have.)

Early & After Care

Early care is daily from 8:30-9:30am  and After Care is from 3-4pm. If you require early or after care, please check your account and make sure it's selected. If you are not sure, please contact our office asap at 845-634-0951 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Swim Instruction

We are excited to be able to provide swim instruction this summer once again during regular swim time! If you are interested in additional one-on-one swim instruction for your child, please contact the office. 

Camp Contact

Chaya Diamond / Lori Gordon (During Camp)
Front Office 
845-354-5167
Messages can be left for all staff via the front desk.Rabbi Simcha Morgenstern
Camp Director 
845-634/0951 x104 
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Shiffy Abboudi
Head Counselor
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Chana Kaufman
Health Director
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Camp Communication

Calendar

A camp calendar overview will be posted in a couple of days on the camp website and will be sent out to all families.

 Forms

All forms must be completed prior to a camper attending Camp Gan Israel. Please find your required forms here.

Payment

Please take a moment to review your account and make sure the balance is correct. Also, please make sure a payment plan is set up for your account. If you have not set this up, please contact the front office at 845-634-0951.

You can view and make a payment by clicking here.

Questions or Concerns?

We are available to answer your questions or concerns at any time. Please contact us at (845) 634-0951 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.We look forward to an amazing CGI summer 2021! 

Sincererly,

Rabbi Simcha Morgenstern
Director, Camp Gan Israel of Rockland
O 845-634-0951 x104 | M 845-274-2262