The first session of camp begins on Monday, June 26 and ends on Thursday, August 17. The second session begins on Monday, July 24 and ends on Thursday, August 17. There will be no camp on Monday July 4th. Camp begins at 9:00 A.M. and ends daily at 4:00 P.M. except on Friday when camp ends at 3:00 P.M.

Do not, under any circumstances, drop off your child/ren at the camp without a staff member present. We do not assume any responsibility for children dropped off unless a staff member is present to supervise. Please consult the office if you have a particular need for earlier drop off.

If you have a balance due, please remit to our office at 315 N. Main Street, New City, NY 10956. No child will be admitted to camp unless the entire camp tuition has been paid in full (or a payment plan has been made with the office).

Please be advised that no refunds for absences can be made.

All required forms can be found on our parent portal. Click here for the link. You can sign in and check what forms are still needed to be completed. Campers will not be allowed to attend without having all forms completed.

If your child will be taking medication while at camp, please complete the Medication information on the parent portal. For the safety of your child, and in accordance with State laws, we must have a written order from your child’s physician, and a written permission slip from you before we can administer any medication to your child.

All prescription medication must be labeled and be contained in its original container, labeled as follows:

  1. Complete name of patient
  2. Date prescription filled
  3. Expiration date
  4. Directions for use/precautions (if any) storage (if any)
  5. Name and address of dispensing pharmacy
  6. Name of physician prescribing medication

All non-prescription medications should be labeled with complete name of patient.

These regulations apply to all medications — prescription and over-the-counter.

Car-pools: Most of the children arrive to camp via personal or car-pool transportation. We have instituted the following procedures for drop-off and pick-up to insure the safety of your children:

Drop-off time will be between 9:00- 9:10 AM. Drive up slowly to the front of the building and stop. Staff members will be on hand to escort your child(ren) into the building to their proper meeting place. Please note that this is not the time to engage the staff in discussion. If you need to discuss something with the head staff, after you drop off your child you will be directed to a special parking area. After 9:15, you may then proceed to the office.

After 9:15 AM, the general parking lot will be closed off. A small parking area will remain available for late arrivals - park your car, and then bring your child(ren) to the office.

Pick-up time is 3:50-4:00 PM. Drive slowly into the parking lot, and park your car in the parking spaces on the opposite side of the building. We need to keep the lanes open in front of the building for our buses and for the safe conduct of the children.

You will be asked to provide the names of the children you are picking up. Your child(ren) will be escorted to your car, and after the child is buckled in, proceed slowly to exit the parking area. Be particularly careful when you drive in front of the building as campers are being escorted across to the parking lot. Once again, this is not the ideal time to engage staff members in conversation. If you need something in the building, or want to talk to someone, you will have to wait until dismissal is over.

Cars arriving after 4:00 PM will need to park and proceed to the office to sign out their child(ren). A staff member will then escort the child to the office.

Please be punctual, as it is unfair to the children and the staff to be late.

Bus transportation: We are making every effort to ensure safe, reliable and prompt transportation for those who are requesting camp transportation. Specific information for your child(ren) regarding pick-up times will be provided 2-3 days before camp starts.

All parents must have a guardian to take responsibility for their child in case the parent is not able to be at the bus stop at drop-off time at the end of the camp day. The bus driver CANNOT release a child to anyone except his parent or guardian.

Please inform the office in advance of your intention to pick-up your child early. All children must be signed out before leaving camp grounds. Authorization must be provided in writing if someone other than a parent is doing the pick-up.

When you arrive at camp for early pick-up, please report to the office first. A staff member will be asked to bring your child to the office.

Please send only ''non meat'' lunches such as jelly sandwiches, tuna fish, cream cheese and the like. Of course all lunches should be Kosher and only products bearing reliable kosher supervision should be used. Under no circumstances will children be allowed to trade lunches. WE ARE A NUT FREE FACILITY! ABSOLUTELY NO NUTS ALLOWED ON CAMP PREMISES! 

Candy may not be brought to camp. Aside from lunch, we will serve snacks twice a day - once in the morning after morning prayers and study and again at the end of the day.

If you need to send a note to camp with special instructions or requests, please make sure to fax a copy to the office at 845-634-7704 or call us at 845-634-0951. Do not rely solely on sending a note with your child. Many times children forget to mention that they have a note with them.

We are always interested in hearing your comments and concerns regarding camp. Please do not hesitate to call us — we are trying our best to do all that we can for your child, but we need your direct input.

All personal items should be clearly labeled with the camper''s name. This includes all clothing, even socks and undergarments. The camp cannot be held responsible for lost or misplaced items. A lost and found box will be maintained in the office. Items which are not labeled will be discarded by the end of camp.

Make sure that your child is wearing easily laundered clothes that fit properly and are in good condition.

Your child will be assigned a cubby in their bunk room in which their personal items will be stored. They are welcome to keep towels and bathing suits inside their cubbies, but must take them home every Friday to be brought back on Monday cleaned:

For the pool:

  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1 towel
  • 1 beach robe or terry jacket
  • Bathing slippers

The above items are to be kept in a cloth bag with your child''s name on all the above items and on the bag itself.

For Mini Gan campers: In addition to the above-mentioned clothing items, campers should also bring:

  • Complete change of clothing.
  • Complete change of underwear.
  • Extra pair of socks.
  • Nursery children should come with diapers and baby wipes.

We do not have a formal dress code, except that we do request that the children do not come dressed to camp in bathing suits only. Being that we are a Jewish camp, and in light of the above, we would like to suggest clothes should be nice and presentable, but not overly flashy or expensive.

Games, toys and athletic equipment should not be brought to camp at anytime. Campers may, however, bring a softball glove for baseball which should be properly labeled with the camper's name. Campers should refrain from bringing sums of money or from wearing expensive jewelry to camp.

When visiting camp grounds, please use the front entrance of the building. Parents are asked to check-in first at the office before proceeding further in the building.

We welcome visitors to our camp and encourage parents to be involved and volunteer to assist. We just ask that visitors be mindful that camp is in session and prior arrangement with the office is appreciated.

Camp Gan Israel of Rockland is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and operates in accordance with their rules and regulations. We are inspected regularly, and inspection reports are on file at the camp office.