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Camp FAQ's

Camp FAQ's

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Must campers wear a camp T-shirt every day? 
What does my camper need to bring each day?  
How does my camper find a lost item? 
How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day?
Can my camper bring a phone, electronic game console or other precious items to camp?
How can I speak with my child's counselor?  
How can I speak with a Camp Director?
What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity? 
How religious is Camp Gan Israel? 
How often does my child drink water at camp each day?  
Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor? 
How can I become more involved with Camp Gan Israel?

Must campers wear a camp T-shirt every day? 
No, we do not require that all campers wear a Camp Gan Israel T-shirt every day of camp. Howevery, campers and staff ARE required to wear camp T-shirts on trip days. Since all camp staff and campers wear camp shirts, we are instantly recognizable to each other. While on field trips camp shirts distinguish our campers and staff from other visitors. You may reserve a camp T-shirt on the registration form. They will also be available for purchase before the start of camp.

In addition to this important safety mechanism, all of our campers wear nametag necklaces when off camp premises. These nametags include the camper's name and the phone numbers & address of the camper's counselor, Head Counselor and Camp Director. This provides even greater ability to recognize campers and is useful for identification purposes. 

What does my camper need to bring each day?  
Campers should bring sunscreen & canteen or water bottle every day. Bringing a hat with a visor is also a good idea. In addition, on swim days campers need a bathing suit, towel and bag for wet clothes. If at all possible, please have your child wear their bathing suit under thir clothes. We serve every day a nutritious and delicious lunch and snacks, so please don't bring any food to camp. We strongly suggest that parents send their children in closed sneakers for their own safety (PLEASE NO FLIP-FLOPS). We supply all sports equipment necessary.

How does my camper find a lost item? 
Please mark all belongings with your camper's name. This is very important since many shirts, backpacks, etc. are identical and individual items are difficult to identify without a label. Lost & Found items are available each day after camp in the main office. Please contact us regarding specific items.

How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day? 
If you have to pick up your camper during the day, please notify our office. Once we are aware of your arrival time, we can arrange to have your camper ready for you. Please note that no camper will be released to ANYONE without written permission.

Can my camper bring a phone, electronic game console or other precious items to camp?
No. We do not permit your camper to bring to camp phones, electronic game consols, jewelry, radios, expensive toys, etc. Camp Gan Israel supplies everything campers may need for a fun-filled day. If a camper must speak to their parent in a matter of great urgency, they may ask their counselor or head counselor to use their phone. 

How can I speak with my child's counselor?  
A call to the camp office will answer most questions. Since counselors are constantly supervising groups and activities, messages will be taken at the camp office. Please leave your name and evening phone number and the counselor will return your call as soon as possible.

How can I speak with a Camp Director? 
The directors are available to answer your questions and discuss your concerns, during the day at the Camp Office or most evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Feel free to call during these times or leave a message at the camp office during the camp day. Click here to view our Contact Information.

What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity? 
No camper will be forced to participate in any activity. However, we do urge campers to try all activities and take advantage of the complete program offered at Camp Gan Israel. 

How religious is Camp Gan Israel? 
CGI is a totally non-judgemental environment made up of campers from all Jewish backgrounds. An individual's level of observance is not stressed. All children enjoy a shared Jewish spirit through songs and projects.

How often does my child drink water at camp each day? 
Drinking water is always available and given to the campers throughout the day.

Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor? 
No. Tips or gifts are appreciated but not necessary. If you wish to do so, here is a general guideline: $20-$25 for a junior counselor and $30-$40 for a counselor. 

How can I become more involved with Camp Gan Israel? 
The camp encourages the involvement of "bunk parents" (like a class mother) who may come on trips to assist the chaperoning of their child's bunk, etc. If you are interested please inform the Camp Director. 

 

 

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