Dear Parents,

We are pleased to welcome you to another fantastic season of Gan Israel Day Camp. Excitement is building as plans for the upcoming summer session unfold. We are making every effort to create an incredible program that will insure our campers an unforgettable experience.

We are dedicated to provide the ultimate in camping for your child, so please feel free to express any concern you may have, so that we can insure a wonderful camping experience.

We are very proud to have a highly qualified and experienced staff whom we have chosen from across the country. Camp Gan Israel is registered with the New York State Department of Health and is inspected annually by the Monroe County Department of Health.

We are please to be hosting camp at the 12 Corners Middle School.

Children are to bring their own lunches (dairy or pareve only- NO MEAT) and snack, including drink.(There is a water fountain in camp) Please label lunch boxes, lunch bags, and any storage containers in large print. All food items sent with your child must have a reliable kosher certification e.g. O-U or O-K. Refrigeration is not available (you may pack blue ice to keep the lunch cold).

On swim days your child should bring a bathing suit, towel and sunscreen.
To prevent loss of your child's belongings we urge you to LABEL ALL BELONGINGS WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME. There will be a lost and found box in camp, as well as on our website, for items that are found without labels. Please notify the counselor or director immediately if an item is lost so that we can attempt to recover it promptly.

For safety purposes all children MUST wear camp t-shirts on camp trip days. Trip days for the primary camp will be on Tuesdays and for the entire camp (Primary and Tiny Tots)on Thursdays. The trip schedule will be published in the weekly camp newsletter, as well as in the camp calendar that will be distributed before camp.
This year we will be going green! For uniformity, campers can wear only the neon green or the new tie dye green camp shirts.

All campers will be required to be totally free of nits and lice at the start of camp. Should you become aware of any problem in this area, please notify the office immediately so that we can take necessary measures to prevent it from spreading.

All payments must be arranged with the camp office before camp begins. Payments can be made through head checks or monthly credit card payments. Please notify us which option your prefer. If you need to make special arrangements, please contact Rabbi Mochkin.

Please submit all medical forms to the camp office by June 18.

We will be posting pictures of camp as well as camp documents on the Gan Izzy web site. The address is Please check the site regularly during camp, as we will be posting pictures of Lost & Found items as well. The camp e-mail address is