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.

LOCATION
Camp will be meeting in two places. Primary Camp & Mini Gan Izzy will be meeting at the Council Rock School, 600 Grosvenor Rd, Rochester, NY 14610. The Boys division will be meeting at the Brighton High School. We understand that this may be an inconvenience for parents who have children in both programs, but at this time we don’t have much of a choice. We will be starting & ending the boys division 10 minutes later then the Primary program.

LUNCHES
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).

SWIMMING
This year we will be using the Brighton High School pool for our swimming activities. On swim days your child should bring a bathing suit, towel and sunscreen. A cover up, robe, or long t-shirt is recommended for the girls, a terry robe or oversized t-shirt for the boys and flip flops or crocs  should be sent as well.

CLOTHING
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.

CAMP SHIRTS
For safety purposes all children MUST wear camp t-shirts on camp trip days.  The trip schedule will be published in the weekly camp newsletter, as well as in the camp calendar that will be distributed via email before camp.

PAYMENTS
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.

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

GAN IZZY ON LINE
We will be posting pictures of camp as well as camp documents on the Gan Izzy web site. 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 dmochkin@chabadrochester.com.