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 at the Brighton Middle School at 12 Corners and the older campers will be swimming at the Brighton High School pool.

DROP OFF & PICK UP:
Mini Gan Izzy and Primary campers should be dropped off on the Winton side entrance across from Chabad. The Boys division campers should be dropped off on the Monroe Ave. side just past the building at the baseball field. Drop off time is 9-9:15 A.M.
Pick up for the entire camp (except for 1 pm dismissal) will be at the Monroe Ave. side entrance. MGI extended & Pioneers on the right side and the Boys on the left of the road. MGI parents picking up at 1 pm should come inside from the Winton Road entrance.

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 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 can be downloaded by  clicking here. https://www.chabadrochester.com/media/pdf/1078/zjkl10789232.pdf it will also be published in the weekly camp newsletter, as well as in the camp calendar that will be distributed via email before camp. You can order a camp shirt by  clicking here. https://www.chabadrochester.com/3292417

For those who registered before the early bird deadline and for those who ordered a shirt online or would like to purchase a shirt, we will be having camp shirt pick up, a week before the start of camp on Sunday morning, June 24 from 10:00-12:00 pm. At that time, you will also be able to fill out the Altitude waiver and pick up your child's bunk & name tag. 

ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK: In order for your child to participate in this trip you will need to fill out a waiver before camp. You can download the waiver here

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. You can download a medical  form here. http://chabadrochester.com/media/pdf/1012/GFKw10125620.pdf. Forms can be mailed or faxed to 1-877-569-3887.

SUNSCREEN: In order for a staff member to be of assistance in applying sunscreen to your child, Monroe County requests that a waiver be filled out by the parents. Click here for the online Sunscreen Waiver. 

HYPER-REACH: We are pleased to announce that we have upgraded our ability to keep in touch with our parents for reminders, schedule changes and trip updates. The Jewish Federation has kindly provided us with the use the Hyper Reach notification program which can call, text & email every parent at once.

We need you to submit a form with the information for each parent with the preferences of how each would like to be notified, i.e. the number you would like to be called on and/or the number you would like to receive a text and/or the email address you would like us to use. Click here for the Camp Notification Form.

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.

Looking forward to a successful summer camp
The staff at Camp Gan Yisroel