General Info

  • Camp T-shirts must be worn on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Campers must bring a labelled water bottle daily.

  • Sunscreen - Please apply sunscreen on your child each morning. If you would like your child to re-apply sunscreen during the day, please send sunscreen labeled with their name. Spray on sunscreen is highly recommended. The sunscreen is stored at camp.

  • Wearing a cap / hat is highly recommended. Please make sure it is labelled clearly.

 

What age campers does the camp serve?

Graduating Pre-K to entering Sixth grade (ages 5-12).


What does a typical day at CGI look like?

Campers start off the morning with spirited songs and some warm up calisthenics. They then enjoy a wide array of sports, including soccer, safe-archery, volleyball, and baseball.  The children explore activities such as art, drama, cooking, water activities, and exciting field trips. 

 

The schedule is jam-packed with exciting and educational games, activities, and experiences. These are designed to develop leadership skills and self-confidence, promote friendship and empathy, and to instill a strong sense of Jewish pride.

 

How is the staff selected and by which qualifications?

The counselors at CGI are talented, passionate, inventive and experienced. We hire graduating seniors, who will be entering college in the fall. Our counselor-to-camper ratio is  5 years​ -​ 1:6, 6–12 years​ - ​1:8. Extra support staff is assigned to every bunk as well.

Every summer we choose from a large pool of applicants, hiring the best counselors. Parents and children rave about the counselors because of their dedication to each child’s individual needs and camp spirit. The counselors are committed to ensuring that each child has a meaningful and fun summer experience. All counselors have previous summer camp experience and complete counselor education workshops and training. 

 

The camp is directed by Chaya Fuss, who has 12 years experience, working in youth programming and has directed camps in the UK, Michigan, New York and Long Island. Rabbi Moshe joins Chaya as co-director and brings his expertise and 10 years of Camp Experience with him.

 

What safety measures are taken at CGI?

Our number one priority is to ensure the security of the children. Our staff is trained in First Aid and CPR. 

Trips are to locations with a track record of child safety. Attendance is taken regularly throughout the day as well as when the campers are off campus. All campers wear camp t-shirts and wristbands with the camps information.

 

 

Are there choices of activities that my child can choose from?

Funshops are workshops/activities that each child can choose from. Twice a week. week, the children choose from a variety of activities, such as: sports, art, cooking, dance, photography, sewing and much more.

 

What makes CGI Special?

The children’s enthusiasm for camp. The activities are planned so that the children are deeply  engaged, challenged and excited. They can't wait to come to camp each day. Additionally, Jewish culture is brought to life at CGI. Campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their heritage and a love for Israel. But the real secret of CGI’s success is our handpicked staff. Our counselors are chosen from an international network of students for their love for children, professionalism, and joyful personalities.