Parent Handbook

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the ninth season of Camp Gan Israel. Whether this is your first summer with us or you have a returning camper, we are delighted that you are joining us and are certain that your child will have a wonderful camp experience.

The counselors and staff at Camp Gan Israel are eager togreet your child with new and exciting programs.

At Camp Gan Israel your child will have the opportunity to bond with other kids of the same age in a ‘bunk’ setting. During bunk time campers’ days are filled with activities, games, song, laughter and lots of camp spirit. A busy and well rounded schedule of fun specialties and exciting trips await your child(ren).

Enclosed in this booklet are Camp Guidelines as well as the Camp Calendar Schedule.

We are looking forward to experiencing a special summer at Camp Gan Israel!


With Warm Regards,

Leah Rosenfeld


Our Location:

Our camp is located at Chabad of Lake Worth

6450 Melaleuca Ln. Lake Worth FL.


Dates and Times:

Camp runs Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm from June 15-July 10

Extended Care:

Extended care is available for your convenience for an additional

fee. The fee schedule is as follows:

8:00 am- 9:00 am is $4 per day.

3:00 pm—5:30 pm is $5 per day.

Please let us know if you need additional before care and after care and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Parents interested in extended care must sign up at least 24 hours in advance and prepay.


You may drop off your child 15 minutes prior to camp start

time. Any child dropped off before that will have to join the before care.


Pick up:

Dismissal is at 3:30. PLEASE BE PROMPT. If a camper is not

picked up by 3:45, they will join the aftercare program and

parents will be charged accordingly. Campers will only be

released to the designated pick-up person on the registration


If your child’s end of the day arrangement is different from the

usual, you must give a written note to the director. (Do not

leave phone messages) This includes changes in car-pool

arrangements,play dates, etc.

Please avoid calling camp during the day with changes,

unless it is a true emergency. If both parents are out of town,

the camp must be informed. Any person picking up your child

must be on the authorized pick up list, otherwise a note must

be sent with your child to camp.


What Your Child Needs In Camp:


Clothes should be comfortable, washable and appropriate for

camp activities. Clothing, especially outerwear and swimwear,

should be marked with your child’s name.

Dress Code:

Campers should be dressed appropriately for camp and being

outdoors in warm weather (shorts, t-shirts, hats). The wearing

of a CGI T-shirt is mandatory on trip days. This is not only to

show pride for Camp Gan Israel, but for everyone’s safety. Trip

days are Tuesdays and Thursday.

T-shirts will be distributed on the first day of camp.


Sun Protection:

Please have your child wear proper protection from the sun,

such as a hat, sunglasses , sunscreen, etc. Please apply sunscreen before camp, and send along extra sunscreen for

throughout the day.



Please have your child bring a re-fillable water bottle with their

name on it to carry throughout the day. It is important to keep

the campers hydrated.



Lunch will be provided, please let us now if your child has any




Children will be provided with snack.


Sickness/First Aid:

If a camper becomes ill or is injured during camp, we will apply

appropriate first aid measures and call the parent (if necessary).

A written log will be kept of any sickness or injuries that occur

during camp.

Communication & Parent’s Participation:

We believe very strongly that open communication between

camp and home is in the best interest of children, staff, and parents.

Our staff is always accessible, if you should need to speak

with your child’s camp counselor, we ask that you either leave a

message or a note and that a counselor will get back to you

within 24 hours.


If you have any concerns or questions or in case of emergency,

you may always contact the Camp Director,

Leah Roseneld 203–676-4229

Jewish Camp Theme:

Camp Gan Israel promotes Jewish culture through various

hands-on activities. Our goal at Camp Gan Israel is to instill

Jewish pride with fun, excitement and spirit.




Gan Israel campers will enjoy a wide array of cooking and

baking activities. Campers will be given the opportunity to use

their creativity to concoct and artfully present delicious foods

and desserts. Recipes used will be related to the theme of the





Campers will enjoy a class full of fun, friends and physical fitness

with instructors from the Purple Dragon Academy of Don

Jitsu Ryu . This exciting course will focus on both the physical

and mental aspects of this Martial Art. To help you reach your

goal of an improved body, stress free focused mind and a

more dynamic spirit. Don Jitsu Ryu is one of the most practical

and complete Martial Arts fighting systems.



High Touch High Tech delivers quality science education and

enrichment programs that ignite a child’s natural curiosity

about science and helps to build problem-solving skills, selfesteem

and the confidence to try something new.



Gymnastics is one of the few sports that use every single

muscle group in the body, while demanding both flexibility and

balance. This is one of the reasons it is known as the basis

for all sports. With a careful eye on FUN, campers will come

away with a better ability to perform complex skills, using a

wide array of gym equipment. Professional instructors from

Gymnastics Revolution.




Children will enjoy using their artistic abilities to create

masterpiecesfor them to take home.



Campers must bring swimsuits, towels and water shoes with

them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Campers may also bring goggles or additional swim gear of

their choice. Please be sure to mark it with your child’s name.


Our staff:

Gan Israel prides itself on its exceptional staff members,

chosenfor their personal warmth, sensitivity and care for each

child. All of our counselors have camping experience.

The camp maintains a low staff camper ratio.

Our counselors are wonderful role models and create

meaningful and loving friendships that last a lifetime.


Calendar for 2020 schedule will be posted shortly.






June 16th

Museum of Discovery and Science

June 17th

Off The Wall


June 18th



June 19th

Calypso Bay Water Park

June 20th


Challah Baking

HI Touch- Hi Tech

June 23rd





June 24th

Planet Air Sports

June 25th




June 26th


Airboat ride and alligator show

June 27th


Challah Baking

Hi Touch -Hi Tech

June 20th





July 1st

Lion Country Safari

July 2nd




July 3rd


July 4th


Challah Baking

Balloon Show/Icee Truck

July 7th





July 8th

The Gymnastics Revolution

July 9th




July 10th

The Wow Factory

July 11th


Challah Baking

Surprise Trip