How does my child find lost items?
Please mark all belongings with your child’s name. Lost & Found items are available each day in the camp office. Please contact us by phone or email regarding specific items.

How do I arrange to pick up my child during the camp day?
If you are picking up your child early, please notify our camp office. When you arrive at camp, please come to our office to sign out your child. A staff member will retrieve your child and bring him/her to the office.

What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity?
No camper will be forced to participate in any activity. However, we do encourage campers to try all activities and take advantage of the complete program offered at CGI. If any child does not want to participate, the parents and counselors will discuss a plan of action. Swimming: If a child does not want to swim on a particular day, s/he must still accompany the group to the pool and sit with his/her counselor by the side of the pool.

How religious is Camp Gan Israel?
CGI is a totally non-judgmental environment made up of campers from all Jewish backgrounds. An individual’s level of observance is not stressed. All children enjoy a shared Jewish spirit through songs and projects.

Can my child bring precious items to camp?
Campers should not bring expensive jewelry, toys, electronic games/gadgets, etc. to camp. CGI provides everything campers may need.

How often does my child drink water at camp each day?
Please send your child with a water bottle each day. Water fountains are located around the camp. Campers will be instructed to drink every hour. Bottles can be refilled as needed throughout the day.

How can I speak with my child's counselor?
A call to the camp office will answer most questions. Since counselors are constantly supervising groups and activities, messages will be taken at the camp office. Please leave your name and evening phone number, and the counselor will return your call as soon as possible.

How can I speak with a camp director?
The directors are available to answer your questions and discuss your concerns during the day at the camp office. Please understand that the directors may be out and about during the time of your call making sure that everything is perfect for your children. If a director is unavailable, please leave a message with both you daytime and evening phone numbers. You can also send an email requesting a phone call, and a director will be sure to do so.

Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor?
Tips or gifts are appreciated, but are not mandatory in any way.