185 children joined together in Essex, UK to enjoy a fun filled and action packed 3 weeks full of trips and activities at Chabad Camp Gan Izzy Summer Day Camp, directed by Rabbi Odom Brandman, of the Chabad Jewish Community Centre.
Children ages 2-15 split in to 3 divisions. Kidde camp, Juniors and Teens enjoyed a fun filled 2 weeks at Chabad Camp Gan Izzy Summer Camp this summer.
This year the camp almost doubled its numbers compared to previous years, although just half the amount of people signed up when the trips were booked and supplies brought. This brought on a whole new challenge to keep up with the demand of being able to supply for so many children.
The children had such a fantastic time each day, bringing home something new and exciting in a happy, safe and friendly environment, that the children were going home and telling their friends about it, who then signed up too.
“This is the first time I sent my children to Chabad and the love that they got is so different from the other camps I have sent to previously,” one parent said. “The staff is so loving, the kids would come home on such a high and so eager to attend another day – we will be back next year!”
This year’s camp theme was called “In Construction” with exciting line up together with cheers and catchy camp songs, which got all the kids into the camp spirit every morning, and kept them on the go all day.
“Our amazingly dedicated volunteer staff made sure that every child had a great time, and participated in all the activities,” Rabbi Brandman said. “Camp is all about being there because you want to be there, and you want to have a good time and learn things in a fun way.”
Trips out included Bowling, Gilwell Park and soft play while indoor activities included cooking, baking, painting, sports with a professional coach and exciting games. A highlight of the two weeks was the grand trip to Adventure Island in Southend.
The camp is directed by Rabbi Odom Brandman of the Chabad Jewish Community Centre who is involved throughout the year with various local youth projects and programs.
An enjoyable musical slideshow of Summer Camp is now available on You Tube. For more information about the upcoming Summer Camp or Youth Programs through the year, please check up www.chabadonthehill.co.uk or call 020 8926 2376.