Camp Gan Israel UK overnight camps recently completed a successful summer season, with an amazing group of head staff and counselors who created a truly Chassidish environment.
The boys camp was directed by Rabbi and Mrs. Refoel and Elky Dubov, Mashpia in Manchester Lubavitch Yeshiva, and was held in Oswestry School Shropshire.
Co-Directors were Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuli and Tzivia Brown, who serve as Campus Shluchim in Liverpool.
A fantastic group of bochurim did a great job providing an exciting and inspiring summer, instilling in the campers a spirit of Hiskashrus. One camper who comes from a non-religious background in Exeter decided to attend Yeshiva next year after attending the camp, reported Rabbi Dubov.
The girls camp was directed by Rabbi and Mrs. Nissan Dovid and Sarah Dubov, Shluchim in Wimbledon.
Co-Directors were Rabbi and Mrs. Zalman and Shterni Lewis, Campus shluchim in Brighton, assisted by Rabbi and Mrs. Peretz and Chavi Chein, Shluchim in Cheadle, Manchester.
The camp was held in the Morfa Bay Adventure Centre in Carmarthen, South Wales and the girls, led by a super team of counselors, were given the time of their lives.
The “Rebbe times”, bonfires, night rides and more exciting activiites were all permeated with a chassidishe spirit and greatly enjoyed by all.
“It is amazing to see how, in regards to Chinuch, through a short time in camp more can be achieved than through a whole year,” said Rabbi Dubov.
One lesson learned by campers is that a Shliach must always be prepared.
“One day a delivery man from supestore Tesco turned up at camp with a delivery,” a counselor relates. “When we discovered he is Jewish and never had a Bar Mitzvah we helped him don Tefillin and celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in Gan Yisroel!”