In anticipation of their upcoming summer, CGI Florida Overnight Boys Camp has released a music video featuring one of their recent camp songs. The song is sung by Mendel Piekarski and Levi Levin. Music, Mixing & Editing was done by Sholom Liberman while vocals were recorded by Fitchke Benshimon of Benshimon Studios. Video edited by Mendy Soffer from Unique Studios.
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In the 5 years since relocating to Pine Lake Retreat in Central Florida, Camp Gan Israel Florida has raised the bar, and redefined what an experience in a Gan Israel overnight camp can be! 120 acres of sprawling fields, serene meadows, and magnificent grounds have proven to be a camper’s “dream come true”.
What makes CGI Florida so different from all the other overnight camp?
The answer: It’s all in the details.
As previously reported, CGI Florida has secured the services of a talented line up of Head Staff for the upcoming summer, 5772:
Head Counselors: Shimon Simpson & Aryeh Leib Hurwitz of Crown Heights
Learning Director: Nisson Friedman of Minnesota
OLDER DIVISION (BBM):
Yossi Rodal of Los Angeles & Koppel Chaiton of South Africa
All facilities are equipped with central air conditioning, and campers are housed in luxurious bungalows that include a kitchen and a fully-furnished living room.
Our spacious Shul and famous ‘shteeble’ recreation room are fully equipped and carpeted. The cafeteria features the “little extras’- including a fully stocked & serviced salad bar, juice bar and cereal bar.
All meals are catered by a seasoned, professional South-Florida chef. The menu has appeal for parents and children alike.
Original and Innovating Learning Curriculum is geared towards the educational and spiritual needs and skills of the campers. Curricula topics from past years include: Yiddish Language, the 12 Pesukim, the Rebbe’s Mivtzoim in Halacha, Geulah Facts, and Davening with Pirush HaMilos.
Many of the lessons are supported with innovative, “hands-on” projects and weekly game shows to enhance the knowledge and anticipation of “fun” learning.
GROUNDS & ACTIVITIES
Tranquil lakes and tame wildlife is nature’s backdrop. Additional amenities are: an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball court, miniature golf-course, paved paths, biking trails, and professional-grade fields for all sports and activities, including beach volleyball; plus a 5,000 square foot air-conditioned indoor gym and state-of-the- art game room
The grounds are cared for by an independent, professional licensed company, ensuring that everything is safe and properly maintained.
TRIPS & OUTINGS
Located a mere 30-minutes drive to Florida’s major attractions, campers enjoy many outings and field trips throughout the summer.
The prevailing culture of CGI Florida is legendary, imbued with the spirit of Ahavas Yisroel. Camp nurtures a warm Chassidic and friendly atmosphere – one where every camper knows that he counts & is care for by staff and fellow campers alike.
For the past five years, CGI Florida has focused and invested in many of innovative and exciting extra-curricular programs. They include:
A Mishnayos Be’al (MBP) program that is the most anticipated part of camp. Campers grow and excel in their memorization of Torah, Mishnayos & Tanya, in an exciting and user-friendly manner. A handbook with material in both Hebrew & English with general Jewish knowledge is available. Campers use the points they have earned over the summer to order seforim from a MBP Seforim Catalogue. The program culminates in a grand MBP Ceremony, which honors each and every camper for their summer’s achievements. A full length article of our most recent celebration can be found online: http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=15913&hl=cgi+florida
A customized, Tzivos Hashem program encompassing every camper’s daily experience, encouraging him to develop in all areas of his life. Campers are challenged with daily and weekly missions and are promoted in rank as they tackle new responsibilities and commitments. Children leave camp motivated to continue in their growth beyond the summer months.
A world-acclaimed “Rebbe-Card System,” with carefully chosen themes provides new information and chassidishe knowledge. Many of our sets are used by camps and school, including: Toronto, Canada, Morristown, New Jersey, Los Angeles, California, London, England, Brazil & Melbourne, Australia.
A set of carefully chosen programs are geared to actualize talent and develop responsible leadership. These include: Ach Katan programs and games, themed Carnivals run by the campers, Bunk War Camper Competition, Interactive Game Shows, Creative Exhibitions, Visiting Day Choir, all augmented by the “staple diet” of CGI activities and projects.
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Camp Gan Israel Florida is open to Boys ages 8-12.
The ‘Bar Mitzvah Division’ is open for Boys ages 13-14.
The 6 Week summer program operates from July 3rd to August 12th, with options to register for one or two sessions.
For more info, registration information or to simply browse through pictures and/or videos of previous summer sessions, please visit our website: www.cgiflorida.com