The joyous sounds of fun and laughter reverberated through Rutgers Chabad House this summer, which had been transformed into a wonderland – the home of Camp Gan Israel of New Jersey! More than 170 campers have concluded their 2022 summer season and their daily smiling faces and excited cheers attested to the fact that something spectacular was taking place here!

The campers at CGI enjoyed a full day of professionally planned activities. Their counselors and specialty counselors filled every moment with meaning, lots of fun, as well as new skills that they will enjoy for a lifetime. At dance and gymnastics, the children are quite literally stretched beyond their horizons!

Sports was not simply high-paced and thrilling, it was an opportunity to practice teamwork and cooperation. The art projects produced were enjoyable to create and thrilling to bring home! Taking a step outside and the splashing sounds lead you straight to the two impeccably clean pools. The children were guided in instructional swimming with our skilled lifeguards, and playful free swimming was always a highlight!

Campers and staff enjoyed learning daily with Rabbi Shaya, who inspired our campers with a love for Yiddishkeit. The campers were treated to breakfast, hot lunch, and healthy snacks every day! Not only was this delightful for them, but for their happy parents who were delighted to be relieved from daily lunch-packing duties! A short tour of the hallways and bunks at CGI left happiness in your heart that lingered for a long time… the bonding, singing, discovering, and exploring were truly an experience of a lifetime.

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