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CAMP HANDBOOK
CLICK HERE for our camp handbook detailing important drop-off & pickup information, policies & procedures, what to bring to camp, etc.!

 

Camp FAQs
Must campers wear a camp T-shirt every day?
How does my camper find a lost item?
How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day?
When can I visit my camper?
What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity?
Can my camper bring a precious item to camp?
What does my camper need to bring each day?
How can I speak with my child's counselor?
How can I speak with the Camp Directors?
Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor?

Must campers wear a camp T-shirt every day?
No, we require that all campers wear a Camp Gan Israel T-shirt on trip days. While on field trips camp shirts distinguish our campers and staff from other visitors. Each camper will receive one camp shirt at the start of camp.

How does my camper find a lost item?
Please mark all belongings with your camper's name and bunk. This is very important since shirts, backpacks, etc. are identical and individual items are difficult to identify without a label. Lost & Found items are available each day in the office. Please contact us in writing or by phone regarding specific items.

How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day?
If you have to pick up your camper during the day, please notify our office. Once we are aware of your arrival time, we can arrange to have your camper ready for you. Please note that no camper will be released to ANYONE without written permission.

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 urge campers to try all activities and take advantage of the complete program offered at Machane Gan Yisroel.

Can my camper bring a precious item to camp?
We do not permit your camper to bring jewelry, radios, expensive toys, etc. to camp. Machane Gan Yisroel supplies everything campers may need.

What does my camper need to bring each day?
Campers should bring a Hamotzie lunch to camp every day. Snacks will be provided by camp. On swim days, campers need a bathing suit and towel. Please apply sunscreen at home.

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 the Camp Directors?
The directors are available to answer your questions and discuss your concerns, during the day and most evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor?
Tips or gifts are appreciated. If you wish to do so, a general guideline is $30-$40 for a counselor. Tips are not obligatory.

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Machane Gan Yisroel / 6350 N. Whipple St. Chicago, IL 60659 / (773) 349-2267
A branch of the world's largest Jewish Camping network, Camp Gan Israel International

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