The flagship Gan Yisroel, located in Parksville, NY, is exploring options to open their camp as a day camp, after overnight camps were banned by the state of New York.
The flagship Gan Yisroel, located in Parksville, NY, is exploring options to open their camp as a day camp for the summer.
The camp is unable to open after Governor Andrew Cuomo prohibited overnight camps from opening in the state of New York. Day camps, however, were given permission by the city to open.
In a letter sent to parents, CGI director Rabbi Yossie Futerfas said that they had received many inquiries to whether they could open as a day camp.
“This is a brand new idea for us and we need to know how many parents would be interested in this option,” he said.
If opened, the day would start at 10:00am and end at 9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and half day on Friday giving the boys a true full day of camp.
It would be for boys in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
The boys would be served 3 meals a day plus snack. Camp would start on July 6 and run through August 26.
The boys would have a full program of learning classes, variety of sports and leagues, swimming, boating, biking, arts and crafts, cook outs even experience a Gan Yisroel color war and lots of in house entertainment.
Rabbi Futerfas said that they are looking into offering bus transportation from 3 or 4 central locations in the Catskill area.
He suggested that if here are any boys that may have non immediate family that live upstate for the summer perhaps they can stay with them.
“We are working feverishly on all the details of how to make a smooth transition from overnight camp to day camp. It really depends on how many families are interested in order to make it work. Again we stress how we will need a few days to see how many people get back to us and confirm that they are indeed interested and than we can open registration for Gan Yisroel day camp,” he said.
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