Campers arrived in CGI Parksville this week and immediately got into the action, with activities, a pizza lunch and a ventriloquist all in camp’s the first full day.
Camp Gan Yisroel Parksville got off to incredible start this week, as campers arrived from Crown Heights and all around the world.
As the campers got on the busses, they found delicious snacks and a drink on their seats for the ride to camp. Arriving in camp, they were greeted by the excited staff, and immediately headed to orientation where they were introduced to their counselors. The campers were then given time to unpack, settle in, and get to know their amazing counselor. Following that, the campers were all treated to a snack of cookies and milk.
Campers then headed back to the shul for mincha, followed by a delicious supper of chicken and rice. Supper was followed by night activity full of singing and fun. Right before maariv, each bunk made their own cheer, and the campers were given some more time to finish unpacking and get ready for lights out.
After waking up after a refreshing night’s sleep, the campers were ready for a fresh exciting day. Starting off with an amazingly chayusdike davening, with each bunk trying to get the most points possible, everyone knew we were in for an amazing day. At breakfast, there was bread, eggs, and a selection of cereals for the campers to choose from. Then came the speech from the learning directors and the first learning class with their amazing learning teachers.
Subsequently, the campers enjoyed activities and sports followed by a delicious pizza lunch and more activities. Following activities came more learning classes, then came lowering of the flag and mincha. The highlight of the day was a breathtaking ventriloquist show. Then came a grand announcement about mishnayos baal peh followed by maariv, krias shema, and lights out.