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Boys 3 week program

Registration for Summer 2023 Now Open!

Gan Yisroel Detroit is excited to announce that registration for summer 5783 is NOW open!

Session 1 / Teen Camp
Tuesday, June 27 / Tammuz 8 – Monday, July 24 / Av 6
Session 2
Tuesday, July 25 / Av 7 – Monday, August 21 / Elul 4

Girls’ registration will remain open until Jan. 13, so we recommend completing registration as soon as possible.

Session 1
Tuesday, June 27 / Tammuz 8 – Monday, July 24 / Av 6
Session 2
Monday, July 24 / Av 6 – Monday, August 21 / Elul 4

Click here to register

Camp Gan Yisroel has been working tirelessly to ensure this summer 5783, Shnas Hakhel, is the best one yet!

Boys 3 Week Program Announcments

CGI Detroit Finalizes Purchase of New Grounds

CGI Detroit Finalizes Purchase of New Grounds

Just in time for 5782 camp registration, CGI Detroit announced that the purchase of their new campgrounds in Tustin, Michigan has been finalized.

Just in time for 5782 camp registration, CGI Detroit announced that the purchase of their new campgrounds in Tustin, Michigan has been finalized.

“We are delighted with these developments and enthusiastic about cementing this step in the growth of Camp Gan Yisroel Detroit,” said Rabbi Moshe Shemtov, Camp director.

Just a few weeks ago with the down payment paid and the paperwork complete, the property officially became the permanent home of CGI Detroit boys’ camp. The move came just as organizers are putting the final touches to staffing and schedule arrangements ahead of registration opening later this week.

After an incredibly successful summer last year, camp organizers have decided the best way to maximize CGI Detroit’s value is to once again lead two months of girls’ camp at the Kalkaska site and two months of boys’ camp in Tustin. To allow the maximum number of girls to participate, there will be one session for elementary girls followed by a session of the popular teen camp. Boys will enjoy two sessions for both elementary boys and the Bar Mitzvah Division.

Both camps will be run in CGI Detroit’s trademark style of learning and fun in chassidishe atmosphere, following the Rebbe’s directive that summer camps are an opportunity for immersive and life-changing growth in the life of a child.

“We are eternally grateful to the donors who have partnered with us to make the down payment,” said Rabbi Levi Raichik, director of the boys camp “In their z’chus over 1,000 campers and staff will spend a summer in the chassidishe and nurturing environment for which CGI Detroit is known.”

Registration will open this Thursday, 4 Shevat / Jan 6 @ 12pm. Below is the camp schedule:
Girls camp
Elementary girls: Wednesday, July 6 / Tammuz 7 – Tuesday, August 2 / Av 5
Teen Camp: Wednesday, Aug 3 / Av 6 – Tuesday, August 23 / Av 26

Boys Camp
Session 1: Tuesday, July 5th / 6 Tammuz – Monday, August 1 / 4 Av
Session 2: Monday, August 1 / 4 Av – Wednesday, August 24 / 27 Av

Girls 4 week program Announcments

Announcing: 10th Grade Girls Traveling Camp

We are proud to launch for the first time a Traveling Camp for girls completing 10th Grade.

The program was created due to great demand and many requests for a Chasidishe and fun program for High School girls of this age.

This program will be based out of our campsite in Kalkaska, Michigan. The girls will be traveling throughout scenic Northern Michigan, enjoying the beautiful sights in the area, and staying in different resorts.

The camp will also be enjoying outdoor sports and trips in the area and will be returning to our campgrounds every few days.

Accompanying the camp will be a team of dedicated staff members as well as different Shluchim alternating during the trip. The Shluchim will be providing inspiration, learning experiences, and Farbrengens.

Trips include kayaking through Picture Rocks, water activities in Mackinaw Island, horseback riding in Marquette, a Shabbaton in Charlevoix, and much more.

26 girls are already signed up, with a capacity of 45.
Camp Dates: August 3 – 23.
Sign up: Here.

Girls 4 week program Announcments

Teen Camp is 2nd Month!

Boruch Hashem since opening in 2018 Teen Camp gets bigger and better every year.

Since registration opened for this summer we saw that there is no way we will be able to accept even half of the girls that enrolled, not even if we limit it to returning campers.

We dread having to turn away so many girls. So we came up with the only solution that will enable us to accommodate the demand.

Teen Camp is moving to the second month of camp!

The new dates are July 28 – August 23. These dates might change by a day or two as we coordinate with other camps and schools.

This way Teen Camp will have the entire camp grounds, and we can accept many more campers.

This change does not affect the younger division. Only Teen Camp.

Looking forward to another amazing summer!

Girls 4 week program Announcments

Dates and Rates 2021

The Dates and Rates section for this summer – 2021, have been updated. Click here to view them.