Camp Gan Israel

  • Work history
  • Training & certification
  • Health History
  • I certify that this information is true to the best of my knowledge.

  • Please provide 3 references for yourself
    It can be the rabbi of your shul, a teacher, a mashpiah, a past head counselor etc.




  • CGI is committed to providing an environment of respect and tolerance. CGI will have zero tolerance for bullying and abuse.
    Camp does NOT tolerate abuse of any kind:
    No Physical Abuse
    No physical or harsh punishment
    No hitting, slapping, pushing, pinching, kicking etc.
    No deprivation of food
    No deprivation of sleep
    No excessive physical demands ( 50 pushups or holding hands above the head etc.)
    No corporal punishment
    No Emotional Abuse
    No name calling
    No threatening
    No teasing
    No put downs
    No embarrassing a camper in front of others
    No Sexual Abuse
    No inappropriate touch
    No possession and/or sharing of inappropriate material (including on a phone)
    No discussion of inappropriate material or topics
    Staff behavior must be appropriate at all times.
    Staff must DO what is right
    It must LOOK right (maris ayin)
    It must FEEL right to the camper(s)

  • Behavior Management Policy

  • 1. Discuss camp rules with all campers.
    2. Discuss the consequences of breaking any rule.
    3. Be consistent in application. Enforce all rules at all times.
    4. Apply the consequences of rule breaking in a uniform and consistent manner.
    5. Help campers understand and develop positive alternative behaviors which are appropriate to replace the unacceptable ones.
    6. Use positive intervention methodologies.
    7. Acceptable consequences of rule breaking include:
    a. Quiet time b. Restriction from activity c. Cleaning appropriate designated facility or area (specific approved procedures and applications only) d. Conference with the director e. Conference with camper’s authorized person Note: Define acceptable consequences, specify under what conditions and circumstances consequence is permitted, and identify who is allowed to administer specific consequences.
    8. Keep the camp director informed of all disciplinary measures. Prepare an unusual incident report.
    9. At no time is discipline to include:
    a. a. Depriving a camper of sleep or food b. Placing a camper alone without supervision c. Subjecting a camper to ridicule or threat d. Subjecting a camper to excessive physical exercise or excessive restraint* e. Corporal punishment
    10.Periodic evaluations of program/staff/camper groupings shall be conducted to insure that the camp environment is not contributing to behavior problems.
    11.* If restraint is required to protect a camper from himself / herself or to protect other campers from the camper, only those staff who have received training in the use of restraint may implement the restraint.
    12. Follow camp procedures explicitly. Do not freelance. At no time is a staff member to deviate from this policy.


  • I will be responsible for my campers.
    I understand that I am the adult in the camp setting and act appropriately.
    I will not engage in any physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
    I will do what is necessary to prevent abuse in any form.
    I will report any abuse or suspected abuse to the head counselors and /or Mrs. Lifshitz within 12 hours. (if reported to the HCs and feel it was not dealt with, make sure to inform Mrs. Lifshitz)
    I declare that I have not engaged in, been accused of, or convicted of child abuse.
    I will report to the head counselors any situation between campers, like teasing or bullying that I cannot fully resolve within 24 hours.
    I will watch for signs of stress in myself and others and ask for support when needed, so that situations do not get out of hand.
    I am aware that lack of sufficient sleep can cause stress.
    I will avoid being alone with a camper.
    I will have private conversations with campers in a place that is in full view of others.
    I will not appear completely undressed in front of campers, even for activities such as showers or mikva.
    I will not leave a camper unsupervised. ( not due to illness, time-out, etc.)
    I am committed to make the environment of camp a chassidishe one, with all that that entails ( be a dugma chaya, treat campers with love and respect, have a chayus, do not undermine authority, etc.)
    It is my responsibility to know and follow the rules and schedules of camp.
  • Camp Gan Israel – Detroit, Michigan does not have medical insurance and is not liable for any injury incurred by the staff member, whether it was the fault of the staff member, a camper, staff member or any other circumstances in camp. staff member must have full medical insurance and parents must be willing to pay insurance deductibles and co-pays. We will use payment method on file for all cost incurred.

    Camp highly recommends that if you don’t have insurance or if your insurance doesn’t cover out of state, you get travel insurance. You can call Mr. Noach Heimen 718-387-2114 or Allianz offers medical coverage for as low as $26. Make sure to put $0 for trip cost when filling out quote. Https://

    Parent/Guardian Authorization for Health care
    This health history is correct and accurately reflects the health status of the staff member to whom it pertains. The person described has permission to participate in all camp activities except as noted by me and/or an examining physician. I give permission to the physician selected by the camp to order x-rays, routine tests, and treatment related to the health of the applicant for both routine health care and in emergency situations. If I cannot be reached in an emergency, I give my permission to the physician to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and order injection, anesthesia, or surgery for this applicant. I understand the information on this form will be shared on a “need to know” basis with the camp staff. I give permission to photocopy this form. In addition, the camp has permission to obtain a copy of the applicant’s health record from providers who treat the applicant and these providers may talk with the program’s staff about the applicant’s health status.

    Please bring your insurance card or a copy of your insurance card.
  • All staff under 18 require parents signature