CAMP INFORMATION

 

CAMP GAN YISROEL OF HANCOCK PARK - 5780

Chassidishe Environment - For our girls
Individual Attention ~ Chassidishe Environment ~ Exciting Trips 
Baking ~ Sports ~ Swimming ~ Arts-n-Crafts 
and much more!!!!

  • Ages: Girls entering Grade 1 - 6th Grade
  • Camp Address: Bais Chaya Mushka School Building - 9051 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • Mailing Address: 6724 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Camp Director: Mrs. Simi Ghods
  • Phone: 323-681-9091
  • Email: cgi@chabadofla.com
  • We ask that all notifications pertaining to your child (i.e. lunch, trips, schedule changes, etc.) be submitted in writing via email or text.

LINKS:

  • To register your child, click HERE
  • To sign up for bus transportation, click HERE.
  • To subscribe to email alerts, click HERE.
  • To sign up for WhatsApp group with reminders and updates click HERE.
  • To sign up for La Brea Bus WhatsApp group for bus updates click HERE
  • To download a copy of the Camp Schedule for Session 1, click HERE.
  • To download the Covid-19 Waiver, click HERE.
  • To fill out the required daily health check, click HERE

DATES:

  • Session 1: Monday, 7 Tammuz/June 29 -through- Friday, 3 Av/July 24.
  • Session 2: Monday, 6 Av/July 27 -through- Friday, 24 Av/August 14.

TIMES:

  • Monday - Thursday: Camp begins at 9:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm.
  • Friday: Camp begins at 9:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

  • For the safety of our campers and staff, PARENTS MUST REMAIN IN THE CAR DURING PICKUP AND DROPOFF. If you need to speak in person to a staff member, we will come out to you. NO ONE OTHER THEN CAMPERS & STAFF WILL BE ALLOWED INTO CAMP. 
  • Temperature checks and hand sanitizing will be necessary upon entry for all campers and staff. Any child with a temperature of 99.5 or above will be sent home along with their siblings.
  • Campers must wear cloth masks upon entering the building and will be required to wear masks in buses as well as during some specific activities.
  • In addition to the temperature check that will be administered upon entry at camp, parents will be required to do a daily health check at home and fill out a brief daily online form before bringing their girl/s to camp.
  • We are installing hand sanitizer dispensers in every room and around the premises and we will be diligent about hygiene and washing hands several times throughout the day.
  • An increased cleaning staff will be sanitizing surfaces throughout the day and after hours.
  • Classroom doors will always be open minimizing the need for touching door handles.
  • Smaller bunk sizes.
  • Drinking fountains will be closed, all campers must bring their own water bottles.
  • All counselors will be taking a Covid - 19 test prior to the start of camp.

 

SICK POLICY

  • Please check your child’s temperature at home prior to coming to camp.
  • Keep your child home if they are showing any signs or symptoms of illness.
  • Temperature screenings will be conducted via an infrared touchless thermometer. Any child with a temperature of 99.5 or above will be sent home along with their siblings.
  • Children must be symptom free (without the aid of a fever reducing medication) for 72 hours before returning to camp.
  • If your child has an excessive and unusual runny nose, cough or sneeze, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, loss of taste or smell, or any other symptoms typical of COVID-19, we will ask that you pick up your child and keep him/her home for 72 hours. In some cases, a note from your child’s doctor will be required for your child to return to camp.
  • If you, your spouse or other members of your family have a temperature or are sick, we respectfully request that you keep your child/ren home.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:

  • Drop-offs & Pick-ups will take place in front of the school on Pico Blvd. There will be staff members on hand to help your child from and to the car.
  • Drop-off at the campsite begins at 9:20 am. Please do not drop off your child earlier as there will not be any camp staff on hand to supervise.
  • On Mon-Thurs., the camp program ends at 2:30 pm; your child must be picked up before 2:45 pm.
  • On Friday, the camp program ends at 1:30 pm; your child must be picked up before 1:45 pm.
  • If your child’s end of the day arrangement is different than usual, you must give a written note to the director or head counselor (do not leave an oral message.)

LA BREA BUS TRANSPORTATION:

  • There will iy"H be bus transportation to and from the La-Brea area. The bus will be available on Tues & Thur only, please make other arrangements for Mon, Wed & Friday.
  • Pick-up & Drop-off will be at the corner of Mansfield and 2nd. No camper will be allowed to cross any street without an adult!
  • The bus will depart at 9:00am. Please be prompt. THE BUS WILL NOT WAIT FOR ANYONE.
  • The bus will be leave from camp at 2:30, and should be back around 2:55pm, please make sure to be available to take you daughter home.
  • The fee for the bus will be $12 per week per passenger. MUST BE PAID, BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF EACH WEEK.
  • Registration for bus is on a weekly basis. No daily drop offs. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • No one is allowed on the bus without prior registration.
  • Mask will be required on the bus. 
  • Click HERE to so sign up! There on only 24 seats on the bus! FIRST COME…FIRST SERVE!!!

YOUR CHILD MUST COME WITH:

  • Parve or dairy (Cholov Yisroel) lunch, four filling snacks and a water bottle.
  • Bathing suit, water shoes, towel, and sunblock on swimming/water activity days.
  • Clothing and especially outwear should be clearly marked (with a permanent marker) with your child’s name.
  • Please apply sunblock on your child before arriving at camp each morning.
  • Tzedaka.
  • Siddur: Girls going into 2nd grade and up should bring a siddur that can stay in camp till the end of the summer. Please remember to make sure the siddur is clearly labeled with her name.
  • Energy for all the fun!

CELL PHONE POLICY:

  • Campers are not allowed to bring cell phones to camp. In the event a parent needs to be reached, the camp can communicate with him/her through camp phones.
  • When camp is out on a trip, the head counselors are equipped with cell phones in case of an emergency.

DRESS CODE:

  • No cap or short sleeves allowed in camp.
  • Please do not cut your daughter's t-shirt over her elbow.
  • Campers must wear socks. 
  • Campers must wear shoes which are appropriate for sports activities.
  • Flip-flops are not allowed.
  • Wheelies are not allowed.

 

CONTACTING YOUR CHILD’S COUNSELOR:

  • During camp hours, counselors are 100% devoted to taking care of their campers and are not available for discussions.
  • If you would like to contact your child’s counselor, please send an email to cgi@chabadofla.com or leave a voice message at the camp number. Your message will be returned within 24 hours.
  • Mornings are always busy for everyone. The counselors will be focusing on making sure that each child is settled in and comfortable; they will not be available any calls, text or private conversations.

MEDICAL & LIABILITY INFORMATION:

  • Prior to the start of camp, the camper’s medical form must be signed and returned to camp. No camper will be allowed into camp without a completed medical form.
  • By signing the emergency and medical forms, the child’s parents or guardians expressly agree to release Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park, its directors, and employees from any and all liability that may arise from an illness, accident, or misfortune that occurs to the camper:
    i. while traveling to or from camp;
    ii. while swimming;
    iii. while on camp property; and
    iv. while on a camp trip that occurs off the camp property.
  • By signing the emergency and medical forms, the child’s parents or guardians expressly agree that in the event of a medical emergency, they hereby give permission to the administration of Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park and any other professional health care provider (including hospital personnel, paramedics, nurses, and others) to administer health care services to the camper. This includes but is not limited to hospitalization, medication, X-rays, anesthesia, or surgery.
  • Every effort will be made to contact the parents as soon as possible, but if the parents cannot be contacted, the Administration shall have discretion to determine that a medical emergency exists.
  • Further, they expressly agree to release Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park and BCM from any liability that arises from accidents or injuries which may occur during such activities.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND MEDICATION:

  • If your child has any special challenges or conditions (i.e. medical, social, behavioral), the knowledge of which would help us in caring for them and maximizing their camp experience, please bring them to our attention. It will allow us to address these needs properly and eliminate unnecessary difficulties.
  • All medication to be administered during camp hours must be clearly marked with camper’s name and be provided in its original container. A separate note containing dosage instruction and parent’s signature must be sent as well. If you would like to discuss your child’s health situation, please call the camp office.

COMMUNICATION:

  • Please share your feedback, suggestions, and critique regarding any aspect of the camp’s program with us. Your input allows us to constantly improve and upgrade our program, and we value it greatly.
  • The directors meet weekly with each counselor to discuss the status of every child. We will attempt to contact you during the camp season to discuss any areas of concern that we may have.
  • To see your child in action and to be updated about schedules and special events, check out our website at www.CGIHP.com.
  • Please friend our Facebook account www.Facebook.com/CGIHP which is constantly updated with pictures and special announcements. Please follow us on Instagram @CGI_HancockPark

PHOTOS, VIDEOS, ETC.

  • By signing the camp registration, the child’s parents or guardians agree and understand that Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park is hereby given permission to photograph and/or video the camper for use in promotional and publicity purposes.