Parent Handbook

Dress Code:

The wearing of a CGI t-shirt is mandatory on trip days and will be available for purchase prior to the start of CGI. We suggest purchasing 3 shirts (as we will be going on a trip every day.)

Personal Property

Gan Israel does not take responsibility for any personal items brought.

Personal sports equipment such as baseball bats, hockey sticks, sports balls, etc will be stored by the counselor and used under staff supervision.

ABSOLUTELY NO illegal substances or weapons of any kind will be allowed on facilities. We reserve the right to conduct searches when we feel necessary.

Safety and Accreditation

All counselors are trained in CPR and First Aid. The swimming pool is supervised at all times by certified lifeguards. When going on field trips, contact is maintained at all times with the office by means of mobile communication.

In case of a medical emergency, G‑d forbid, family doctors (listed on the registration papers) and parents or guardians will be contacted immediately.

Security Procedures

A Director will be on site all day.

Every counselor will be in constant communication with the head staff and the main office.

Please call the day before if you know your child will not attend any given day. We request a phone call by 8:00 a.m. if absence is unexpected.

In case of a major emergency, children will remain on site and will wait for parents to pick them up.


 All medication to be administered during CGI hours must be clearly marked with camper's name. A separate note containing dosage instruction and parent signature must be sent as well.

Camper Release

Parents wishing to have their child released to anyone other than themselves or their designated substitute must make prior arrangements with the Director.

Extended Care

Extended care hours and financial assistance, based on need, are available.

We offer Hebrew Tutoring during extended care hours.