This past Thursday night, CGI Parksville held a grand reunion. As many campers and staff arrived in town for the Kinus Hashluchim, there were an overwhelming number of attendees. Nearly 400 came together to reminisce the great experience they had together this past summer.
The program began with live music, while campers and staff emotionally greeted each other. During this time, a full delicious dairy dinner was served. The boys sat together, reuniting with their bunkmates and counselors.
To begin the evening, the crowd was addressed by camp’s executive director, Rabbi Avraham Shemtov, who shared words of inspiration and encouragement.
Following dinner, the lights were dimmed, and the crowd was treated to a professionally edited video with unique footage briefly recapping all that was done this past summer.
Afterwards, an exciting and original entertainer, hired especially for the reunion, treated the crowd to a captivating show that included both magic and mentalist tricks.
The crowd then joined together in singing favorite songs from camp, led by the head staff, including the original songs from this past summer. Those in the room were truly able to feel the warmth, unity and friendship of camp.
Raffles were then drawn, with many prizes for those in attendance to win.
As the evening came to a close, those gathered in the room lined up to receive the newly printed journal from the summer, as well as a custom made scarf as a souvenir.
“We were truly able to see how Gan Yisroel has an everlasting impact on all campers. We are sure that this unity brings the Rebbe much Nachas and we look forward to the upcoming summer swiftly approaching,” the organizers said.
Stay tuned to register for the upcoming summer of 5778 – 2018, both for the main camp and the very popular and anticipated Bar Mitzvah Division (BMD). Please note that there is limited space, as there is already a high demand. Be sure to register earlier, those who sign up later will be put on a waiting list. Registration will open the first day of Chanukah 25 Kislev – Dec 13 on campganisrael.com.