Frequently Asked Questions

How does my camper find a lost item?
How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day? 
Is transportation available?
What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity?
What does my camper need to bring each day? 
What should my child wear at camp?  
How can I speak with my child's counselor?
How can I speak with a Camp Director? 
Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor?

 

How does my camper find a lost item? 
Please mark all belongings with your camper's name and bunk.  Lost & Found items will be held in the office. 

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How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day? 

If you have to pick up your camper during the day, please notify our office by calling 412-568-3244. Once we are aware of your arrival time, we can arrange to have your camper ready for you. 

 

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Is transportation available? 
Busses are available free of charge from Squirrel Hill.  For more information and to sign up for bus service, click
here.

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What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity? 
Campers are not obligated to participate in any activity.  However, we do urge campers to try all activities and take advantage of the complete program offered at Camp Gan Israel. 

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Can my camper bring a precious item to camp? 
Camp Gan Israel supplies everything campers need for the camp day.  Precious items may get lost or broken and we do discourage bringing them to camp.

 

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What does my camper need to bring each day? 
Campers need to bring swim gear and towels on swim days (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). We supply all sports and safety equipment.  Younger children should have a complete change of clothing to be kept at camp. 

 

MARK CLOTHING: Clothing, especially outerwear, should be marked with your child’s name. 

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What should my child wear at camp? 
The wearing of a CGI T-shirt during camp days is mandatory. We provide two free T-shirts for every camper. Additional camp shirts are available for purchase at $10 per shirt.  We suggest purchasing an additional 2-3 shirts.  

 

Other clothing items should be comfortable, washable and appropriate for camp activities.  For safety, children must wear appropriate shoes. No slides or flip-flops allowed. Croc-style shoes are not appropriate for athletic activities.  

 

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How can I speak with my child's counselor? 
A call to the camp office will answer most questions.  Since counselors are constantly supervising groups and activities, messages will be taken at the camp office.  Please leave your name and evening phone number and the counselor will return your call as soon as possible. The camp office phone number is 412-568-3244.

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How can I speak with a Camp Director? 
The Camp Director is available to answer your questions and discuss any concerns.  Sashie Levertov may be reached at 412-568-3244, 602-796-1529, or sashie@cgidaycamp.com. Rabbi Altein can be reached at 412-512-8900 or admin@cgidaycamp.com.

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Are we obligated to give a tip or gift to our child's counselor? 
At CGI we encourage parents to tip the counselors, but this is not obligatory.  Showing your appreciation is one of many factors that helps us to retain the very best counselors for future years. Your child/ren's counselor/s will be very appreciative if you choose to give them a gift or tip.

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