Dear Camp Gan Israel Families,

First, we would like to check in and see how you are all doing during this challenging time. If there is anything that we can do to be of support, please know that we are here for you.

For those for whom this is your first summer in the Gan Israel family: welcome! For those who are returning: welcome back! 

We know that many of you are wondering if camps will open this season. We are reaching out to let you know that it's on our minds too! This is the time of year that we start fine tuning the exciting calendar, the trips, and the awesome activities. This year we have different kind of work ahead of us, yet we will do so with joy and focus on the health and safety of our campers.

We will follow the guidelines of the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, which oversees youth camp licensing in the state. We are hoping and praying that we will be able to open for the 2020 season and, if need be, we will use our creativity to make changes that allow us to adhere to medical recommendations and state requirements.

If we will not be able to open this season, we will refund all deposits or the full amount for those that paid in full.

We hope to have clarity on this decision in May and will share the final decision with you as soon as we have more concrete information.

Stay healthy and strong as we overcome this challenge together. 

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

Sincerely,
Rabbi Eli and Tzippy Rivkin