Feb 11, 2013
Day Camp to Launch in Chicago

A new day camp will launch in time for this upcoming summer for Lubavitch girls of Chicago, directed by Rabbi Shmuly and Chani Rothman.

A new day camp will launch in time for this upcoming summer for Lubavitch girls of Chicago.

Mchane Gan Yisroel, under the auspices of Camp Gan Israel of Chicago and Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, will be directed by Rabbi Shmuly and Chani Rothman (formerly of CGI Pittsburgh) who have a passion to cater to the needs of the Lubavitch kids and provide for them the most incredible camp experience possible.

Building off a model they designed for CGI Pittsburgh, the program is being designed to incorporate davening and learning, as well as a full schedule that includes many skill building programs and activities.

Built into the design and fabric of the camp is ongoing doses of relevant Ruchnios inspiration that will ensure that we stay on track with the goal of enhancing the Yiddishkeit and Chassidishkeit of our campers and staff, while having a fun and enjoyable summer, creating an overnight camp atmosphere in a day camp setting.

The Directors say they are launching the camp in response to the lack of proper summer programing for the children in many cities.

"For families that can afford overnight camp, that is a solution for having their children's yiddishkeit and chassidishkeit nurtured through the summer," Rothman told COLlive. "For many, overnight is not an affordable option and that leaves kids at home with out a proper summer program, particularly with the girls."

To raise the odds of a successful first season, the Head Staff and counselors will go through pre-camp long distance training, as well as be provided with ongoing training and support throughout the summer.

They are investing in older staff who have a love for life, Torah, Mitzvos, Yiddishkeit, Chassidishkeit, and a healthy and positive attitude towards children, and have proven their capabilities in previous camp experiences, say the Directors.

Knowing the challenge of finding staff to spend their summer working in day camps that are catered to "Unzere Kinder," the Rothmans are hoping to create a model that other communities will be able to follow.

To facilitate this model, they have developed a unique style for bringing staff in on the need for taking care of "Unzere Eigene Kinder" and the Brochos and benefits they reap by doing so.


Would you like to work for camp directors who treat you amazingly well and support your success every day of camp?

Meet Machane Gan Yisroel of Chicago, a brand new day camp for the Lubavitch girls of Chicago. We are hiring five counselors to join us in creating an incredible camp for a remarkable group of girls.

Interested? Call 412-715-4883 to talk with us in person. Email info@machaneganyisroel.com to let us know you are interested or click here to fill out our staff registration form.

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Lucky kids!
My kids loved camp when we were blessed with the Rothmans directorship here in Pittsburgh! Chicago community is going to be very happy!
(2/11/2013 5:22:11 PM)
Go Rothmans!
Rabbi Shmuly and Chani are such amazing people and they will do great things for CGI in Chicago!
(2/11/2013 6:12:05 PM)
signed up!
my kids are registered! looking forward!
(2/11/2013 7:04:31 PM)
Rabbi shmuley
Is a legit camp director. Chicago is lucky to have him.
(2/11/2013 8:14:14 PM)
Pgh loss = chicago gain
some folks have all the luck.
(2/11/2013 8:40:06 PM)
good idea! very necessary! why do only the not frum kids get to have good day camps? it's about time.
(2/11/2013 9:17:26 PM)
really miss you in the burgh
(2/11/2013 10:35:17 PM)
"Velcher Yiddishe kinder zenen nisht unzere kinder?"
Remark from the Rebbe ZY"A to a Chaddishe Rebbe from
Israel who was having Yechidus with the Rebbe.
(2/12/2013 1:15:01 AM)
gonna be a great camp
the rothmans know what they are doing.
(2/12/2013 2:09:08 PM)
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