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COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE 

Click Here for our Covid-19 Handbook PDF

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

June 22, 2021 Update:

Dear Parents,

We updated our Covid-19 health guidelines for the summer. We will continue to closely monitor the situation, and will be in touch if anything changes over the summer. 

Please see the attached Parents Handbook and the updated Covid-19 Parent Handbook supplement

  • We will not be doing temperature checks each morning. Our staff will look out for children who are not feeling well and take their temperature at that point.

  • Children in different groups will join for outside play and extended care.

Masks:

  • All children are required to wear masks while indoors, on the bus and on off-site trips. They will not be required to wear masks outdoors on site..

  • Children who wish to continue to wear masks outdoors will be strongly supported by our staff.

  • All staff are required to wear masks at all times. While eating and drinking, staff should separate three feet from campers before removing their mask.

Trips and Bus Procedures:

  • We have carefully chosen outdoor trips such as hiking, boating etc. where we will either be the only camp at the venue or it will be easy to maintain distance from other groups. See our calendar for the list of trips.

  • All staff and children are required to wear masks while on trips and onboard the bus.

  • Seats will be limited to two campers per seat

  • One bunk will board the bus at a time

  • Windows will remain open at all times

Illness and Exposure Policies:

  • All new symptoms still require a COVID test, but you can now use rapid testing available at local testing sites.  Please check with us if you would like to use an at-home test (sold at a pharmacy)

  • If your child has a cold, they need to stay home for 24 hours following resolution of symptoms. (Basically, we do not want running noses at camp. If your child has allergies, please ask the doctor for a note.)  A negative Covid-19 rapid test result is required before returning to camp.

  • If your child has a fever, they need to stay home for 24 hours after the fever subsides. A negative Covid-19 rapid test result is required.

  • If a sibling or a family member has a cold or fever, the person who has the symptoms needs to take a rapid test before the child can return to camp.

  • If you or any household member has been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19, please contact the office before sending your child to camp. In most cases, a negative PCR test administered 7-10 days after the exposure will be required before the child can return to camp. Please note that we look at household exposures, rather than individual exposures. This means that if a sibling is exposed to a family member of someone who tested positive, we treat that as close contact.

Travel:

  • Vaccinated household members do not have to quarantine after traveling by public transit. Children who are unvaccinated will need to quarantine for 7 days, followed by a PCR test. They can return to camp after they receive a negative PCR test. This applies to the camper if an unvaccinated household member travels as well.

Thank you for being so supportive and understanding as we continue to navigate the changing circumstances..

Questions?

We are available to answer your questions or concerns at any time. Please contact us at (650) 667-0556 or email [email protected].

Dr. Elyssa Feinberg, Dr. Olga Fortenko, Yale Spalter and Rivky Spalter

March 16, 2021 Update:

Dear Parents,

We here at CGI are getting really excited about summer 2021.

Camp will be located at Washington Elementary School in Burlingame (801 Howard Ave). Washington Elementary School has a spacious outdoor facility and is an ideal facility for this summer when we will be spending most of our time outdoors. We are planning what is sure to be a super fun, engaging and enriching summer experience for the children. 

Extended Care:

We are thrilled to share with you that we will be offering extended care this summer from 8 AM - 5 PM. 

Register here by March 21, 2021 to receive the early bird rate! Space is limited, so at this time we ask you to please pay the deposit to secure your spot. 

If you have already registered and you would like to add extended care to your registration you can click here.

Click here to see our Early bird and extended care rates.

Covid-19 Health Task Force:

We have been working closely with Dr. Elyssa Feinberg, MD and Dr. Olga Fortenko, MD to create safety and health protocols for this summer.  Safety is our #1 priority, and we are committed to following best practices regarding health and safety measures, all while providing the children with a summer of joy. 

Camp Dates:

Session 1: July 5- July 16 | Session 2: July 19 - July 30

Looking forward to a great summer!

Jan 1, 2021 Update:

Dear Parents,

We are excited and grateful to announce that we are opening registration for Camp Gan Israel of the North Peninsula, Summer 2021. We are pleased to share that we have been working closely with the national ACA, the prestigious American Camp Association and that we completed the rigorous application and training. We are on schedule to receive the accreditation this summer, following a long awaited in person visit.

 

We are confident that no matter what this summer may bring, our campers will enjoy a memorable and exhilarating summer. Our staff is eager and excited to be back at camp to offer another meaningful and joyful experience to the children in our community.

At this time we are planning to run camp for two 2-week sessions, from 9:00am-3:00pm:

Session 1: July 5- July 16 | Session 2: July 19 - July 30

Campers can be registered for either one or both sessions. (We will not be able to offer individual weeks this summer.)

If Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed closer to the summer and our health task force feels it is safe, we aim to:

* Offer an additional week of camp

* Offer before/after care from 8:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm

* Allow campers to register for individual weeks

At this time, we are planning two possible camp calendars. The first reflects current health and safety measures. Click here to view this calendar which reflects:

* Stable groups/pods for each bunk

* Camp on-site (no offsite trips)

* No group transportation

*Fun, creative, exciting activities that will entertain and engage the children all day long, on site.

The second calendar reflects a typical CGI summer, with off-site trips and activities. Please click here to view this calendar.

 

Camp Deposit & Payments:

At this time, we will only be charging a deposit upon registration. Deposits can be paid with this link. We strongly recommend that you complete this online application to secure your child’s enrollment, as we will have limited space available in each age group. A link to pay the remainder of your balance will be sent to you by April 1st and we will be in touch with applicants regarding any updates and additional details regarding the summer plans.

 

Health and Safety:

We are working closely with our health and medical advisors. We are formulating protocols and procedures to best keep our children and families safe. Safety is our #1 priority, and we are committed to following best practices regarding health and safety measures without compromising our signature CGI camp spirit.

 

We can't wait for camp to start — let the countdown begin!

 

Rabbi Yale & Rivky Spalter 

March 5, 2021 Update:

Covid-19 Health Task Force:

We have been working closely with Dr. Elyssa Feinberg, MD and Dr. Olga Fortenko, MD to create safety and health protocols for this summer.  Safety is our #1 priority, and we are committed to following best practices regarding health and safety measures, all while providing the children with a summer of joy.