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Parent Handbook

Address: 356 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mailing Address: 6724 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 973-207-6093

To download a copy of the Parent Handbook in PDF format, click HERE.

To download a copy of the Medical Form & Release, click HERE

To download a copy of the Camp Schedule for Session 1, click HERE



356 North La Brea Ave. (between Beverly and Oakwood).


Camp Director: Simi Raichik

Phone: (973) 207-6093


In case of emergency you can call the head counselor- Shterny (718) 812-4576

All notifications and registrations pertaining to your child (i.e., lunch, trips, schedule changes, 

etc.) are asked to be submitted in writing via email or text.



Session 1: Monday, 16 Tammuz/June 24 -through- Friday, 12 Av/July 19.

There will be no camp on Tuesday, July 16 - Tisha B’Av.

Session 2: Monday, 15 Av/July 22 -through- Friday, 3 Elul/August 9.


Mon. - Thursday: Camp begins at 9:15 am and ends at 3:45 pm.

Friday: Camp begins at 9:15 am and ends at 2:45 pm.



  • Drop-offs & Pick-ups will take place in the alleyway behind camp. There will be staff members on hand to help your child from and to the car. 
  • Your child must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian daily.
  • Drop-off at the camp site begins at 9:05 am. Please do not drop off your child earlier as there will not be any camp staff on hand to supervise.
  • Any child brought after 9:30 must be accompanied by a parent into camp and signed in with the head counselor or director.
  • On Mon-Thurs., the camp program ends at 3:45 pm; your child must be picked up before 4:00 pm.
  • On Friday, the camp program ends at 2:45 pm; your child must be picked up before 3:00 pm.
  • If your child’s end of the day arrangement is different than usual, you must give a written note to the director or head counselor (do not leave an oral messages.)


  • Parve or dairy (Cholov Yisroel) lunch and four filling snacks.
  • Bathing suit, water shoes, towel and sunblock on swimming/water activity days. 
  • Shoes which are appropriate for sports activities. Flip-flops are not allowed.
  • Clothing and especially outwear should be clearly marked (with a permanent marker) with your child’s name.
  • Please apply sunblock on your child before arriving at camp each morning.
  • Tezdaka.
  • Energy for all the fun!


Campers are not allowed to bring cell phones to camp.  In the event a parent needs to be reached, the camp is able to communicate with him/her through camp phones.

When camp is out on a trip, the head counselors are equipped with cell phones in case of an emergency.


During camp hours, counselors are 100% devoted to taking care of their campers, and are not available for discussions. 

If you would like to contact your child’s counselor, please send an email to or leave a voice message at the camp number. Your message will be returned within 24 hours.

Mornings are always busy for everyone. The counselors will be focusing on making sure that each and every child is settled in and comfortable; they will not be available for private conversations.


Prior to the start of camp, the camper’s medical form must be signed and returned to camp. No camper will be allowed into camp without a completed medical form. 

You can download a copy of the 2013 Medical Form & Release HERE. 

By signing the emergency and medical forms, the child’s parents or guardians expressly agree to release Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park, its directors, and employees from any and all liability that may arise from an illness, accident, or misfortune that occurs to the camper:

i. while traveling to or from camp;

ii. while on camp property; and

iii. while on a camp trip that occurs off of the camp property.

By signing the emergency and medical forms, the child’s parents or guardians expressly agree that in the event of a medical emergency, they hereby give permission to the administration of Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park and any other professional health care provider (including hospital personnel, paramedics, nurses, and others) to administer health care services to the camper. This includes but is not limited to hospitalization, medication, X-rays, anesthesia, or surgery.

Every effort will be made to contact the parents as soon as possible, but in the event that the parents cannot be contacted, the Administration shall have discretion to determine that a medical emergency exists.

Further, they expressly agree to release Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park from any liability that arises from accidents or injuries which may occur during the course of such activities.


If your child has any special challenges or conditions (i.e. medical, social, behavioral), the knowledge of which would help us in caring for them and maximizing their camp experience, please bring them to our attention. It will allow us to address these needs properly and eliminate unnecessary difficulties.

All medication to be administered during camp hours must be clearly marked with camper’s name and be provided in its original container. A separate note containing dosage instruction and parent’s signature must be sent as well. If you would like to discuss your child’s health situation, please call the camp office.


Please share your feedback, suggestions and critique regarding any aspect of the camp’s program with us. Your input allows us to constantly improve and upgrade our program, and we value it greatly.

The directors meet weekly with each counselor to discuss the status of every child. We will attempt to contact you during the camp season to discuss any areas of concern that we may have.

To see your child in action and to be updated about schedules and special events, check out our website at

Please friend our Facebook account which is constantly updated with pictures and special announcements.


By signing the camp registration, the child’s parents or guardians agree and understand that Camp Gan Israel of Hancock Park is hereby given permission to photograph and/or video the camper for use in promotional and publicity purposes.


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Camp Gan Yisroel of Hancock Park 356 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-930-2759
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