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about us

Gan Israel

all about gan israel

Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Our camp enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs, and new activities being introduced continuously.

Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From pre-scholars to our senior division, campers will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.

The real secret to our success lies in our outstanding staff. Our counselors are known for their personal warmth and their ability to care for each child as an individual.

Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendships which will last forever. Their love for the children is perhaps surpassed only by the children’s love for them.


Our Goal

Mission Statement

Camp Gan Israel is a summer camp dedicated to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations through a stimulating camping experience. Our dedicated staff assures you that our focus on child safety and program quality is unparalleled. CGI of Ann Arbor is part of the largest and fastest growing network of day camps, enjoying a reputation as a pioneer in Jewish camping, with innovative ideas and creative activities, to both provide enjoyment and inspire children to try new and exciting things!

Camp Gan Israel was created to provide children with a fun and meaningful summer program, while fostering growth individually and socially in a Jewish atmosphere. The daily schedule includes an exciting mix of sports, field trips, special programs and activities designed to be educational, fun and conducive to building character and nurturing friendships.

Safety First

Summer Safety

Camp Gan Israel strives to ensure the absolute highest measure of safety for our campers.

-Counselors wear a “necklace” at all times with each camper’s name, contacts & known allergies.
-Health records & first aid kits are with every group leader at all times and are taken on every field trip.
-Our child/staff ratio is low, most notably on field trips .
-All of our staff receives training from a pediatrician on general first aid for minors and special precautions for outdoor play in the heat.
-CGI has a doctor on call during camp hours.

As a safety precaution, sunscreen should be applied before coming to camp. Please send a labeled bottle daily in your child’s camp bag as campers will frequently reapply sunscreen throughout the day.

Keeping the kids well hydrated is high priority at Camp Gan Israel. We make sure the children do frequent water breaks especially when outdoors and us rides. 

Each camper will be provided with a water bottle on their first day of camp.  This bottle will stay at camp to be used by your camper all summer and they will get to take it  home on their last day of camp.

Medicine required to be taken during camp hours will be dispensed by the head office only. Please personally hand it to the office on the first day your child will be attending camp. All prescriptions must be in their original containers and marked with your child’s name, prescription/expiration dates, and a written order from the physician.