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.
Our Camp. Our Family. Our Community
Camp Gan Israel is more than just a camp; it’s a warm and welcoming haven where every child becomes a part of our extended family. Beyond the typical camp experience, it serves as a nurturing space for your child to thrive within the vibrant Jewish community. Here, it’s not just about activities and adventures; it’s about fostering a sense of belonging and growth. Camp Gan Israel is where lasting friendships are forged, values are instilled, and a deep connection to the Jewish heritage is cultivated. Join our family, and let your child embark on a journey of personal development, communal spirit, and the joy of being part of something truly special.
What Our Families are Saying
“This is a summer camp with heart, soul, and fun. My kids, with different interests, both find activities they like every day and play with friends. They’ve gotten to know kids from across the community (geographically and religiously) and get to go to fun places well beyond where we would take them. Even more, they get to go with friends and have a blast.”
One thing that impresses me year after year is the range of children, regardless of synagogue affiliation or level of home observance, that thoroughly enjoys the CGI experience. Counselors are warm and enthusiastic and make a real effort to get to know their campers. My kids have been going for years, but they still get excited each spring to find out what the weekly themes and field trips will be.
Once again, CGI offered a rich selection of activities that captured my daughter’s attention, challenged her to learn, and were structured so she could master them. It is no easy task to engage a crew of pre-adolescents who have ‘seen that, done that, lost the t-shirt’. But each summer there is a fresh curriculum and caring, warm counselors who make CGI welcoming and exciting. Amid the scores of camps and activities available over the summer, CGI is always my daughter’s first choice.
Our son tried CGI for a few weeks this summer and just loved it! He kept busy with art projects, fun-filled field trips, swimming with optional lessons, sports, and more. Next summer he and his little sister will be going every week. The counselors were organized, sincere, caring, and did a fabulous job. Director Shternie was always on top of things, and at the same time, made the kids and parents feel at home.
What an incredible camp!! The program is so well thought out with activities and field trips; the values that are taught in such a loving manner about charity, and justice, and doing good in the world are things that are close to our heart and our home. My highest praise, however, goes to the incredible counselors who welcomed my son with love and laughter to the CGI community. I truly cannot say enough about the amazing staff who every day greeted the campers with such joy. It’s a great feeling to know that my son is in such a wonderful, creative, fun environment. He loved woodworking, he loved photography, he loved cooking. Most of all, he loved the counselors and wants to go back this summer, and I love CGI for seeing my son so happy.
My Daughter had an amazing summer. Every morning she ran downstairs to check the calendar, she was so excited about whatever she was doing that day. We also LOVED hearing all the great songs she learned and would sing non-stop. Every child should be that happy at camp. Thank you. She can’t wait to come back next summer!
My son has attended the Camp Gan Israel summer camp over the past two years. He is very picky about the summer camps he goes to and has consistently enjoyed the field trips (always inspired and fun) and the real commitment the counselors and Shternie have to their charges. I would highly recommend this experience!
– Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel