Programs and Activities

Camp Gan Israel

Activities and Adventures

A Family Affair

Special events for the entire family are scheduled throughout the summer.They include a family picnic, lively Shabbat dinner, ‘A day in the life of your camper’ and a mock Jewish wedding. Our detailed event calendars and camp newspapers keep you abreast of all your children’s activities.

Creative Hands / Crafts

Camp Gan Israel’s innovative arts and crafts teach the children to be creative and imaginative. The crafts incorporate various themes in Jewish life as well as fun and useful projects. Campers are sure to proudly look back at the craft of their own hands well after the summer is over. CGI has hired an experienced arts n’ crafts instructor.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Comedy skits, talent shows, and auction days are just a few of the programs that challenge the children to develop their innate talents.

Play ball!

Supervised by our experienced instructors, children develop sportsmanship, confidence, and the ability to enjoy all sports, including baseball, basketball, football, kickball, creative movement, and more.

CGI on the Go Fieldtrips

Gan Israel holds regular “trip days” which include theme parks, nature hiking, ice skating and more. These exciting adventures allow our children to really show their true CGI spirit.


The Wetter the Better!
Camp Gan Israel is extremely proud of its swimming program where all activities are supervised by certified Red Cross lifeguards. The children cool off by going swimming daily. The swim season culminates with a grand swim-a-thon.

Note: Certain sessions there are swimming training and technique improvement which are under the guidance of Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. When that is offered each camper will be tested at the onset of the summer and placed in training groups for personal and group instruction. Our goal is to utilize the swimming time at camp to improve the campers’ swimming skills and motivate them for greater aquatic ability. Rest assured that safety is priority #1.


Special Programs

Story Theater Workshop

Educational workshops use theater as a tool for social change. Through ensemble building games, movement exercises, and improvisation, participants learn to express their joy and air their grievances creatively. The children will develop stories into short plays. Each age group will produce a short play and present it at a grand finale.

Bongo Drumming

An interactive drumming workshop that touches upon diversity, history and the arts. Students learn traditional Afro-Caribbean dance pieces and the program culminated in a program where the students are able to showcase their skills.

Sports & Athletics

At Gan Israel, campers participate in various sports activities, receive expert coaching and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities. Our sports coaches are professional physical education instructors who teach with patience, guidance and encouragement. New this summer will be unique skill-building instructions in soccer and basketball. Individual and group training will allow each camper to end the summer a better athlete. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self confidence makes everyone a winner!

Weekly Trips to great places, such as:

  • Watermania Water Park
  • Green Meadow Farm
  • Roller-skating
  • Bowling
  • Jeepers
  • Children’s Theatre


  • All trips are supervised by camp personnel.
  • Extra staff will accompany campers.
  • Air conditioned buses are used for all long trips.