Our Program 

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

Here is a general overview of some of the exciting programs which will be offered in Camp Gan Israel at YIChabad. Activities and programs will vary based on which division your child is part of.


 Arts & Crafts 

The campers will have the opportunity to design their own projects using an array of craft materials and various clays and ceramics under the guidance of our professional staff. 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.  

Exciting Trips

Gan Israel holds regular "trip days" which can include:

• Amusement & theme parks  • Beaches  • Nature hiking  • Aquariums  • Museums  • Farms  • Bounce and jump rooms • Boating  • Arts and crafts centers 

 Sports & Athletics

• Jump Bunch  • Soccer shots  • Gymnastics  • Relay races  • Scavenger hunts 

Instructions will focus on the fundamental skills and understanding of the games. 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. Special attention will be given to promote good sportsmanship and teamwork.

 Specialties & Workshops  

• Nature & Planting  • Music  • Group Activities • Lego building  • Drama  • Food creations  • Dress up days  • Wacky Science

 Shows & Amusements

Examples of some of the many shows & amusements that we have done before:  
• Drum Circe   • Animal Shows  • Pony rides & petting zoo  • Magicians  • Carnivals  • Inflatable water slides


The camp will enjoy swimming and waterplay on alternating days. Be sure to send your child with a bathing suit on the set day.

 Jewish Pride 

Camp Gan Israel is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and/or affiliations. Gan Israel gives the children a great camp experience, while at the same time, instilling a healthy dose of Jewish pride! One session a day is devoted to the Jewish Theme. Various programs include:

 •  Story Telling   •  Challah Baking   •  Hebrew Songs   •  Special Jewish Art Projects   • Shabbat Party