Silver Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities being constantly introduced. We opened in 1970 as a small camp with 18 campers and have grown to become the largest Jewish day camp in the state with 800 campers attending annually.

Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel. From Kiddy camp to our older division, campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm, loving and vivacious atmosphere.

Our fast growing Kiddy camp offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters 2-4 to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children are guided in organized activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff who serve all year-round as pre- school teachers. Our kiddies are growing fast, and this is the place to be!

Our picturesque camp site contains beautiful facilities well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staff works to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

This web site will provide you with all the necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to delight our customers by giving a fun and meaningful Jewish camp experience for children from diverse Jewish backgrounds. We marvel at the opportunity to make kids smile. We are passionate about providing safe, quality programming and constantly monitor our progress through our American Camp Association accreditation. We are parents and understand the need to provide a nurturing environment where children learn the importance of sharing, caring and providing for others. We strive to complement our camp work with exceptional customer service through regular communication, being available to parents and an easy to navigate website. We create a culture of happiness and cheer, by forming a team of positive, upbeat role models.

More About Our Camp

No one puts more care into the care of your child.

Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine and winter activities. It’s a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the body and soul. It provides your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences.

Staff

Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. Our staff is the real secret to our success. Our experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and 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 friendship that will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them. SGI is made from the best staff on earth.EOT Badge.png

Culture
Gan Israel campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Weekly Judaic themes are taught through exciting activities, stories, songs, games and contests, which are all part of the unique Gan Israel experience. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition.

Activities & Special Events
Our weekly program is enhanced with activities such as Olympic type games, police and fire demonstrations, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, Good Night Gan Izzy, hiking, bunk competitions, Shabbat parties, challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts directors, campers will have an opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaica projects.

Trips On The Go
Gan Israel’s well known “Trip Days" are geared to the children’s interests and feature excursions to many local attractions.