Our summer program is tailored to be age-appropriate and flexible to serve the needs of each child. At Camp Gan Israel, children will encounter new adventures, excitement, and challenges, all built on the CGI hallmarks of safety, fun, and unconditional love. 

Programs:

CGI Kids: Boys and Girls, ages 3-8

Girls Pioneers: Girls, ages 9-12 

Schedule Choices: 

Full Day: Monday-Friday: 9:00-3:30

Half Day: Monday-Friday: 9:00-12:30  

 

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

    Camp 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 

At Camp Gan Israel, 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. Each counselor is a role model for our children; their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them.

    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 and games, which are part of the unique Gan Israel experience, bringing to life the beauty and values of our tradition.   

    Trips On The Go 

Gan Israel’s “Trip Days” are geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled a twice a week and feature excursions to many local attractions. In previous years, trips have included bowling, the Pequotsepos Nature Center, the Aquarium, berry picking, Mystic Seaport, Terra Firma Farm, ABC Gymnastics and more! 

    Swimming

Campers will enjoy swimming at the spacious pool of Connecticut College. All aquatic activities are under constant, careful supervision of experienced and certified lifeguards. Safety is our primary concern. 

    Mini Chefs  

Campers will learn cooking and baking skills, while making delicious foods and treats to enjoy. The children will be involved in preparing a deluxe pizza lunch, Shabbat challah, cookies, rugelach, and more!

    Arts and Crafts 

Exploring the arts through different media encourage children's natural creativity and imagination. Crafts incorporate Jewish themes as well as projects both fun and useful.  

    Sports 

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

    Nature Adventure 

Campers will explore their environment through nature walks, cool science activities, and art. Interacting and having fun with nature, campers will gain an appreciation for our beautiful world.

     Activities & Special Events    

Our weekly program is enhanced with choirs, grand camp games, drama, carnivals, dress-up days, nature exploration, Shabbat parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more.