Camp Activities

Get a peek into some of what our campers will be up to!

Swimming

Ages 4-9 will enjoy a mix of instructional and freestyle daily swimming in Moise Safra Center's state of the art pool. With a 4:1 ratio and rotational swim lessons, your child will surely grow in their skills and comfort level!

Water Activities

Ages 2-3 will be able to splash around and cool off with all kinds of age appropriate water activities.

Sports

Our dedicated coaches will facilitate games and activities throughout the week and ensure that all campers will be able to work on multiple skill sets while simultaneously learning the importance of teamwork, a good attitude, persistence and most importantly having fun!

Music & The Arts

Let your child's inner creative come and play! Campers will have plenty of opportunity for singing, dancing, dabbling with different instruments as well as weekly themed art projects using various art mediums.

Trips

Ages 2-3 will have outdoor play on the roof of Chabad/John Jay park

Ages 4-5 will have two trips throughout the summer

Ages 6-7 will have weekly trips

Ages 8-9 will have multiple outings/trips a week

Trips are a specialty at Camp Gan Israel. Campers will visit so much of what Manhattan has to offer. Ripleys Believe It Or Not, Bronx Zoo, fishing, boating, museums, horse and buggy rides and more! They will enjoy fun activities like kosher scavenger hunts, picnics at the park, and chalking Shabbat. Counselors receive specialized training to ensure they have the skills to supervise campers off-campus, and the director is present at every camp outing.

Sensory Play (Mini Gan Izzy)

Thoughtful and curated sensory play for the little ones based on the weekly theme. Exploring the world the way they do best!

Challah Baking & Shabbat Party

Make your Challah and eat it too! Every week our campers will enjoy mixing, rolling, shaping and baking Challah. Shabbat parties on Friday give us a small taste of that warm Shabbat feeling with songs and a strong feeling of togetherness. A highlight of the summer!

Fun Days/Special Events

Fun days are the heart and soul of Camp Gan Israel. Carnival Day, PJ Party Day, Rainbow Day, Bean Hunt, Prize Auction, Petting Zoo, Entertainers and Water Day are parts of the unique and innovative programming that help create the special Gan Izzy Spirit that lingers well beyond the summer!