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 trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities.
Many children have been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From our amazing Nursery Division up until 6th grade for girls and 4th grade for boys, campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.
Our older division, which includes boys through fourth grade and girls through sixth grade, is divided into two separate groups, so that their activities and programs will be more specifically tailored for their group.
Our fast growing younger and older division is at Lubavitch on the Palisades in Tenafly. It offers a wonderful opportunity for children ages 2-6 and grades 2 - 6 to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children are guided in organized activities, play and social skills by loving, patient and caring staff.
This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call.
Rabbi Yossi Katz Devora Ita Lewis
Camp Director Camp Director
Older Division Younger Division
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.
Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. This is why 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 which will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them.
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 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 choirs, group games, drama, carnivals, dress-up days, amazing overnight, weekly field trips, daily swimming, hiking, bunk competition, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts director, campers will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaica projects.
Trips On The Go
Gan Israel’s “Trip Days”, which are well known, are geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled once a week and feature excursions to many local fun places of interest.