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Camp Mission

Camp Gan Israel welcomes all Jewish children ages 3-12, regardless of background or level of observance.  Our mission is for every child to feel a sense of belonging while experiencing intense joy in their Judaism--all setting the tone for an exciting summer of a lifetime!  The end result is a spirit of positivity, self-confidence and Jewish pride instilled in each and every one of our awesomely unique campers! 

Our mission is also to keep our campers safe, both physically and emotionally.  We are committed to providing our campers a much-needed in-person Summer 2021 camp experience while adhering to an effective COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.  (Click here for more info and FAQ.) 

Further, our staff is in regular contact with local Chicago Police Department officials and security experts, and the CPD increases presence and vigilance in the area while we are in camp.  

Camp Activities

The trademark of the CGI experience is tons of diverse activities*! 

Campers participate in interactive lessons & stories on the Jewish themes of the week, field trips to kids' favorite hotspots, swimming & water play, sports, STEM activities, arts & crafts, specialized elective "funshops" (like dance or karate), special guest entertainers; and LOTS more!  

* All activities are contingent upon current health and safety guidelines.

Our Staff

Our exceptional staff is selected with care from across the U.S. and beyond.  They are warm, patient, and experienced role models with a love for children and a passion for nurturing their spirits. 

They are intensively trained, including in CPR, first aid, and our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. 

And they understand that each individual child's development is at the root of a positive and enriching camp experience!

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782