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Camp Mission

Chabad's Camp Gan Israel of Lakeview 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 emotionally and physically.   Our staff has regular contact with local Chicago Police Department officials and security experts, and the CPD increases presence and vigilance around Nettelhorst while we're in camp.  

Summer 2020 Dates, Times & Rates

To keep our campers and their families as safe as possible, Summer 2020 will be a virtual camp experience:  "Out-of-the-Box CGI" offers four weeks of jam-packed mornings from Monday June 22nd through Friday July 17th via Zoom (for 2.5 hours, between 9am-noon).  Campers will receive supply kits for all camp activites (via pickup or delivery).  Only $50 per week per child.

Camp Activities

The trademark of the CGI experience is tons of diverse activities!  Campers will enjoy interactive lessons and stories on the Jewish theme of the week; musical prayers; science experiments; games, challenges & scavenger hunts; crafts; special activities like cooking, dancing & karate classes; special guest entertainers; and lots more!

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

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