Mission Statement


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 trend setter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities.

   Camp Gan Israel Staff are renowned for their dedication and love for their campers. Campers thrive in the fun, upbeat camp atmosphere, making friends, gaining confidence, and developing a positive self-image. At Gan Israel every child is a gem.

   The camp Gan Israel camp schedule is unmatched! Our famous blend of arts enrichment, trips, music, Jewish learning and swim instruction combine for a summer of excitement. Join us for an unforgettable six-week program - a summer experience that lasts a life time.  
   Please browse around the newly designed website to learn more about the program.  Please don't hesitate to give us a call if  there are any question, concerns, and suggestions that you may have. We always enjoy hearing from parents and prospective parents.



The Camp Director,
     Mrs. Clara Simon



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. 



Our devoted staff is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. This is why our staff is the real secret to our success. Our 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, promising them friendship which will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them.


   Camp Gan Israel's warm, positive approach to Jewish living gives a child a strong sense of Jewish pride. Camp Gan Israel's combination of learning and fun is unmatched. Every aspect of the day - from sports, trips and art; to stories games and learning activities - is imbued with Jewish values. Campers gain a strong sense of the greatness of our people's heritage and history while having a great time.   



Gan Israel campers experience a variety of  art enrichment programs, including pottery making with a professional potter, art making at the Albany Institute of History and Art, woodworking, and many other  hands-on activities.
    Athletics & Aquatics 
  Our new swim program, in conjunction with the Sidney Albert Albany JCC ensures each child is given personalized swim instruction geared to each child's level.


Trips On The Go 
   The Camp Gan Israel adventure takes your child to exciting places in the Capital District. From historic Schuyler Masion to an exciting tour of the  U.S.S. Destroyer to nature walks, Gan Israel campers are sure to enjoy the rich variety of attractions in the Capital District. 



mission statement


news and upcoming events




 -field trips

 -Science Enrichment/ A&C

 -mitzvah opportunities








2009 registration forms




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camp Newsletter


2008 photo gallery

2007 photo gallery


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