About Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Gan Israel Highland Park is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish Day Camps in the world. Gan Israel Day Camps enjoy a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities being introduced continuously.

Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! Campers will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and spirited atmosphere.The real secret to our success lies in our outstanding staff. The camp is directed by two experienced educators known for their professionalism and ability to motivate, excite and connect with children. Our counselors are known for their personal warmth and their ability to care for each child as an individual. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendships that will last forever. Their love for the children is perhaps surpassed only by the children's' love for them.

Our picturesque camp sites, serving the boys’ and girls’ divisions, contain beautiful facilities,well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staff work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

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.


More About our Camp:

Camp Gan Israel Highland Park 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. 


 

Mission Statement

To provide a safe, fun and uplifting experience for Jewish children; where a love for Yiddishkeit is taught through fun, joy, and a true love every camper and counselor.


Staff

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.


Culture:

Camp 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 through song, olympic type games, magic, music, art, sports, swimming, dance, karate, drama, ballet, carnivals, dress-up days, color war, 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.