From The Director 

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 a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! Camp Gan Israel Highland Park (Piscataway) has the following divisions:

1. Day Camp for boys and girls ages 3 - grade 3
2. Pioneers for boys and girls entering grade 4-8
4. Counselors for girls and boys entering grade 10+

Campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere. Camp Gan Israel is like dozens of specialty camps all rolled into one. Sports. Soccer. Gaga. Art. Dance. Swimming. Drama. Karate. Guitar. Magic. Mad Science. Cheerleading. Gymnastics. Electives. Prize Store. Cake Decorating. You name it, we’ve got it. We enjoy a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter for exciting ideas and activities. 

We work hard each year to incorporate innovative ideas, creative programs, and brand new activities to make Camp Gan Israel the absolute BEST summer program available anywhere! 

Our camp is the summer home for New Jersey's finest coaches and instructors. They'll work with your child to learn new skills, broaden their horizons, and develop self-esteem. Together, they’ll turn each day into an adventure. All while enjoying lots of stories, songs, making new friendships, and experiencing the joy of their Jewish heritage. 
Our fast growing Mini Gan Izzy offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters 3-4 to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children are guided in organized activity, play & social skills by certified, loving, patient and caring staff. Emphasis for this age group is placed on both indoor and outdoor activities in a specially designed preschool setting. Each new week focuses on a different Judaic theme that is brought to life through art, stories, games and fun! Your child will also receive the best professional instruction and most exciting activities that New Jersey has to offer. Staffed by experienced counselors. Our kiddies are growing fast, this is the place to be!   
Our picturesque camp site at, serving both camp divisions, contain beautiful facilities, well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

The real secret to our success lies in our outstanding staff!

Our specialists are complemented by a team of counselors painstakingly chosen from many applicants. They must be possess the ability to love and nurture each individual child. The result is a team that is energetic, fun loving, attentive, and guaranteed to keep your kids stimulated and growing with each passing day. It is no wonder our campers return day-after-day, summer- after-summer.

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.


Chayale Shagalow
Camp Director

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