Daily Instructional & Recreational Swim:
Camp Gan Israel Highland Park's swimming program is known for its high quality swim instruction and safety level. Our aquatic staff are dedicated to making a difference in teaching and coaching swimming to our campers. All our staff have proper safety teaching and swimming instruction and lessons are taught according to the American Red Cross swimming levels.
Do you have an active camper who wants to be on the move? Sports at Gan Izzy will keep the campers playing all day long! Instruction, drills, team play, individual sports, soccer, basketball, kickball, football, hockey, tension tennis, flag-football, wiffle ball, running club, ultimate frisbee, obstacle course, GaGa, and much more. Creativity is our only limit when it comes to planning activities to keep campers active. Camp Gan Israel facility includes a full-sized basketball gymnasium and many outdoor fields.
Dance styles, yoga, cheerleading, archery, karate, gymnastics, mini golf, breakdancing, rhythm games, choreography and other activities designed to get kids active in creative movement.
Just as the body needs exercise to grow and develop, so does the mind. Camp Gan Israel Piscataway offers a wide range of activities in the creative arts program to stimulate the imagination and inspire self expression. Activities include guitar, drama games, talent show, theatre acting & directing, arts and crafts, painting and much more!
Campers enjoy time with their friends by playing with our many bunk games. Giant rummikub, giant checkers, giant dominoes, cup stacking, PVC pipe building, twister, balloon hockey, scavenger hunts and more!
Weekly Themed Activities:
Campers enjoy many activities throughout the week that connect to our weekly theme. Edible crafts, mad science, scavenger hunts, camp-wide activities, team building exercises and tournaments are just to name a few!
Our gameroom is well stocked with many toys that will keep your child busy all day long! Puppet Show set, lego, building, blocks, k'nex, mini golf, foosball, dolls, a dollhouse, nok hockey, a play kitchen, play bbq, play washer & dryer and lots more!
Camp Gan Israel aims to provide your child with an enriching Judaic experience. Campers start off the day with an exciting line up and Jewish songs are sung through out the day. Campers daven with their counselors and then enjoy an inspiring and interactive shiur given daily by Camp Rabbi, Rabbi Shaya. In addition, all campers review their kriah reading a few times a week.
Hot Lunch & Snacks:
Camp provides a hot and nutritious lunch daily. There are many options for our campers to choose from. In addition, camp provides healthy snacks (fruit & grain) twice daily to our campers. The camp lunch menu can be located on the home page. All food provided by camp is under strict hashgacha, is chalav yisroel and pas yisroel.
Pioneers enjoy our day camp activities, plus many more! Cheerleading, salon & spa, a girls and boys Shabbaton, recycled art, late nights and bonfires, cake decorating, surprise trips, woodworking, heart to heart conversations and many more!
Friday's are always so exciting at Gan Izzy Piscataway! Campers cash in their Mitzvah dollars that they collected all week at our magnificent prize store, enjoy braiding their very own challah and sit down for a fun shabbos party! Campers receive a beautiful weekly newsletter each week and Hachi's and 'On Time' and 'Golden Dustpan Awards' are announced.
Campers prepare for annual camp show all summer long! With our drama, guitar, cheerleading, dance and choir specialties, our show is always so special!
Campers enjoy a weekly trip every Wednesday! This past summer, campers went on the following trips: The Pirate Cruise, Von Thun Farm, Keansburg Park, Kids Village, Rock Gym, Bowling and Carnival, Aquatics Center, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Crayola Factory, Dorney Park, Fun Time America, The Funplex, Imagine That! To see a detailed list of our trip schedule, please go to the home page.