A Camp Experience You Can Only Get At Gan Israel

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Our Mission

Camp Gan Israel of Parksville NY, a pioneer in Jewish camping. For over sixty years we have been devoted to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds. We provide children with a meaningful summer that promotes individual growth. Our special educational program, together with a mix of sports, trips, and fun activities, allows every child to build character and long-lasting friendships. Counselors and staff have experience and are trained in safety. They create bonds with the children that result in memories that last a lifetime.

Camp Dates for Summer 2024 - 5784

First Session

July 2nd – July 29th

Second Session

July 29th – Aug 26th

Full Session

July 2nd – Aug 26th

Head Counselors

Avi Katz
Levi Uminer
Nissi Lepkivker
Levi Silverman (NOD)

Learning Directors

Simcha Wenger
Mendy Rubinstein

BMD Head staff

Leibel Kahan
Melli Kievman
Shmuly Wudowsky

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Main building

Main building

Camp offices

Camp offices

Bunk rooms

Bunk rooms

Dining room
Dining room
Social room

Social room

Games room
Games room
Art room

Art room

Flag & Lineup

Flag & Lineup

Bonfire area

Bonfire area

Gaga pit

Gaga pit

Kiddy playground

Kiddy playground

Water sports

Water sports

Sport fields

Sport fields

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

Parking lot

Parking lot

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Swimming

Daily swimming in our outdoor or indoor pools. All aquatic activities are under careful supervision of experienced and certified Red Cross lifeguards. Safety is our primary concern. Campers are required to take a swimming ability test in order to enter the deep water.

Water activities

In order to keep cool on the hot summer days we offer a variety of water fun! We have boating on our lake with canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. Outdoor water play is always a highlight for the campers!

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts is a popular activity for children of all ages! We utilize this time as a way of blending Judaism into the camp day by having arts and crafts with a Jewish theme. The beautiful projects not only remind the children of their exciting summer, but can function in the home as a Mezuzah, charity box and so much more!

Wood working

Woodwork is a powerful medium for building self-esteem. Children feel empowered and valued by being trusted to work with real tools. They show satisfaction in their mastery of new skills and take immense pride in their creations.

Sports & Athletics

At Gan Israel campers participate in various sports activities, including soccer, basketball, baseball, football and much more. We have indoor/outdoor hockey. There are sports leagues for each division. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self-confidence makes everyone a winner!

Field Trips

We will be going on fun, exciting and safe trips throughout camp. Amusement parks, water parks, bowling, ice skating, bounce/trampoline. Just to name a few. We strive to give the campers a summer of fun and good times!

Challah Baking

We have challah baking for our different divisions.

In-House Entertainment

We bring the fun to camp with exciting shows. This includes, magic shows, mentalist, ventriloquist, acrobatics, concerts and stunt shows.

Nature

Introducing the natural environment to children can help them think beyond their immediate surroundings and build well-rounded perspectives. Nature-based learning and education improves a child’s academic performance and critical thinking. We have a special survival activity where campers are taught about plants and building a shelter while in the wilderness.

Daily Learning Classes

Classes are tailored to accommodate every camper to their level and capability. The children learn Chumash, Mishnayos, Halacha, Gemara, Tanya and Sichos. Children are encouraged to learn Tanya and Mishnayos by heart. Our famous optional cacao club where the boys get to come for extra learning in the morning is B”H very well attended.

Special Events

Late nights, runaways, acrobatic shows, concerts, fireworks display, grand outdoor staff play.

Canteen

Fully stocked with packaged food and drinks as well as hot food.