Campers & Parents

Welcome to Gan Camp Israel, where every day is a new adventure into the undiscovered jungles of wholesome, educational, and Jewish fun! There is something for every child here, as Gan Israel’s diversified and varied programs include arts, baking, science, sports, swimming, theme days, drama, trips, and so much more!

Dates and Rates

Dates – Summer 2024

*New This Year – Specialty Camp Week: June 24 – June 28*

  • Week 1: July 1 – July 5 (Note: No camp on July 4th)
  • Week 2: July 8 – July 12
  • Week 3: July 15 – July 19
  • Week 4: July 22 – July 26
  • Week 5: July 29 – August 2
  • Week 6: August 5 – August 9
  • Week 7: August 12 – August 16 (Note: No camp on August 13 in observance of Tisha B’Av.)

Camp Hours

  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday thru Thursday
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Fridays

 

*Introducing Specialty Camp Week: a curated experience set to replace our usual bonus week at the end of camp. It’s a perfect mix of specialized activities, sports clinics, and adventures, tailored for families eager for an early summer start. This week’s distinct structure, while different from our main camp, maintains our commitment to quality and enrichment. Join us to kick off the summer in style!

Rates – Summer 2024

Jr Camp Program (Entering Pre-K through K) and Division A (Entering 1st – 3rd):

  • Full summer (7 Weeks) rate: $2,600*
  • Weekly rate: $395*

Division B (Entering 4th – 6th):

  • Full summer (7 Weeks) rate: $2,850*
  • Weekly rate: $435*

Specialty Camp Week:

  • $395 (No discount, limited transportation)

Registration Fee:

  • $75. The registration fee is waived during the early bird period. 

EARLY BIRD RATES:

  • Extra Early Bird Rate – Save $400 off the full summer rate, or $50 off our weekly rate. Discount ends December 31.
  • Early Bird Rate – Save $200 off the full summer rate, or $25 off our weekly rate. Discount ends February 15.

Transportation

We provide door-to-door transportation from many areas at a charge of:

  • $700 for the full summer
  • $110 per week.

Alternate transportation can be arranged for areas that are not serviced by our busses. Please reach out to inquire about transportation options from your neighberhood

Campers that have attended at least 4 weeks of camp and are grades K-6 are eligible to register for the Specialty Camp Week

The fee ($395) does not include transportation for those who used it in the prior weeks.

Discounts & Deposit

  • Siblings Discount: Every additional sibling registered gets $100 off the full summer rate or $15 off the weekly rate.
  • New Family Discount: First time families at Camp Gan Israel receive a $50 discount.
  • Referral Discount: Receive a $50 discount for each new family that you refer to Camp Gan Israel!

*The above discounts are in addition to the early bird rates and savings on the registration fees. Please see above for more info.

Deposit: All Registrations are only confirmed once the $200 deposit is paid and a payment schedule is set. The deposit is refundable until January 1st.

  • Registrations can be modified at no cost until May 1st. After May 1st all registrations and modifications will be charged a $50 fee.
  • All payments are due in full by May 31st. All registrations after May 31 will be due in full upon registration.

Enrollment

Give your child the summer of a lifetime at Camp Gan Israel!

Photos

“A picture is worth a thousand words and a Camp Gan Israel camper’s smile shines with the power of a thousand suns.”

– Unknown

FAQ

What medical professionals are involved in decisions related to camp programming?
Our medical decisions are guided by the guidelines set forth by the American Camp Association, local experts in NJ, and the CDC.
When will you have the updated guidelines for this summer?
We will have the updated guidelines by the end of April.
Where is the campsite located?
The camp is based out of the Rabbinical College in Morristown. We also rent additional space from the neighboring public school for some of our divisions. Parents will be notified regarding the exact location of your children’s division before camp.
Do you make allowances for children with allergies or those who need medication?
Yes, absolutely. We prioritize the health and safety of all our campers. Camp Gan Israel is proud to be a nut-free environment. All lunches provided at camp are prepared with careful attention to avoid nuts, aligning with our commitment to safety for those with nut allergies. Furthermore, we understand the importance of medication for some children’s well-being. Parents are encouraged to bring any necessary medications to camp, which will be securely stored in the director’s office. Our staff is trained to administer medication at the prescribed times, following doctor’s instructions to ensure each child’s needs are met with precision and care.
Can I get a refund if my child doesn't attend camp?
Refunds are not available for day-to-day absences and, as per our policy, no refunds are issued after June 1st. We aim to be understanding and flexible, and in the case of unforeseen circumstances that significantly affect your child’s ability to attend camp, we will consider these situations on a case-by-case basis and accommodate accordingly.

Handbooks

Gan Israel is dedicated to providing your child with a safe, happy, and fun-filled summer. Parent cooperation is essential. Click on the links below for camp rules, regulations, and expectations. These are updated as often as neccessary to include the latest information on health and safety procedures.

Scholarship Aid Application

The CGI Scholarship Fund offers financial aid based on economic need. We offer partial scholarships and payment plans. The scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale and on a first come first served basis. We will typically give you an answer within a week.

You can download the form here. You can email the filled out form to office@ganisrael.org. For any questions regarding scholarships, please email us or call 862-244-3420.