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

Gan Israel Day Camps – Morristown NJ

Dates & Rates 2023/5783

  • Week 1: June 26 – June 30
  • Week 2: July 3 – 7 (No camp July 4th)
  • Week 3: July 10 – July 14
  • Week 4: July 17 – July 21
  • Week 5: July 24 – July 28
  • Week 6: July 31 – August 4
  • Week 7: August 7 – August 11
  • Bonus week 8: August 14 – August 18

Camp Hours

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

Rates

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

  • Full summer (7 Weeks) rate: $2,500*
  • Weekly rate: $380*

Division B (entering 4th – 6th):

  • Full summer (7 Weeks) rate: $2,725*
  • Weekly rate: $410*

8th Week

  • $425 (Includes transportation for campers that used transportation during the prior weeks)

Extra early bird rate: Save $400 off the full summer rate, or $50 off our weekly rate. Discount ends January 1st.

Transportation & Bonus week

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

  • $655 for the full summer
  • $105 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

The bonus week has the advantage of not only being an extra, 8th week of camp, but also the week campers look forward to the most. It is a travel week full of trips and adventures!

Campers that have attended at least 4 weeks of camp and are grades K-6 are eligible to register for the bonus week.

The fee ($425) includes transportation for those who used it in the prior weeks. There is no early bird discount available.

Discounts

  • Siblings Discount: Every additional sibling registered gets $115 off the full summer rate or $15 off the weekly rate.
  • NEW – New Family Discount: First time families at Camp Gan Israel receive a $50 discount.
  • NEW – Referral Discount: Receive a $50 discount for each new family that you refer to Camp Gan Israel!

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 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 precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
We are working hard on our plan to safely operate our summer programs for Summer 2022 at full capacity. As always, the physical and emotional health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority and we are committed to continuing our pattern of open communication with you. As we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments as they emerge, we will share any updates to our camp programs and policies.
Will CGI be running an in-person program for Summer 2022?
YES! Following the success of camp in 2020 and 2021, it has become clear that a CGI summer is possible while adhering to a strict set of CDC + ACA COVID-19 safety guidelines. We are planning to once again operate an in-person summer camp program at full capacity, giving our campers the summer of a lifetime while not compromising on safety standards. As COVID developments continue to emerge, we are working with an expert group of camping professionals to ensure that our program will be a winning combination of safety and Jewish fun rolled into one.
What will the in-person camp program look like in 2022?
After operating camp over two Covid seasons, we can proudly say that we will be having an amazing summer experience for your children. Last year’s program included nearly all the programming of the summer you’ve come to expect at CGI. This year’s program may include some general Covid guidelines that we incorporated last year, but all in all, we look forward to providing a safe action packed summer for your children!
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. We have also incorporated much of what we have learned from safely operating camp the past 2 summers.
When will you have the updated guidelines for this summer?

We hope to have the updated guidelines by the end of April. As soon as the state guidelines are out, we will update and post our revised gudielines.

We will be following all current state guidelines for Covid-19. For those, you can have a look at last summers handbook. Our handbook will be updated as we get closer to camp.

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 other 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?
Our camp staff includes a trained camp nurse that is available during all of camp hours to assist campers with their medical needs. The nurse will administer medications as necessary.

Camp Gan Israel is a nut-free facility, but at this time, our paid lunch option does not accomodate other allergies. If there is a serious issue with specific airborne allergies, precautions will be taken to ensure your child a safe and healthy summer.

Can I get a refund if my child doesn't attend camp?

Day-to-day absences due to illness, appointments, or other short-term reasons will not be refunded. If you are aware that your child will be attending camp sporadically, you can arrange a payment plan in advance that suits your schedule. 

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.