Camp Gan Israel

“No one puts more care into the care of your child.”

Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine and winter activities. It’s a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the body and soul. It provides your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful experiences. 


Gan Israel campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Judaic themes are taught through exciting activities, stories, songs, games and contests, which are part of the unique Gan Israel experience. Combined with group discussions, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition. 

Activities & Special Events

Our weekly program is enhanced with games, drama, sports, dress-up days,dancing, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts instructor, campers will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful art projects. 


We will go swimming twice  each week (on Mondays & Wednesdays) at the Firstenburg Center pool. This pool is under certified lifeguard watch and they have great accessories for pool play. On swim days children should come to camp with a labeled swimsuit and towel. 


Gan Israel’s “Trip Days”, geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled two times a week on Tuesday and Thursday.  Children should wear camp t-shirts on all trip days, the t-shirts are available for purchase ($10) on the first day of camp.


Our Camp is centrally located at the Chabad Jewish Center, 9604 NE 126th Ave. Swimming and field trips are off grounds.

Our Staff


Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. This is why our staff is the real secret to our success. Our experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each child as an individual. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them.

Director: Tzivie Greenberg

Head Counselor:  Mussie Greenberg-Commerce Michigan 

Counselors: Basya Barber, Yehudit Silver & Chaya Greenberg

Mini Gan Israel: Preschool: Katie Elliot  & Cecileu Elliot


Dates & Rates


Summer 2019

Camp Gan Israel:

Monday- Friday  

WEEK 1: July 8 -12

WEEK 2: July 15- 19

Boys & Girls Ages 6-12 

9:00 am- 3:00 pm 

(Extended care is available for additional fee.)

Mini Gan Israel (preschool):


Boys & Girls  Ages 2 - 5

9 am- 12:30 pm 

(Extended care is available for additional fee.) 



Full Session: $390 

One week: $195  

(Limited scholarships are available) 

Mini Gan Israel:  

Follows The Gan-Garrett Preschool rates. 

Full week and Part time options are available. 

Email [email protected] for details

Early Bird Special: 5% Discount for registrations paid in full by June 6th. 

Children should bring their own lunches, snacks will be provided. 

On the first day of camp, each child will receive a camp T-shirt. The camp T-shirt MUST be worn on all trip days. Additional T-shirts can be purchased for $8 each