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About Our Camp

About Our Camp

Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities.
 
Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From Mini Gan Izzy to our Pioneer division, campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere. 
           
Our picturesque camp site contains beautiful facilities,well suited to a full program of sports, swim, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call the office at 703-426-1980.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Shloime Adler

Camp Director

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“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 educational experiences. 

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. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. 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. We take great pride in our commitment to recruiting, training and keeping the highest quality staff in the camping profession. Over the years, Camp Gan Israel of Northern Virginia has always been dedicated to small groups with exceptional staff supervision. This ensures the best possible care, instruction and supervision for our campers. Each elective is run by a professional instructor.

Culture

Gan Israel campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Weekly 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 and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition. 

Daily Activities

Our weekly program is enhanced with performances, Olympic type games, drama, movement activities with specialists, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, bunk competition, Shabbat parties, tai kwan do, gameroom, kosher cooking, swimming, arts and crafts, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts director, campers will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaica projects.

Trips On The Go 

Gan Israel’s well known “Trip Days” are geared to the children’s interests and are scheduled a few times a week and feature excursions to many local attractions. as well as ones across the state.

Mission Statement 

Camp Gan Israel is a summer camp dedicated to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations through a stimulating camping experience.  CGI of Fairfax is part of the largest and fastest growing network of day camps, enjoying a reputation as a pioneer in Jewish camping, with innovative ideas and creative activities, to both provide enjoyment and inspire children to try new and exciting things!