Welcome to Camp Gan Israel! A part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Camp Gan Israel enjoys a well earned reputation as a trend setter in Jewish camping with innovative ideas and creative programs being introduced continuously. Your child will wait all year to come back to Camp! Campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm, caring environment, cultivating pride and love for the Jewish heritage.
The mission of CGI is to instill Jewish values in children of all Jewish backgrounds and all levels of observance. We aim to make Judaism accessible, fun and comfortable for everyone.
CGI Ballantyne 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.
Our weekly program is enhanced with activities, fun shops , karate, jewelery making, carnivals, dress-up days, color war, hiking, bunk competition, Shabbat parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more.
Our trips and outings are know for their orginality and excitement for every age. Our Mini Campers will leave camp grounds three times per week. Our Junior campers leave camp four times per week. Senior Campers & CGI Extreme will have trips EVERY day. Each trip is researched and planned to ensure that your child has the best experience possible.
LUNCH AND SNACKS
Lunch and all snacks and drinks are included in camp tuition. Every day a hot, homemade and nutirious lunch is served. Some of our past campers have told us that lunch is their favorite part of the day!
We are excited to have secured Union Day School for Summer 2021.
“My kids are LOVING your camp!!! Shea says it is literally the most fun he's had in a camp ever and each day gets better and better. So sad they will miss next week :( you better do this again next summer!! Thank you for an awesome week!”
“Emily is having such a good time! During dinner, She was telling us about knocking down a pin today and the look on her face was so precious! I am so glad that I found your camp. Thanks for all of your hard work!”
“I just want you to know that this camp is hands-down the best thing i have ever signed Sarah up for. I am so happy she has this chance, and I am excited for all that is to come, for her and her brothers, G-d willing!!!.”