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FAQs

FAQs

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General Information:

What ages does Camp Gan Israel serve? 

From PreK to 6th grade. (ages 5-12).

What do the children do?
They have a great time!
Campers enjoy a wide array of sporting activities, including: soccer, archery, volleyball, and baseball. They will also enjoy art, drama, cooking, water activities, and exciting field trips.
Our staff works diligently to prepare loaded schedules filled with educational games that develop leadership skills, nurture self confidence, and promote friendship, care, concern, and instill a strong sense of Jewish pride.

Will my child be safe?

Our number one priority is to ensure the security of your child. 

While we aim to provide a fun time, with enriching programming in a positive environment, our primary focus will always be on a ensuring Camp Gan Israel is a safe haven for children.

Our staff is trained in First Aid and CPR, and our grounds are vigilantly cleared of any potential hazards. The premises are off limits to all aside from parents and staff members.

Trips are only to locations with a proven track record of child safety, and all campers wear camp T-Shirts and wristbands with the camps information. Parents are welcome to accompany their children on trip days.

Do I have to be affiliated with Chabad?

Camp Gan Israel is for every child, no matter his or her affiliation.

Chabad preaches a non judgmental attitude, and practices the acceptance and tolerance. No human can measure the value of a person, and at our core, we all possess a soul; showing our inherent equality.

What makes your camp special?
There are many factors, including our program which keeps kids engaged and excited to the point that they can't wait to come to camp in the morning. Additionally, Jewish culture is brought to life at Gan Israel. Campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their heritage and a love for Israel.
However our secret is our handpicked team. Our counselors are chosen from an international network of students for their love for children, professionalism, and joyful personalities.
 
 

Dates & Rates: 

Does my child have to come for the entire summer?

No. Children can be enrolled for weekly sessions.

If my child misses a day of camp, may we be reimbursed?

Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse parents for singular days missed. Our minimum session is one week. If you know ahead of time that your child will only be attending certain days of the week on a weekly basis, contact us and we can arrange a pror-rated rate.

When is payment due?

June 4th. 

What are my payment options?

Cash and checks may be mailed or hand delivered. Credit card payments can be via link in your invoice you wil receive upon registering. A 2.9% surcharge should be added when paying by credit card.

Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

There is an early bird discount for applying with a $150 deposit before March 1st.

There is a 5% sibling discount for each sibling enrolled. 

When applying for all 5 sessions you will receive $100 off per child.
Partial scholarship may be available. Scholarship applications must be received before May 1st. 

 

Daily Schedule and Trips 

What does my child need to bring to camp every day?

A bathing suit, sunscreen, a towel, and lunch.

What foods may I send with my child?

No nuts are allowed. No meat products are allowed. Dairy foods are permitted.

Does Camp Gan Israel provide any food?

We provide two healthy snacks daily.

How often do campers go on trips?

Twice a week.

Where are the trips to?

Please see our Camp calendars for our full schedule of trips.

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