Welcome to the ninth season of Camp Gan Israel. Whether this is your first summer with us or you have a returning camper, we are delighted that you are joining us and are certain that your child will have a wonderful camp experience.
The counselors and staff at Camp Gan Israel are eager togreet your child with new and exciting programs.
At Camp Gan Israel your child will have the opportunity to bond with other kids of the same age in a ‘bunk’ setting. During bunk time campers’ days are filled with activities, games, song, laughter and lots of camp spirit. A busy and well rounded schedule of fun specialties and exciting trips await your child(ren).
Enclosed in this booklet are Camp Guidelines as well as the Camp Calendar Schedule.
We are looking forward to experiencing a special summer at Camp Gan Israel!
With Warm Regards,
Our camp is located at Chabad of Lake Worth
6450 Melaleuca Ln. Lake Worth FL.
Dates and Times:
Camp runs Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm from June 20-July 15
Extended care is available for your convenience for an additional
fee. The fee schedule is as follows:
8:00 am- 9:00 am is $4 per day.
3:00 pm—5:30 pm is $5 per day.
Please let us know if you need additional before care and after care and we will do our best to accomodate you.
Parents interested in extended care must sign up at least 24 hours in advance and prepay.
You may drop off your child 15 minutes prior to camp start
time. Any child dropped off before that will have to join the before care.
Dismissal is at 3:30. PLEASE BE PROMPT. If a camper is not
picked up by 3:45, they will join the aftercare program and
parentswill be charged accordingly. Campers will only be
released to the designated pick-up person on the registration
If your child’s end of the day arrangement is different from the
usual, you must give a written note to the director. (Do not
leave phone messages) This includes changes in car-pool
arrangements,play dates, etc.
Please avoid calling camp during the day with changes,
unless it is a true emergency. If both parents are out of town,
the camp must be informed. Any person picking up your child
must be on the authorized pick up list, otherwise a note must
be sent with your child to camp.
What Your Child Needs In Camp:
Clothes should be comfortable, washable and appropriate for
camp activities. Clothing, especially outerwear and swimwear,
should be marked with your child’s name.
Campers should be dressed appropriately for camp and being
outdoors in warm weather (shorts, t-shirts, hats). The wearing
of a CGI T-shirt is mandatory on trip days. This is not only to
show pride for Camp Gan Israel, but for everyone’s safety. Trip
days are Tuesdays and Thursday.
T-shirts will be distributed on the first day of camp.
Please have your child wear proper protection from the sun,
such as a hat, sunglasses , sunscreen, etc. Please apply sunscreen before camp, and send along extra sunscreen for
throughout the day.
Please have your child bring a re-fillable water bottle with their
name on it to carry throughout the day. It is important to keep
the campers hydrated.
Lunch will be provided, please let us now if your child has any
Children will be provided with snack.
If a camper becomes ill or is injured during camp, we will apply
appropriate first aid measures and call the parent (if necessary).
A written log will be kept of any sickness or injuries that occur
Communication & Parent’s Participation:
We believe very strongly that open communication between
camp and home is in the best interest of children, staff, and parents.
Our staff is always accessible, if you should need to speak
with your child’s camp counselor, we ask that you either leave a
message or a note and that a counselor will get back to you
within 24 hours.
If you have any concerns or questions or in case of emergency,
you may always contact the Camp Director,
Leah Roseneld 203–676-4229
Jewish Camp Theme:
Camp Gan Israel promotes Jewish culture through various
hands-on activities. Our goal at Camp Gan Israel is to instill
Jewish pride with fun, excitement and spirit.
Gan Israel campers will enjoy a wide array of cooking and
baking activities. Campers will be given the opportunity to use
their creativity to concoct and artfully present delicious foods
and desserts. Recipes used will be related to the theme of the
Campers will enjoy a class full of fun, friends and physical fitness
with instructors from the Purple Dragon Academy of Don
Jitsu Ryu . This exciting course will focus on both the physical
and mental aspects of this Martial Art. To help you reach your
goal of an improved body, stress free focused mind and a
more dynamic spirit. Don Jitsu Ryu is one of the most practical
and complete Martial Arts fighting systems.
High Touch High Tech delivers quality science education and
enrichment programs that ignite a child’s natural curiosity
about science and helps to build problem-solving skills, selfesteem
and the confidence to try something new.
Gymnastics is one of the few sports that use every single
muscle group in the body, while demanding both flexibility and
balance. This is one of the reasons it is known as the basis
for all sports. With a careful eye on FUN, campers will come
away with a better ability to perform complex skills, using a
wide array of gym equipment. Professional instructors from
Children will enjoy using their artistic abilities to create
masterpiecesfor them to take home.
Campers must bring swimsuits, towels and water shoes with
them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Campers may also bring goggles or additional swim gear of
their choice. Please be sure to mark it with your child’s name.
Gan Israel prides itself on its exceptional staff members,
chosenfor their personal warmth, sensitivity and care for each
child. All of our counselors have camping experience.
The camp maintains a low staff camper ratio.
Our counselors are wonderful role models and create
meaningful and loving friendships that last a lifetime.
Calendar for 2017 schedule will be posted shortly.
Museum of Discovery and Science
Off The Wall
Calypso Bay Water Park
HI Touch- Hi Tech
Planet Air Sports
Airboat ride and alligator show
Hi Touch -Hi Tech
Lion Country Safari
Balloon Show/Icee Truck
The Gymnastics Revolution
The Wow Factory