At Gan Israel, campers participate in various sports activities, receive expert coaching, and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities. Our sports coach is Greg Sawyer. He has been teaching and coaching different sports for many years. Instructional sports will take place twice each week and will include basketball, hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self confidence makes everyone a winner!

(NO SWIMMING FOR 2020) Campers swim at the YMCA's indoor pool. Each swimming session contains 30 minutes of free-swim and 30 minutes of swim instruction with Red Cross certified instructors. Lifeguard to camper ratio is excellent. Generally, swim days are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Each camper will be tested at the onset of the summer and placed in training groups for personal and group instruction. Our goal is to improve the campers’ swimming skills and motivate them for greater aquatic ability. Rest assured that safety is priority #1.

Every camper will participate in art instruction every week on Wednesdays and Fridays with our veteran art teacher, Mrs. Julie French. Different themes and skills will be explored in art, with campers creating their own masterpieces each week.

Weekly Activities
Weekly activities include art, sports (details above), drama, martial arts, archery, Jewish-themed activity, and baking. Check back soon for our detailed schedules.

Special Events
High-energy events and shows round out the fun at CGI! This summer, we have a full schedule, including a JCrafts Shofar Workshop, Bending Gravity show, mime show, Hobby Quest STEM workshops, human hamster ball racing, and more. 

Special Days
At CGI, every day is special, but some are super-special! We have several of these throughout the summer, including Wild Water Day (water slides, dunk tank, slip & slide), carnival, Inter-camp Day, and more. We also have many dress-up days, relating to the Jewish theme of the week.