At Gan Israel, campers participate in various sports activities, receive expert coaching, and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities. Our sports coaches are Shanilya Bush and Matt Zuckerman. They have both been teaching and coaching different sports for over 10 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!

Campers swim at the JCC's large 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 expert 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. Click here for our brochure with 2018's special activities, or click here for our detailed calendars for each division.

Special Events
High-energy events and shows round out the fun at CGI! This summer, we have a full schedule, including a Lego STEM workshop, Chinese acrobat show, Alien Invaders animal show, Kosher chocolate factory workshop, and more. Bring the Hoopla TM is an innovative program debuting this year at CGI.

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, American Ninja Warrior Day, Around the World Day, and more. We also have many dress-up days, relating to the Jewish theme of the week.