“No one puts more care into the care of your child.”

Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine and winter activities. It’s a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the body and soul. It provides your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences.


Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. This is why our staff is the real secret to our success. Our experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each child as an individual. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them. 


Gan Israel 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.   

Activities & Special Events

Our weekly program is enhanced with carnivals, dress-up days, art, music, sports, bunk competition, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more!  Entertainers will come to camp every Friday and we'll also have field trips twice weekly.  We are working through our program to see which of these activities are still possible this year.

Trips on the Go

In a usual year, Gan Israel’s “Trip Days” are well known and are geared to all our camper's interests, are scheduled twice per week and feature excursions to many local attractions.  Example of past trips include Kennywood, Zone 28, Funslides, Carnegie Science Center, Fun Fore All.

Camp Facility

We are excited this summer (2024) to be returning to Community Day School right in the heart of Squirrel Hill! In addition to the excellent indoor space suited for our camp, CDS has fabulous outdoor grounds which we will be using.