Camp Gan Izzy is a local summer camp where your children will enjoy days filled with spirit, joy and friendship. We enjoy a large campus, loads of on site activities, swimming, beach days, spirit days, field trips and more. While our campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage, children from all walks of life are welcome. Gan Izzy campers are known for their lively camp spirit at camp or on the go. Camp provides daily lunches and snacks. Our staff is CPR and first aid trained.
Welcome to Camp Gan Israel
Foundations of Gan Izzy:
• We strive to encourage campers to participate, to try their best, express
themselves, make new friends, and to be proud of their Jewish identity.
• Our belief is that strong morals and values enrich children’s lives.
• Our counselors model it-our campers live it!
• Arts and athletics programs are designed with children in mind. They are age appropriate and allow for high quality instruction.
• 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.
What people say about us
Our Happy Parents
“"Everyday, Camp Gan Izzy offers a warm, fun-loving environment balanced with inspiring activities. Kids get excited about Camp Gan Izzy exciting field trips and one-of-a-kind art projects. On Fridays, they look forward to singing Shabbot songs and eating sweet challah! I would highly recommend Camp Gan Izzy. It is a special place where your child will develop, flourish, and in their own little world, have the time of their life while being nurtured with Jewish values."”Vicky M.
“"Camp Gan Israel is a fabulous camp for kids of all ages. My daughters Talia, 4 and Jaden, 8 could not stop talking about how much fun they had. Elka and her staff are so nuturing, loving and give the kids a great time. Both girls plan to return this summer!"”Keren T.
“"My children, ages 5 and 3, loved every minute of Camp Gan Izzy. From the warm and nurturing counselors (not to mention coaches, music, karate and other teachers), to seeing their friends old and new, and the many daily activities, including sports, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips, my kids simply couldn’t get enough. Every afternoon they left smiling, and couldn’t wait to be back the next morning. Even today – 6 months later – they talk about their counselors and sing camp songs. (“Ruach Rubies” and “Jewish Gems” are their favorites.) Both are looking forward to the summer so they can go back to Camp Gan Izzy for more fun!"”Sylvia K.
“"Our boys, Joshua and Jonathan, attended Camp Gan Israel of Pacific Palisades during summer and they had a great time. The fantastic camp counselors greeted them with cheerful faces and hugs every morning. We were impressed by the staff attentiveness and supervision. Different activities, including: music, gymnastics, arts, and water play kept them involved while enjoying socializing with their peers. Our boys are counting days to summer when they can go to Chabad camp again."”Sharona and Jimone Berookhim
“"My son Brendan loves Camp Gan Israel. He has attended other camps in the past and has never been as happy and secure as he is at Camp Gan Israel. Each and every one of the camp counselors run the camp with love and acceptance for each and every child. There is never a dull moment at Camp Gan Israel because there are fun and exciting activities planned every single day. Camp Director, Elka Baitelman runs an excellent summer camp."”Beth S.
Camp Gan Israel has been providing a unique Jewish summer camp experience to our campers and families since 1996. Our specialty is building confidence, independence and friendships facilitated by a most nurturing staff and outstanding programming.
In addition to a great on-campus experience, there are also regular trips to childrens’ favorite places. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self-confidence makes everyone a winner! We work hard to keep our campers constantly engaged in a fun, safe, and Jewish environment.
Our camp is divided into bunks by age. Each bunk’s activities are catered to the needs, likes and abilities of its campers. This ensures that every camper has a fantastic experience every single day.
Our staff is busy planning the theme and schedules for the coming summer. Stay tuned for more information on our exciting plans
Gan Israel Is Much More Than A Physical Break From The School Routine. 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.
We are teachers, educational professionals, Jewish leaders, college and high school students, and child development specialists. Every member of our staff is committed to providing a safe and secure environment where children thrive.
- Every counselor is carefully selected for their personal warmth, sensitivity and ability to connect to each child.
- Staff is intensively trained, including CPR and first aid.
- We work together to ensure that each child’s individual needs, and the group’s needs are met.
- We create an environment where campers build confidence, try new things, express themselves, have FUN and feel proud to be Jewish!
Camp Gan Israel is a secure facility.
Our facility is gated off from public access. A security guard is stationed at the Gan Israel entrance at all times. All visitors must check in at the front gate and inside the main lobby. Only campers may enter or exit through the carpool entrance on Los Liones.
No camper is released without clearance from camp directors. Campers may only be released to a parent or persons authorized to pick up the camper. Please advise the camp office in writing of a different or new pickup person.
We are fortunate to be neighbors with Fire Station 23.