Camp Gan Israel Seattle will be better than ever in 2016!
New this year, by popular demand, is an additional week. So, your kids can enjoy from one to five weeks of fun-filled activities, exciting field trips, fascinating special guests--all under the guidance of inspiring and loving counselors.
Please register your children now for a unique summer Jewish day camp experience offering fun that lasts a summer and memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
Looking forward to seeing you and your children,
Rabbi Kavka and the whole Gan Izzy staff
Note: Your child will not be accepted into Camp activities unless registration has been completed with all required information, and payment in full has been made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Camp Gan Israel Seattle (CGIS) is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. The Camp Gan Israel network enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and involving activities.
Camp Gan Israel Seattle is the North End's favorite Jewish day camp. Parents tell us that their children wait with growing anticipation all year long for camp to start. Affectionately known as Gan Izzy, CGIS has been the North End's go-to summer day camp for over two generations of Seattle area's Jewish children aged 2-1/2 - 12. The Gan Izzy experience is grounded in love and respect for the children, their counselors, families and community. The joys of Judaism come alive through a program that integrates exciting field trips...engaging arts and crafts...involving games, sports and swimming...and captivating visiting specialists. All this within a non-judgmental context of the richness and warmth of Jewish values, traditions and heritage.
This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. And, if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call me at 206-730-2775.
Rabbi Abe Kavka
More About Our Camp
“No one puts more care into the care of your child.”
Camp Gan Israel Seattle is so much more than a physical break from the routine of school. It’s a wholesome summer day camping experience grounded in our comprehensive program designed to invigorate the body as it enriches the soul.
Campers from a wide range of backgrounds forge lasting friendships with each other and a love of and appreciation for Jewish values, heritage and culture.
The best camping experience is one built on an understanding of child development--which is why our staff is the real secret of our success. Our experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for and respect each child as an individual. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Some of them were, themselves, Gan Izzy campers. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them enduring friendship. Their love for our campers is surpassed only by the children’s love for them!
Camp Gan Israel Seattle campers come to have a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and an abiding love for the Land of Israel. Weekly Judaic themes are taught through exciting activities, stories, songs, games and contests, combined with group discussions and educational programs. The beauty of Jewish values, culture and tradition come alive for our campers. Their shining eyes and joyous voices at the weekly Shabbos parties let us know that the Jewish spark is alive and well in the next generation!
Activities & Special Events
Our weekly program is enhanced with choirs, police and fire demonstrations, drama, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, hiking, bunk competitions, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and oh... so much more! Under the direction of our experienced crafts director, campers enjoy the opportunity to express their unique creativity through Judaica projects that they can bring home and proudly display.
Trips On The Go
Camp Gan Israel Seattle's highly anticipated “Trip Days” are geared to the campers’ interests, are scheduled a few times a week and feature excursions to many local attractions.