Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Out-of-the-Box CGIS?

This is an innovative, one-of-a-kind virtual camp experience that is way more than your usual Zoom sessions. Camp Gan Israel Seattle is partnering with CKids International to bring our campers this unique program. Activities are age-appropriate, and include an exciting array of Jewish entertainment and unique activities, ranging from quiet and contemplative to active and noisy. Features include incredible shows with performers both local and from around the world, exciting games and challenges, fun crafts, and more.   

All activities are introduced and led by a carefully-selected group of leaders who are talented, engaging, and skilled at seeing to it that every camper is having a blast. Be prepared to hear happy sounds throughout the morning!


Who is this camp for?

Children ages 4-10!  


How much help will my child(ren) need?

Children who are old enough to read (ages 4 - 10) can participate from home with minimal adult involvement. Younger children (4-6) will need at-home assistance for certain activities, either from an older child or an adult. (Some families are choosing to enlist teen family members or sitters to oversee the younger campers. Some families are pairing up and sharing teenage sitters.)


What about supplies?

We supply everything you need! Before the first week, campers receive a main package of craft supplies for use throughout the summer. In addition, before each individual week of camp begins, campers receive a "Package of the week" containing everything needed for that week's special activities. Packages are available for pickup on the Sunday prior to each week of camp. Note: Food and baking items are not included in the supply boxes, but we will contact you via email each Sunday during camp with a list of any food items you will need for the week.


By when do we need to register?

Act fast! Week 1 registration is opening this Sunday, June 21st, and will close Wednesday, June 24, 2020

To register for weeks 2 through 4, registration will close the Sunday one week in advance.

This is so we can order enough supplies, and staff accordingly, to create a great quality program for your children. If you miss the Sunday cutoff, we cannot guarantee a supply box for your child. Slots are limited, and available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will close once capacity has been reached.

Week 1 registration closes Wednesday, June 24
Week 2 registration closes Sunday, June 28
Week 3 registration closes Sunday, July 5
Week 4 registration closes Sunday, July 12


What about dates and hours?

Choose any or all of these week sessions of rollicking good times:

Week 1: June 29 - July 3, 2020
Week 2: July 6 - 10, 2020
Week 3: July 13 - 17, 2020
Week 4: July 20 - 24, 2020

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


How much does this amazing program cost?

The weekly cost for this program is:

$130 for the first camper; $95 sibling. There is also a $50 registration fee per camper to cover administrative costs and includes a welcome box with essential craft supplies that will be used throughout all the weeks of camp.

* If these fees are beyond your reach, please contact Rabbi Kavka at 206-730-2775 for a confidential fee adjustment.

* The actual cost of this program is significantly higher than these nominal fees. We are grateful for your tax-deductible donations to camp.