Dear Parents,

Welcome to Camp Gan Israel of Venice!

We are delighted that you will be joining us and we are certain that your children will have a wonderful camp experience. The counselors and staff at Camp Gan Israel are eager to greet your children and there are many exciting programs planned for this year.
 
CGI is committed to providing a superb day camp experience for Jewish children in the ​South County Area.
 
We offer outstanding athletic, sports, and creative arts programs under the guidance of professional instructors who are all highly qualified in their fields. Family-oriented programs are also an important aspect of our camp and we encourage parental participation in these special moments of your children's lives.
 
This website will provide you with all the necessary information regarding camp. However, if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call us at 941-493-2770 or email: Rivka@chabadofvenice.com.
 
We are looking forward to an amazing summer! 

Warmly,

Chaya Rivka Schmerling

MORE ABOUT OUR CAMP: 

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.

Staff

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. 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.

Culture 
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 performances, songs, games, police and fire demonstrations, drama, carnivals, dress-up days, color war, bunk competition, Shabbat parties, Challah baking, and so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts director, campers will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaica projects.

Trips On The Go 
Gan Israel’s “Trip Days,” which are well known, are geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled a few times a week, and feature excursions to many local attractions.