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Our Belief

Summer is a time when children want to be free to explore in innovative and adventurous environments. Camp Gan Israel of the Tri-Valley offers a variety of fun and enriching opportunities to capture kids’ imaginations and to celebrate their Jewish pride. Traditional camp activities, hiking, art, sports, outdoor survival, and field trips galore make for a summer not to be forgotten!

  • We encourage campers to participate, to try their best, make new friends, and to be proud of their Jewish identity.

  • We believe that strong morals and values enrich children’s lives.  

  • Our counselors model it. Our campers live it!

  • Camp Gan Israel is the ideal size day camp for children.

  • Arts and athletics programs are designed with children in mind. They are age appropriate and allow for high-quality instruction.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Gan Israel family!


Rabbi Josh & Chavie Zebberman


We have a deep commitment to the well-being of each child. Together we have more than 15 years of camping and educational experience.


Rabbi Josh


Rabbi Josh, himself a Camp Gan Israel alumni, has worked in camps in Southern California and Canada. He is passionate about education and is involved year-round in programming for Jewish education and experience. He holds a master's in marriage and family therapy and understands how a wholesome summer experience can impact today's youth.



Chavie has spent the last 10 years as an early childhood educator. She will be there to guide our wonderful staff and to ensure a top-notch camp program. She is involved in many aspects of camp, including hiring and training staff, planning special events, registration and more.

Our Staff

Our Gan Israel staff are renowned for their dedication and love for their campers. Campers will thrive in the fun, safe and, upbeat camp atmosphere, making friends, gaining confidence, and developing a positive  Jewish identity. At Camp Gan Israel every camper is viewed as a unique individual.


  • Our head staff possess a wealth of knowledge and experience. They mentor and guide our counselors and actively communicate with camp families.  

  • 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 look forward to welcoming you to the Gan Israel family!

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