What to Bring to Camp
Camp T-shirts must be worn on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Campers must bring a water bottle daily.
Campers must wear sneakers to camp
Sunscreen - Please apply sunscreen on your child each morning. If you would like your child to re-apply sunscreen during the day, please send sunscreen labeled with their name. Spray on sunscreen is highly recommended. The sunscreen is stored at camp.
Cap / Hat
Parent Information book
Our parent information book for summer 2021 is currently being updated.
What age children is the camp for?
CGI is for boys and girls entering kindergarten through entering 8th grade. Our program is carefully and thoughtfully developed to be age and developmentally appropriate for these ages across the board, from swim and sports, to specialties and arts.
Where is the camp based?
CGI is based out of Chabad of the Tri-Valley: 3370 Hopyard Road. The building will be secure and outfitted for camp.
How religious is Camp Gan Israel?
CGI is a non-judgmental, non denominational camp for boys and girls of all Jewish backgrounds. All children will enjoy a shared Jewish spirit through songs and projects.
When must campers wear a camp shirt?
We require that all campers wear a Camp Gan Israel shirt on Mondays and Wednesdays. While on field trips camp shirts distinguish our campers and staff from other visitors and we are instantly recognizable to each other.
How does my camper find a lost item?
We encourage you to mark items your child brings to camp with his/her name. Shirts, backpacks, etc. are identical and individual items are difficult to identify without a label. Lost & Found items are available at the camp office. Please contact us regarding specific items and we'll do our best to help you locate them.
How do I arrange to pick up my camper during the camp day?
If you have to pick up your camper during the day, please notify our office. Once we are aware of your arrival time, we can arrange to have your camper ready for you. Please note that no camper will be released to ANYONE without parental permission.
Can my camper bring a precious item to camp?
We do not encourage your child to bring expensive toys, gadgets, jewelry, etc. to camp. CGI supplies everything campers may need.