Welcome to Camp Gan Israel of Roslyn! Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest-growing network of Jewish camps in the world, and over the years has developed into one of the finest summer programs in the area, with a well earned reputation as a trendsetter of innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. Involving the total child, Gan Israel provides a diverse and high quality program for children from all Jewish backgrounds and affiliations. From toddlers through tenth grade, many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel!
Our real success lies in our outstanding staff. Our counselors are known for their responsibility, personal warmth, and ability to care for each child as an individual. Each counselor is a role model for his or her campers, creating friendships that last forever. Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children's love for them.
Our main camp is located on the beautiful grounds of the NY Institute of Technology Old Westbury Campus. Click here for location information. We offer convenient door-to-door AIR-CONDITIONED bus transportation provided by the reputable EDUCATIONAL BUS TRANSPORTATION company, who are known for their impeccable record of safety and reliability.
Campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities, arts & crafts, trips, fishing, challenging sports with professional coaches, elective ‘fun shop’ workshops, Jewish discovery sessions, and much more. We offer a full program of both recreational and instructional swimming supervised by a professional staff of certified lifeguards and swim instructors.
We also offer a Friendship Circle inclusion program for children with special needs.
Beginning at 18 months, your child will be able to experience the fun and joy of Camp Gan Israel in our special Toddler Program. Experienced, caring, early-childhood staff will help your child develop important skills in a warm, nurturing environment. The Kiddie Camp division, for children entering nursery and pre-k, features age appropriate activities and weekly on-site amusements, ensuring a program that your child will immensely enjoy and benefit from.
Campers entering 5th and 6th grades join the Pioneer Division and enjoy extra privileges such as overnight camping, late-night activities of laser-tag, BBQs and much more!
Our increasingly popular “C.I.T. and Junior C.I.T. Teen Travel Camp” combines leadership training with non-stop fun and action! Paintball shooting, six flag amusement parks, go-karting, canoeing, 1-day trips and 3-day trips, there’s never a dull moment for these teens entering 7th through 10th grades! There are limited places in this program, so sign up quickly!
This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. We look forward to hearing from you soon and spending a great summer with your child/ren. To request a registration package or for any further information please call us at (516) 484-3500.
Yaakov and Devorah Reiter
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.
Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. This is why our staff is the real secret to our success. All of the main counselors are at least sophomore college students who are chosen for their experience and responsibility, and are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each child as an individual. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. 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.
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 choirs, Olympic type games, police and fire demonstrations, drama, ballet, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, color war, hiking, bunk competition, Shabbat parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... 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, all geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled a few times a week and feature excursions to many local attractions as well as across the State.