Sports & Athletics

At Gan Israel, campers participate in a variety of sports activities, receive expert coaching and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities. Our sports coaches are professional physical education instructors who teach with patience, guidance and encouragement. Individual and group training will allow each camper to end the summer a better athlete. Our focus on good sportsmanship and self confidence makes everyone a winner!

Sports Academy (Grades 3-6) is an intense sports program for the beginner, intermediate, advanced, or competitive level athlete who simply loves sports! Campers who enroll in Sports Academy will receive top-notch instruction from professional coaches while learning about sportsmanship, gaining confidence, and just plain having fun. They will learn the fundamentals of basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, and will also participate in tournaments, skills contests, and inter-camp games. Sports Academy will run during two of the three non-trip days every week, while regular activities are taking place for the other campers, so Sports Academy campers will not miss any trips or swimming sessions.

Swimming & Instruction

Swimming training and technique improvement are under the guidance of Red Cross/Nassau County Certified Water Safety Instructors. For those campers signed up for swimming instruction, each camper will be tested at the onset of the summer and placed in appropriate training groups for instruction. Our goal is to utilize the swimming time at camp to improve the campers’ swimming skills and motivate them for greater aquatic ability. Rest assured that safety is priority #1.