What are the ages of our campers? Camp Gan Israel is geared for Jewish boys and girls ages 5-12. Our Mini Gan program is geared for children 18 months to 4 years old. Due to Covid: Mini Gan will be accepting campers ages 4. If your child is younger, contact us in May or June and we may be able to accommodate depending on the restrictions at that time.
How Jewish is our camp? Camp Gan Israel is a totally non-judgemental environment made up of campers from all Jewish backgrounds. An individual's level of observance is not stressed. All campers enjoy a shared Jewish spirit through our activities and programs.
'What kind of activities do campers participate in? At camp, campers will participate in:
Awesome field Trips
Jewish Themed activities
Arts & Crafts
And much much more!
Due to Covid: Trips, swimming and other activities may be cancelled or reduced depending on the restrictions and closures in July-Aug. But don't worry - your child is guaranteed to have a great time with many supplementary activities.
What if a camper doesn't want to participate in a particular activity? No camper will be forced to participate in any activity. However, we do encourage campers to try all activities and take advantage of the complete program offered at camp.
Is lunch provided? Lunch is provided for campers every day. We offer child-friendly kosher lunches such as chicken fingers, sandwiches, barbecues, macaroni & cheese, pizza, all accompanied with fresh vegetables and fruits. Bread and spreads are available daily as an alternative to the main meal. We also provide snack twice a day. Camp provides drinking water during all activities.
How do you ensure safety at camp and on trips? Safety is paramount at camp. Your child’s personal health and wellbeing are topmost on our agenda. All of our staff are trained in basic First aid & CPR, and we take every necessary precaution to provide your child with an exciting and safe camp experience.
What does a camper need to bring to camp? Campers should bring the following items to camp:
Athletic clothing and sneakers. Crocs or flip-flops are not allowed at camp.
Hat and sunscreen
Camp provides drinking water during all activities. Campers will be notified when to bring water-activities apparel, or any other specific items.
What should campers refrain from bringing to camp? Cell phone, IPods, portable game systems, money, or anything else of value should be left at home in order to ensure the safety of their belongings, as well as participation in group activities.
Does camp offer financial aid? Yes. There are several local organizations offering scholarships for camp fee. Please follow the links below to apply. - Youth Reach - Jump Start - Aviva Barth Camp fund (opens end of Feb) - Health Star
We also offer refer-a-friend and sibling discounts. Please see Dates & Rates for more info.
Our policy throughout all of our programs is that no Jewish child will be turned away due to lack of funds. If you are in need of assistance, let us know as soon as possible and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Does the camp provide transportation? Yes! There will be school bus transportation to and from camp from Innisfil and Barrie for a fee. You can sign up for this service at the time of registration.
For the Mini Gan, this option is only available currently for the way to camp. If you require the return as well, please let us know as soon as possible. We may be able to connect you with others in your area.
Due to Covid: Currently, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide bus transportation. This will depend on regulations in July-August.