About our camp

Camp Gan Israel, West Hartford is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish camps in the world. 

Our camp enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs, FABULOUS trips and new activities being introduced constantly.

A summer at Camp Gan Israel instills pride in our Jewish heritage and the Land of Israel in a fashion that is uniquely ours. Our camp program and activities are imbued with Jewish ambiance and culture. Challah baking, stories, Israeli dance, Drama, Jewish songs, group discussions and the most decorative of Jewish crafts, combine to create an atmosphere of joy, fun and spirit in each child that attends!

We offer a 6 week summer program  for children ages 3-12. Parents may sign up for the entire summer or on a weekly basis. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 3:45 pm with early and after care options. Campers in our Arts & Nature Preschool division can choose a 9:00 -1:00 half day option as well.



OUR divisions

Arts & Nature Camp (Preschool ages 3-5) provides children with vibrant outdoor and art experiences, building upon their natural affinity for the outdoors, and their innate sense of creativity.
Grand Gan
(ages 5-10) offers a wide range of activities and electives. Campers also enjoy specials, swimming and field trips twice a week.
Pioneers (girls, 5th grade +) is perfect for the older camper for a unique camp experience. Pioneers enjoy frequent field trips, day workshops, hikes, and a mentoring program with Grand Gan campers.