Welcome to Camp Gan Israel, Our camp, in the beautiful Marin County, is built with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities in a warm, upbeat environment. 

Camp Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine. It is a comprehensive program that includes field trips, swimming, sports, crafts and more. Campers of all ages enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere. At Camp Gan Izzy, your child will experience a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement that will give him or her memories to last the whole year.

Catering to children located throughout Marin County, our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

Our beautiful camp site at Olive Elementary School (at the hills of Mt. Burdell and Rush creek) contains facilities well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, theatre and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

This web site will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call our office at 415-878-6770 or email camp@jewishnovato.com.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Menachem & Adina Landa


 

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.

Staff

Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy camp experience. This is why our staff is the real secret to our success. Our experienced counselors 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.

Culture 
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 appreication, drama, ballet, carnivals, dress-up days, late-nights, nature hikes, 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 art projects.

Trips On The Go 
Gan Israel’s “Trip Days”,  are geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled EVERY DAY and feature excursions to many local attractions our Bay Area has to offer.