Camp Gan Israel of Central NJ - Piscataway is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities.
Many children have been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.
The regular camp is for children ages 3-11 and the Girls Travel Camp is for ages 9-11. The children are guided in organized activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff. This is the place to be!
Our facilities are well suited for a full program of swimming, sports, games, electives, crafts, and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staff work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.
“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. 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.
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 activities and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition.
Activities & Special Events
Our weekly program is enhanced with specail entertainers, carnivals, dress-up days, bunk competition, exciting electives, inspirational Shabbatons, Grand Tzivos Hashem Club & prize store, Camp-wide Shabbos parties that include Challah baking and edible crafts, 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, are 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.