About Gan Israel Berkeley

At Camp Gan Israel Berkeley, we're proud to be part of the world's largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps. Since 1975, we've been providing the community with innovative programming, exciting activities, and an unforgettable summer experience.

Our camp is known for its dedicated and passionate staff, who work tirelessly to create a fun, engaging, and safe environment for campers of all ages. Our campers thrive in this atmosphere, making new friends, gaining confidence, and developing a positive self-image. We view every child as a unique individual and strive to provide them with the best possible experience.

Our schedule is packed with exciting activities, including studios, workshops, trips, entertainers, and overnight camping. We're constantly updating our programs to ensure that campers have the best possible summer experience.

Many of our camp alumni return to become staff members and alumni are now sending their own kids to Camp Gan Israel, to indulge them with the fun and memorable experiences they received as campers.

If you're looking for a summer camp that will make a lasting impact on your child, look no further than Camp Gan Israel Berkeley. Join us for a summer of adventure and memories that will last a lifetime.


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Camp Counselors

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, chosen from all around the globe, are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each child as an individual. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising lasting friendships and guidance. Their devotion to the children is truly reciprocated by the children's love of them.

Jewish Pride  

Camp Gan Izzy campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in our Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel.  Weekly Judaic themes are taught through exciting activities.  Stories, songs, games, Challah baking, Shabbat parties, arts and crafts and more, are all part of the unique Camp Gan Israel experience. From the songs we sing to the crafts we make, our camp's spirit is infused with the love and excitement of Judaism, all of which takes place in a fun and relaxed environment.

Activities & Special Events   

Days at Camp Gan Izzy are filled with a wide variety of exciting activities, tailored to the age group and interests of the children.  All of our campers will enjoy twice-weekly swimming, sports, engaging shows, carnivals, hands- on crafts, specialty activities with experienced instructors, baking, theme/dress up days, and Shabbat party! For more on our activities and special events see our camp schedule. 

Trips On The Go   

Fun-filled weekly field trips to different places throughout the Bay Area keep your camper going all week long.  Some of these trips may include the Oakland Zoo, Lawrence Hall of Science, Boating, Rockin' Jump, and waterparks. We work hard to keep your camper constantly engaged in a fun, safe and Jewish environment! 

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