Camp Gan Israel

About Us

About Us

Welcome to Camp Gan Israel, where a summer turns into a lifetime of Happy. Fun. Jewish. memories. Our camp enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter in Jewish camping. Since 1985, CGI of San Antonio has been providing children from diverse Jewish backgrounds with quality programming, innovative activities, exciting field trips and a loving environment. 

At Camp Gan Israel, every child is celebrated as a unique individual. Our staff are renowned for their dedication and attention to each and every child. Campers thrive in the warm and all embracing atmosphere. In this space it’s magical to see how the campers gain confidence, make long lasting friends and respect each other. 

Our program is designed to infuse the invigorating spirit of summer fun with the innovation and cutting edge programming that 2024 has to offer. Our professionally run electives, weekly trips, famous Gan Izzy activities, sports instruction, daily swimming, and epic theme days combine for a summer of adventure. JOIN US!

We hope this website will provide you with the information you are seeking to give your child the best summer experience. However, if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to email us at director@ganisraelsa.org.

Looking forward to an incredible summer together.

Camp Facility

 

THE CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE & LEARNING

Our campsite, located at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning at 14535 Blanco Road is uniquely suited for a great camp experience. The spacious indoor and outdoor facilities enable us to provide campers with summer fun. Our fabulous pool is enjoyed by all of our campers. Two specially designed preschool playgrounds, sports court, new playground, and spacious camp room all add to the Camp Gan Israel summer experience.

 

MINI GAN BUILDING

The Mini Gan division is run out of the Gan Gani Preschool building, a state-of-the-art early childhood center. The building's doors are all controlled-access and locked during school hours. The attached tree lined playground provides an age appropriate, gross motor experience complete with a bike track, playscape and sand area.  

 

MINI GAN ANNEX AND ALL PURPOSE ROOM

The Mini Gan Annex consists of another state-of-the-art preschool classroom with its own toddler designed outdoor playground. Attached is the camp All Purpose Room used for activities and programs.

 

 

THE POOL

Camp Gan Israel has an epic on-site outdoor swimming pool, a source of hours of summer fun and friendship. Our pool is locked and monitored by trained and licensed aquatics professionals and professionally maintained.

 

 

IBC CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Since 2020, campers have enjoyed our state of the art, full scale Robinia wood European playground complete with a swing set, an incredible playscape with 2 slides, climbing walls, a bridge, a spinning collaborative carousel, and last but not least, an incredible Parkour set that provides hours of active fun within our beautiful natural shading setting. 

 

WHAT PARENT SAY

"Camp Gan Israel worked tirelessly to launch a fun and safe socially distanced summer camp - complete with on-campus field trips and special activities. After months of isolation, it was just what our daughter needed to return to herself. There is a certain magic to CGI. It offers everything we look for. It's vibrant, fun, nurturing, enriching and wholesome. Some of my daughter's best memories are formed at CGI."  - Shari Leighton 

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"Camp Gan Izzy is the best Jewish day camp there is in San Antonio. Samantha and Lauren look forward to going every summer. Such an amazing experience learning about Judaism and having a blast at the same time, with great friends."  - Lisa Abramson

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"Camp Gan Israel is our favorite place to be every summer! Our children look forward to the dedicated and loving counselors, the nonstop fun, and the incredible friendships they develop. As parents, we know that their Jewish identities are deepened, enriched and made more meaningful. Their summers at Camp Gan Izzy will be some of the highlights of their childhoods. We feel so grateful for the special CGI memories they will carry with them always." - Laurel Bluntzer

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"Gan Izzy gives my kids the opportunity to connect to Judaism while having a blast! They absolutely live for Gan Izzy and we couldn’t imagine a summer without it!"Daniella Fisher

 

Camp Gan Israel

14535 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 | 210-764-0300

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