Camp Gan Israel


Mini Gan Izzy - 18 months - Pre K

Our experienced, certified teachers provide fun, love and care in a specially designed program where our youngest campers, get a real summer camp experience. Each new week focuses on a different theme that is brought to life through multiple sensory experiences, art, cooking, dramatic play and music. Mini Gan is the perfect blend of a safe preschool environment and fun outdoor camp. In addition to the familiar preschool fun and routine, your child will also receive the best professional instruction and most exciting experiences that San Antonio has to offer.

A Typical Fun Filled Week:

  • Outdoor Adventures: Enjoying the natural outdoors with our beautiful preschool playground, bicycle track, sports, treasure hunts, animal visitors, and more!
  • Jewish Fun Time: Interactive fun learning about Mitzvot, nourishing #pintsizedproudjews.
  • Swimming Instruction: With a certified lifeguard and swim instructor our Mini Gan campers swim once or twice a week (depending on their age) with their counselors to make for a small camper to staff member ratio. They get to splash and enjoy while practicing swimming skills and cultivating a positive association with the water. 
  • Art Exploration: A child led experience cultivating creativity through different art mediums. 
  • Daily Snacks: A rotation of healthy snack served by the children providing an opportunity for responsibility, grace, and courtesy.
  • Mini Gan Izzy Water World: The wonderful world of water play comes to life in our new daily water experience!
  • Professional Instruction: A chance to explore their world through science, theater, art, cooking, and sports. including. TOTS basketball and Lil Tots Gymnastics.
  • Music and Movement: Build motor skills while dancing to the music and practicing self-expression.
  • Daily Down Time: They've ran, explored, and exhausted their little brains and bodies, some soft music and relaxation to enjoy the rest of their fun filled day.
  • Mini Gan Shabbat Experience: Every Friday Mini Gan is treated to an exciting special guest performance. This is a favorite time of the week where the campers enjoy Shabbat songs, dancing and more Shabbat fun.
  • Theme Days: One of the elements that make Mini Gan special is our weekly Theme days. The children enjoy carefully planned and memorable activities based on our weekly theme.

Gan Izzy Gadol - Entering Kinder - 6th Grade

In a few words; Lots of action, spirit and connection! Our Gan Izzy Gadol program provides an exciting array of fun and stimulating activities, trips and experiences, under the direction of our incredibly loving and nurturing staff and our popular, professional instructors. Campers will enjoy a well-rounded camp experience that is second to none!

Gan Izzy Gadol Basics

  • Free swim and swim instruction
  • Jewish pride and learning
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kosher cooking and Challah baking
  • Electivities and Professional Instruction
  • Trips
  • Special Activities – carnivals, hunts, skits, theme days, Rockin with Rabbi, Shabbat parties, game shows and more!
  • Sports! Coached by professional instructors, including: Soccer, Basketball, Kickball, Baseball, Zumba and more!

Junior Gan Izzy - Entering K - 2nd grade

Our Junior Gan Izzy division within Gan Izzy Gadol features trips and electivities geared to their age and interests, making for a fun time that excites but doesn't overwhelm. Each bunk is treated to one late night at camp (dinner and special activities) per summer. 

Sabras enter 3rd - 6th grade

Sabras trips and electivities are selected with their age and interests in mind to maximize their time at camp for the most fun and exploration possible. Each bunk in Sabras is treated to one overnight in camp per summer.

Pioneers - Girls entering 6th & 7th

This is a very special year that our girl campers look forward to from junior Gan Izzy! Complete with an extra trip per week and pioneer special privileges and perks our pioneers enjoy a special summer focused on being a proud young Jewish girl and having a blast doing it.

Junior Counselor - Girls entering 8th - 10th

Our past campers and teens of this age, now involved in camp at the staff level bring so much to Gan Izzy and our campers. They have so much to give and our campers love their special connections with our JCs. This is an opportunity for them to gain experience, fulfill volunteer hours and create meaningful connections with camp staff. You can apply for this position link.


Stay tuned for a full, awesome, detailed schedule for Mini Gan and Gan Izzy Gadol for 2024 coming soon! Will include CGI field trips for Gan Izzy Gadol! 

Camp Gan Israel

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

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