Arrival to Camp

Unless in early care, campers come between 8:50 - 9:00 AM and hang out with their counselor & fellow campers before proceeding to the daily lineup at 9:00 AM. 

Lineup includes calisthenics, bunk cheers, and songs, the fun is ready to begin.

At 9:15 AM. the individual bunks day begins! The schedule is varied throughout each day combining sports, trips, swimming and / or waterslide and many fun activities.


All campers go swimming twice a week (except week of July 4th when pool is closed). The facility we use has a big shallow end with a water splashing pad, as well as a deep end for more experienced swimmers. Lifeguards are provided by the facility as well as from the CGI staff. All our staff are CPR certified & attentive to the campers to ensure a safe swim. 

Waterslide & Water Activities:

Camp Gan Israel now has it's own waterslide & water activities every day! (weather permitting)

Other water activities include:

  • The CGI famously fun - Car wash
  • Slip & Slide
  • Water Squirter
  • Water Balloons & more!


If it's fun and in the Triangle area (and sometimes beyond), you can assume we'll be there this summer! Trips include Marbles Museum & Imax, Bowling, Late night at a Durham Bulls Game, Urban Air, Adventure Landing, Angel's Island, Museum of natural sciences & more!

Jewish Theme

Various programs include and vary between:

  • Story Telling
  • Challah Baking
  • Hebrew Songs
  • Special Jewish Art Projects
  • Israel Day at camp
  • Jewish Mock Wedding
  • Learning about Jewish holidays and Mitzvot


Camp Gan Israel’s innovative arts and crafts teach the children to be creative and imaginative. The crafts incorporate various themes in Jewish life as well as fun and useful projects. Campers are sure to proudly look back at the craft of their own hands well after the summer is over. Instructors are brought in to lead the art class.


Children develop sportsmanship, confidence, and the ability to enjoy a variety of sports, including basketball, football, volleyball, creative movement, and more. We also have coaches coming from Soccer shots to lead sporting activities while incorporating values such as sportsmanship, cooperation and respect.


Children get a choice of studio that they would like to explore and take part in, to give them the best time.

Studios include:

  • Dance
  • Art
  • Cooking / Baking
  • Building studio (Magna tiles, Lego, Marble run, Blocks, K'nex, STEM Gears)  
  • Board games
  • Outdoor sports
  • Bubble soccer
  • Outdoor Yard Games
  • Scooters
  • Wiggle Bikes