Arrival to Camp

Unless in early care, campers come between 8:45-9:00 A.M. and hang out with their counselor or fellow campers before proceeding to the daily lineup at 9 AM. Linup includes calisthenics, bunk cheers, and songs and the fun is ready to begin.

At 9:15 A.M. the day begins! The schedule is varied throughout each day combining sports, trips and fun activities.


Each camper’s schedule has a swimming period. During instructional swim campers are placed in small groups based on their swimming abilities. In these groups they are instructed by a Red Cross certified lifeguard who is also a W.S.I. (Water Swimming Instructor), aided by counselors. Campers also enjoy free swim time, where they can cool off in the refreshing pool and enjoy poolside activities.


If it's fun and in the Triangle area (and sometimes beyond), you can assume we'll be there this summer! Trips include roller skating, bowling, late night at a Durham Bulls or Mudcats game, Defy Gravity, Marbles Museum and/or Musuem of Life and Science, Adventure Landing, overnight trip to Myrtle Beach (for older division), Wet n Wild, Carowinds/Kings Dominion, and more!

Jewish Theme

Various programs include:

  • 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. We are also proud to have Club Scientific and Kidzart come to give hands-on activities that are both fun and educational.


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 come from Kidokinetics to lead sporting activities while incorporating values such as sportsmanship, cooperation and respect.