Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities.
 
Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From Mini Gan to our CIT division, campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.
 
Our Mini Gan offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters 4-5 to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children will be guided in organized activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff. Our kiddies are growing fast, this is the place to be!  

Mission Statement

Camp Gan Israel is a summer camp dedicated to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations through a stimulating camping experience.  CGI New Orleans is part of the largest and fastest growing network of day camps, enjoying a reputation as a pioneer in Jewish camping, with innovative ideas and creative activities, to both provide enjoyment and inspire children to try new and exciting things!

This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Zalman and Libby Groner 

More About Our Camp

 
   

“No one puts more care into the care of your child.”

Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine and winter activities. It’s a comprehensive program designed to strengthen both body and soul. It provides your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences. 

Staff

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 counselors 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 them friendship which will last forever! Their love for the children will only be surpassed only by the children’s love for them.

Culture 
Gan Israel campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Weekly Judaic themes are taught through exciting activities, stories, songs, games and contests, which are part of the unique Gan Israel experience. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition. 
 
Activities & Special Events 
Our weekly program is enhanced with choirs, police and fire demonstrations, karate, gymnastics, baking, carnivals, dress-up days, , Bunk competition, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. 

Trips On The Go 
Gan Israel’s “Trip Days”, are geared to the children’s interests are schedualed twice a week, and feature excursions to many local attractions.

Camp Facility

We are located at the new Torah Acadamy building at 5210 W. Esplanade, Metarie, LA 70006.

This spacious indoor and outdoor facilities will enable us to provide campers with summer fun, whatever the weather outside.