A Project of The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center

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.
Children wait all year to come back to Camp Gan Israel! Campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.
Our picturesque camp sites, serving the boys’ and girls’ divisions, contain beautiful facilities,well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staff work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please contact us at [email protected] .


Esther Kaltmann
Camp Director
614-939-0765 or 614-563-2261  


More About Our Camp

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

Camp Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine and winter activities. It’s a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the 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. 

Camp Gan Israel is renowned for its great spirit, Jewish Pride, and most of all its very special counselors. We have also become a trendsetter in special programming, field trips and family participation. But what we are most proud of are the friendships made between the children, who span the entire spectrum of the Jewish community, and our hand-picked staff.  

It’s the reason that parents 
send their children back to Gan Israel year after year. 

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 experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each child as an individual. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them.

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 Camp Gan Israel experience. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition.


Field Trips
In addition to nature field trips, campers will have the opportunity to enjoy field trips to children's favorites, such as roller skating, bowling, the Columbus Zoo, Magic Mountain, COSI, Hocking Hills and other activities. Additionally, there will be one full day trip (Zoombezi Bay) that will be billed separately. Information concerning this field trip will be sent home with the children prior to the trip.