Camp Location:

Our campsite is located in Northbrook, IL.

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

Gan Israel is located at 2548 Jasper Ct. in Northbrook.

Please note that sessions are 3 weeks each.

Camp Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Extended Care:

Early care begins at 8:00am 
After care ends at 6:00pm. (Fridays until 4:30pm) 
Cost: Early care is $5/day; After care is $10/day.

Dates: For 2020

Specialty Camps Week: June 22 - June 26

Session 1: June 29 - July 17 
Session 2: July 20 - August 7 (no camp on 7/30 Tisha Bav)

Adventure week: August 10 - August 14

Tuition includes all trips, including late nights, and 1 T-shirt per camper.
There is an additional $45 fee for the overnight. 

2020 Rates: 


Register by 11/17/2019*

Register by 2/16/2020*

Regular Fee


Main Session



2 Sessions





1 Session










Bonus Weeks



Specialty Camp Week





Adventure Week





Extended care:

Early Care

After Care





Hot Lunch:









*Promotional pricing does not apply to bonus week programs or for registrations that are less than 3 weeks.

Transportation Rates:


Per Week



Chicago/Skokie bus




Door to Door Northbrook

Please call our office



Door to Door Other

Please call our office






Drop off


Free Stop

8:20 am

4:30 pm 


(Devon and Richmond)


Adas Yeshurun Stop

8:30 am

4:20 pm


(Touhy and Albany)


Chabad of Skokie Stop

8:45 am

4:05 pm


(Dempster and Karlov)


Parents whose children will be utilizing camp-provided transportation are asked to remain with them until the children have boarded the bus. Counselors on board the bus will supervise the bus ride to camp.

Van Tranportation (Suburbs)

Door to Door van transportation will be provided in the suburbs by 303 taxi school transportation. If you paid for transportation, Marge will be contacting you shortly before camp to discuss the details. Once camp begins, please call Marge with any questions or changes, his phone number is (847) 368-8918. If you can’t reach Marge and it’s urgent, please call Rabbi Scheiman.

Pick Up

Whether your child is taking the bus or getting picked up by a carpool, we must know exactly who is picking up your child from camp or from the bus stop. During the camp registration process, you will be asked for this information.  We will not let your child go home with someone else unless we have parental consent. If you would like to make a change in your child’s transportation arrangement, please call to inform us before noon on the day of changed pick up.

 Specialty Camp Information

Sample morning choices include:

Engineering Camp:

Enter into the fascinating world of robotics. In this exciting STEAM program, students will design, build and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Projects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers, and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics, and robotics engineering. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun, build, and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills! 

Sports Camp:

Learn new skills, improve on existing strengths, and challenge yourself in different team sports led by Chai Athletics! Participants will spend the start of the session working on drills and skills that can help them become a better player in different sports such as, basketball, baseball, football, and more. Campers will also learn about the difficulties of competition as they play in different mini-tournaments within the week. 


Performing Arts Camp: (for girls only)

A one-week course in the art of ballroom dancing and other performing art activities. Campers will learn professional techniques from Katya Kapelnikova who has been teaching and performing for over 30 years. With a focus on ballroom dancing, this course will teach new skills and instill confidence for various performing arts, including singing, drama, and improv.  

Sample afternoon specialty choices include:

Mad Science Camp:                                                                      
Join Mad Science in exploring some of the many fields of scientific study in a fun way! We will learn about and discuss physics, chemistry, space, animals and more in a series of hands on classes. Each day will focus on multiple topics as well as have a cool project to take home!  Led by Mad Science of Northern Illinois staff.

Self Defense Camp:
Learn the art of balancing, coordination and self-defense skills from the talented instructors at Kogan Self-Defense. Campers will have the opportunity to learn brand new skills while engaging in group activities and exercises that are tailored to their own level of experience. 

Creative Arts camp:
A journey through art led by Mrs. Rivkah Hershkovich, experienced preschool teacher, this course will lead campers to discover a multitude of art techniques using different art mediums such as canvas and clay. Campers will have the opportunity to express their creativity while making their own creations and experimenting with new materials.