Camp Location:

Our campsite is located at 2548 Jasper Ct. in Northbrook, IL.

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

 

Our Day Camp is divided into the following options

 

Specialty Week (one week)

School's out but camp hasn't started yet? Sign up for Specialty Week! During this one week, your child will enjoy undivided attention from our special instructors. They'll be teaching them skills such as martial arts, engineering, culinary skills, and creative arts.

Summer Camp (2 sessions)

 

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. 
 

Adventure Week (one week)

After Summer Camp is over, we offer yet another fun-filled week of camp! We go on exciting trips every day.

 


Divisions

Each of our summer programs are tailored to be age appropriate and flexible to serve the needs of each child. With each new division, children will encounter new adventures, excitement, and challenges, all built on the CGI hallmarks of safety, fun, and unconditional love.
 

Main Division

Ages 6-9 
Campers in our main division  thrive in the positive Jewish atmosphere and spirit unique to “Gan Izzy”. Our bunks are led by qualified counselors who are committed to the safety and fun of all campers. Our main division features a  full daily program with bi-weekly trips and specialty activities like Cooking, Sports, Arts and Crafts, and much more. In addition, swimming takes place twice a week under the careful supervision of certified lifeguards.

Pioneers Division

Ages 10-11 
For the budding tweens, the main division activities are spiced up with extra programs, such as team building activities, exciting overnights, additional trips, and of course the campers leave camp with the extraordinary warmth and friendships that are a natural result of a summer at CGI. The pioneer program  is led by our highly qualified and trained counselors who are completely devoted and dedicated to giving their campers the summer of a lifetime. They are leaders who are excited  to impart the timeless values of our heritage and tradition in a way that the campers are able to learn and appreciate them and most importantly, enjoy and take pride in the fact that they are the next link in Jewish History. 

Teen Camp

 For more information, go to our Teen Camp Page


Clubs

During both sessions of our Summer Camp, all campers get to explore their talents and develop new skills with our popular 'Clubs'. Your child gets to choose before the summer which Club they would like to attend. These Clubs take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

This signup is in addition to regular registration 

For Main Division Club signup (This form is currently a sample. It will be updated with the current club information closer to the opening of camp 2021)

For Pioneer Division Club signup  (This form is currently a sample. It will be updated with the current club information closer to the opening of camp 2021)


Hot Lunch Program

 

As an optional service, we have hot lunches available for an additional fee of $28/week. they can be ordered during the registration process, or by emailing the camp office. As in the past, campers are welcome to bring their own lunches from home and CGI will provide a snack and plenty of drinks for all campers throughout the day. Our hot lunches are catered by Chicago Tailgators of Skokie.

Click here for a sample menu 

 


Specialty Week 

Sample 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! 


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. 

 

 


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.