The Gan Israel network of summer camps was founded by the Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory over 60 years ago. Gan Israel literally means the Garden of Israel and it is here that seeds of the Jewish future are planted. This summer, Chabad is planting a new garden in the sunshine state of Florida and it will be the most beautiful garden yet.
CKids Gan Israel is much more than fun and games. It’s where children learn the importance of caring, tolerance, patience and working with others. It’s where children experience first-hand the richness, excitement & warmth of Judaism.
CKids Gan Israel strives to bring out the best in each child's character and personality, nurturing a sense of Jewish pride and belonging. It is at CKids Gan Israel that your child will receive the nourishment to grow to fulfill his innermost and fullest potential.
CKids Gan Israel is situated on a picturesque 20-acre property which is located in the heart of South Florida, near the Florida Everglades and is on the edge of a national Wildlife Refuge.
Amenities on the property currently include 8 air-conditioned buildings that can spaciously accommodate over 100 people. There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen, dining room, game room, huge swimming pool, 7-acre paintball field, boardwalk and nature trails, and basketball and beach volleyball courts. With a 30×60′ pool, a pond with canoes, high and low rope courses, climbing tower and children’s playground, the camp facility promises to deliver a fantastic summer.
Your son will sleep peacefully in luxury in one of our air-conditioned bunkhouses that include indoor bathrooms with private showers and individual closets.
Our dynamic camp program instills an everlasting sense of Jewish pride in our campers. CKids Gan Israel combines a variety of Outdoor Adventure, Arts, Aquatics, Athletics, Jewish Experiences, and Extra-Curricular activities to give your child the most amazing summer.
Our carefully planned programs cover a broad range of exciting activities that cater to children with varying interests and skill levels. Campers will explore new pursuits while participating in their favorite summer activities. Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Hockey are just some of the wonderful sports that campers will play as they learn new techniques and skills from their counselors.
Campers will enjoy boating in our private lake, and delight in our Olympic size outdoor pool during the hot days of June all while being supervised by our professional Red Cross-Certified lifeguards.
Campers will also experience the Shabbat of a lifetime in a Jewish environment that is unparalleled. Together with their new Jewish friends, they will sing and dance and enjoy the thrills of Shabbat in a remarkable setting unique to Jewish overnight camp. It’s an experience that cannot be missed.
Summer at CKids Gan Israel is guaranteed to provide friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
CKids Gan Israel has recruited extraordinary staff with extensive camping experience that will ensure your child will have an excellent and safe summer. We have small bunk sizes so that every camper receives extra attention and exceptional staff supervision.
We have a certified Red Cross lifeguard keeping the pool and lake safe and a licensed EMT on premise at all times.
Every staff member is required to undergo a complete training program to make sure they are equipped to handle every situation that arises while providing campers with a very enjoyable camp experience.