Spirit Kids Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Spirit Kids Camp Gan Israel is all about health and balance. A healthy mind, body and spirit are all part of a well balanced life. The younger we are the more important it is to provide that balance to ensure proper growth and development. Through hand picked staff, varied and stimulating activities, your child's mind, body and spirit will be nurtured this summer.

Spirit Kids Camp Gan Israel is a summer camp dedicated to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations through a stimulating camp experience.  Our focus on child safety and program quality is unparalleled.  Many children wait all year to come back to Spirit Kids Camp Gan Israel! Campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.  

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.


Bassie Marcus 

More About Our Camp

Our Location!

Our camp is centrally located in Mission Viejo, at the roomy and air conditioned Chabad Jewish Center of MV.  We are situated near playgrounds, swimming pool and activity & sports fields. 

The spacious indoor and outdoor facilities will enable us to provide campers with great summer fun and a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. 

We are close to the 5 freeway.

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.


“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. Our summer programs are all built on the CGI hallmarks of fun, safety and unconditional love. It’s  comprehensive programs are designed to strengthen the body and soul. We provide your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences. They are tailored to be age appropriate and flexible to serve the needs of each child.  Children encounter adventures, excitement, and challenges and each  year “graduate” to a higher division.

Our daily combination of Sports, Swimming, Crafts, Drama and Trips has children motivated, excited and on-their-toes. To run our specialized programming, CGI employs  experienced counselors, coaches, swim instructors, artists and specialists.  We also offer a host of extra curricular activities and programs for the entire family.

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.

Camp 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. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring a unique perspective to life, the beauty and values of our traditions. No level of knowledge of Judaism or observance is required.  
Activities & Special Events 
Our weekly program is enhanced with Olympic type games, police and fire demonstrations, drama, ballet, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, hiking, contests, Shabbat parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts director, campers will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaic projects.

Trips On The Go 
Camp Gan Israel’s “Trip Days”, which are well known, are geared to the children’s interests and feature excursions to many local attractions across Southern California. 

See a video of why kids and parents love this camp.