Welcome to Camp Gan Israel of Chula Vista. CGI is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Each year, from Alaska to Singapore and hundreds of points in between, more than 190,000 children experience the summer camp of a lifetime at CGI. 

Camp Gan Israel is dedicated to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations through a stimulating camp experience.

CGI 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. 

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. 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 is directed by Mrs. Mussie Begun. 

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

Our weekly program is enhanced with talent shows, drama, sports challenges, carnivals, Israeli dancing, dress-up days, late-nights, Shabbos parties, challah baking, and oh... so much more.

Gan Israel’s “Trip Days", geared to the children’s interests, are scheduled twice a week and feature excursions to many local attractions.