Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. 


Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! Campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere. 


Our centrally located facility is well suited to provide a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.


This web site will provide you with all necessary information regarding camp. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call us at 630-344-9770


More About Our Camp


Gan Israel 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. 




Gan Israel prides itself on its exceptional staff. All staff come with prior camp experience and a desire to work with kids. Our counselors are highly trained, dedicated, and experienced, and are chosen for their warmth and ability to understand and care for each child as an individual. As positive role models, our counselors provide campers with an enriching summer experience, ensuring that each camper receives personal attention and guidance at all times.


Activities & Special Events 


Days in Camp Gan Israel are filled with diverse, exciting recreational activities, such as sports, swimming,  crafts, Shabbat parties and Jewish themed programs. All activities are carefully chosen to instill a spirit of sportsmanship, self-confidence, leadership and creativity.




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 portrayed 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.  



Trips On The Go 


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