About Our Camp


Camp Gan Israel of Naperville is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. The CGI experience is about muchmore than a physical break from school or the usual summer routine. It's about strengthening children's bodies and minds, and combining the fun and excitement of summer break and camp with educational experiences that are innovative, entertaining, and engaging.






Camp Culture


Camp Gan Israel is geared toward all Jewish children ages 3-11 , regardless of affiliation or religious observance. A warm and vivacious Jewish atmosphere sets the tone for camp activities, instilling a spirit of positivity and self-confidence in all of our unique campers. Through lively celebrations, Shabbat parties, engaging stories, and creative art projects, Judaism comes alive in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment.




Activities, Activities, Activities!


The trademark of the Camp Gan Israel experience is tons of diverse activities to keep children interested, active, and engaged. Campers have a blast experiencing all the best of summer break...swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, and field trips.



About the Director

All camp activities will be run by our Camp Director Alta Goldstein.
Camp Gan Israel appeals to both parents and children alike because the activities, field trips, games, songs and projects are planned and developed by our Camp Director Alta Goldstein! 

Alta Goldstein has more than 20 years of experience in early-childhood and childhood education, as well as raising her own six children.  Alta brings a mix of affection, excitement, creativity and encouragement to camp every year. She is warm and caring, as well as passionate about developing games, crafts and activities that help to nurture your child’s Jewish spirit.  Alta is skilled at understanding each individual child and working to ensure that camp is a positive experience for all children.