All sessions: June 29 - July 31, 2020

First Week: 06/29 - 07/03 Monday - Friday
8:45am - 3:45pm (After-Care in Issaquah until 4:45pm)

Second Week: 07/06 - 07/10 Monday - Friday
8:45a.m.-3:45pm (After-Care in Issaquah until 4:45pm)

Third Week: 07/13 - 07/17 Monday - Friday
8:45a.m.-3:45pm (After-Care in Issaquah until 4:45pm)

Fourth Week 07/20 - 07/24: Monday-Friday
8:45am-3:45pm (After-Care in Issaquah until 4:45pm)

Special Fifth Week 07/27 - 07/31: Monday-Friday
8:45am-3:45pm (After-Care in Issaquah until 4:45pm)

For Boys and Girls:

Gani Preschool Ages: Children 3 years - entering K*

Gan Izzy Day Camp Ages: Kids entering 1st - 7th grade

Camp Gan Israel fees:

Day Camp: $260 per week

10% off if you register and pay by February 15th 2020

Preschool Camp: $290 per week

$30 Transportation from Bellevue

$30 After-Care per week (After Care is available only at our Issaquah Location)

Location: Chabad of the Central Cascades – 24121 SE Black Nugget Rd. Issaquah WA 98029 


Purpose and Goals

Entering our 16th summer, Gan Izzy Day Camp of Issaquah Sammamish was created in order to provide Jewish children with a comprehensive and meaningful summer program fostering their growth individually, socially and jewishly. The daily schedule includes an exciting mix of sports, crafts, field trips, swimming and other activities. These are designed to be educational, fun and conducive in building character and nurturing friendships.


Camp Gan Israel is geared towards children entering 1st-7th grade. Children come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds.

Gani Preschool camp is geared towards preschoolers 3-Kindergarten


Counselors are chosen for their warmth and personality. One of the highest priorities of Camp Gan Israel is to nurture each camper with personal devotion. Careful consideration is taken to ensure optimum counselor/camper ration.

Gani Preschool Camp: Morah Sabrina Zelezniak will stay on to run the summer program alongside counselors who are hired for the four weeks of camp. This insures familiarity and the same level of care that our preschoolers enjoy during the year


Safety is of primary importance. Contact between the camp director and counselors are maintained throughout the camp day by their presence or way of mobile communications. In case of an emergency, parents or guardians will be contacted promptly.

Transportation from Bellevue/Redmond

A school bus transports the children to the trips. Appropriate conduct and behavior, established by the driver, and is expected of the children. Daily transportation will be provided from the Eastside Torah Center parking lot in Bellevue - 16199 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008.

Pick up will be at 8:30am and drop off at 4:15pm from the Eastside Torah Center Parking Lot.

Gani Preschool Camp: Field trip transportation occurs in a small School bus on Wednesdays (with 3 point harness seats in bus) No need to drop off Boosters

Lunch and Snacks

We provide cold water throughout the day and a good bye snack. Children should bring snack lunches. Please also send your child with a beverage. Please send in Dairy or vegetarian lunches and snacks.


Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays are swim days! Please send your child with a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen clearly labeled with his/her name. If your child is in Level 1,2 and 3 swimming please send him/her with a life vest.

Gani Preschool Camp: We have wading pools, sprinklers and lots of splashing fun, no swimming skills necessary, please bring along a swimsuit, sunscreen and towel


Wednesdays are full trip days. All campers are required to wear a camp symbol T-shirt. These will be distributed on the first day of attendance. Check out our calendar for this summer field trips. Please pack frozen water bottle, sun hat and sunscreen. (and swim gear if it involves water)

Gani preschool camp: Field trips are only half day, please let us know which week you can volunteer to come along.

Professional Specialty Camp

In our quest to provide a wide variety of activities, children attend workshops given by professionals. These include:

Drama led by one of our staff members.

Sports: Led by one a staff coach.

Art: Cooking, cardboard art, knitting, fine arts, Pottery..

Science: rocket building, lego robotics and games of chemistry

Drop off and pick up

Children can be dropped off between 8:45-9:00am inside the shul where you need to sign in your child and picked up between 3:45-4:00pm at the same location.

If your child has been registered for before and/or after care, then drop off will be at 8:00am and pick up at 4:45-5:00pm at our Chabad location.

Important Notice from City of Sammamish:

“Camp Gan Israel” uses the lake and fields at “Beaver Lake park” for their summer activities. Although the camp is on city property we are not liable for any injuries on sight.