Camp Gan Israel - CGI at Chestnut Hill - is one of Boston's Premier Jewish Camps. CGI focuses on creating a nurturing, supportive environment where each child feels a sense of belonging. It is led by a staff carefully selected for their personal warmth, sensitivity and ability to connect to each child. CGI enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and an impressive array of activities.

Creating. Growing. Imagining. C. G. I. at Chestnut Hill.

Our Mini Gan offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters from 30 months-5 years to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children are guided in organized activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff. Our mini gan'ers are growing fast, this is the place to be!

Campers aged 6-13 enjoy a robust camp program that includes all the traditional camp activities and more. Swimming, arts, sports, field trips as well as specialty camps in theater, tennis, and woodworking.

Our picturesque camp site contain beautiful facilities,well suited to 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.


Grunie Uminer
Camp Director


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.


CGI staff is made up of experienced teachers, educational professionals, Jewish leaders, college and high school students and child development specialists. Every member of our staff has a deep commitment to the well-being of each child and is committed to providing a sage and secure environment where children thrive.

Our leadership possess a wealth of knowledge and experience. 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.

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.

Activities & Special Events
Our weekly program is enhanced with choirs, Olympic type games, drama, dance, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, hiking, bunk competition, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and .. oh... so much more. Under the direction of our experienced arts and crafts directors, campers will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaica projects.

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

Mission Statement

CGI is committed to providing a superb day camp experience for Jewish children in the Greater Boston Area.
We offer outstanding athletic, sports, and creative arts programs under the guidance of professional instructors who are all highly qualified in their fields. Family-oriented programs are also an important aspect of our camp and we encourage parental participation in these special moments for your children.