Weekly Camp Intensives

We are excited to introduce weekly camp intensives. Each week of camp, a new Specialty program will join us. This allows campers a full week emersion, engaging in the new specialty each day that week and gaining new experiences and expertise. We are delighted to be offering the following Intensives:

Wilderness Survival

Tim Swanson of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival will instruct campers in debris shelters, knife use/safety/sharpening, fire building with modern tools. Tim is a highly-skilled, wilderness survival expert whom seeks to empower, inspire, and connect people of all backgrounds to the natural landscape.


STEMentors of Newton High School North will be partnering with Camp Gan Israel and our highly experienced STEM Instructor to offer a week of  STEM exploration. Activities are station-based and focus on a central science concept, such as static electricity, motion/forces, geology, thermodynamics, the human body, electricity/circuits, and more! All stations are hands-on and allow the children to explore. We encourage the children to stretch their brains as we ask them questions such as "Why do you think this happened?" and "What will happen when we do this?"

Wood Working

The Elliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will instruct campers for a full week of wood working. Children learn basic woodworking skills starting with simple projects, using hand tools.


ImprovBoston will join us for a week of Improv games and instruction. For more than 35 years, ImprovBoston’s talented and accomplished performers have entertained, enlightened and engaged audiences of all ages. ImprovBoston is dedicated to fostering a culture of support, creativity, critical thinking and joyful collaboration through laughter and the spirit of improvisation.


Chimal Circus Arts will join us for a week for as they transform our gymnasium into a circus tent. Campers will experience the true circus atmosphere by learning routines of various disciplines. Under the guidance of professional circus artists, campers will study the basic skills of circus arts. They are given the opportunity to challenge themselves, while at the same time having fun.  Fitness, Agility, Balance, Strength, Self-Confidence and Coordination are the side products of the circus.

Chimal Circus Arts teaches:

  • Unicycles
  • Juggling
  • Tight Wire
  • Face painting & Balloon Art
  • Static Trapeze
  • Fly high on our new Swinging Trapeze Rig!
  • Aerial Arts: Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop (Lyra)
  • Gymnastics/Acrobatics/Tumble Track
  • Stilts
  • Hula Hoops
  • Bungee Trampoline & Many Other Activities!