Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that CAMP GAN ISRAEL SF WILL BE OPEN FOR SUMMER 2020!!!
We all know how important camp is for our children in a regular year, but that need has only increased after so many months of uncertainty and isolation.

Please note that due to the current coronavirus pandemic, there will be many changes to the program being offered this summer including updated dates, times, schedule and safety precautions in place.  Please read through the information below carefully to fully understand the program.

This plan has been designed to match and exceed ACA (American Camp Association), CDC, County & State guidelines.

Dates & Times:

In order to comply with the many regulations and standards that we will be following, we will need to cut down on the dates and hours being served.  We apologize if this is an inconvenience for parents but we needed to make the decisions that will be best for the health & safety of the campers in our care.

Camp will now start on July 6 and run for 1 session of three weeks, ending on July 24.
There will be no camp in June, no weekly registration or daily drop in available.  The CIT program has also been cancelled.

June 29 - July 3 - No Camp
July 6 - July 24 - Session 1
July 27- July 31 - No Camp

The camp hours have also been reduced to minimize the risks and as a better fit for our new program.

Camp Hours:

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
No morning or afternoon extended care available.

Pricing & Discounts:

We have made every effort possible to bring the price down to make this an affordable option for families.
$300 per week

Sibling Discounts:

First child - Full Price
Second child - $30 discount

Registration for Summer 2020 will require a full 3 week attendance.
Registration Due date: June 10th

Program Changes:

Our entire program has been redesigned to maximize the safety of our campers and families. This may be different from the CGI experience of years past but it will be safe & secure and it will include all the signature Gan Izzy excitement and fun!

There will be no offsite trips (except to Golden Gate Park, no baking or cooking activities and no high-contact sports.

Here are some of the additional guidelines that we will be following this summer at Camp Gan Israel, please note that this list is not comprehensive so please feel free to reach out to us with any specific questions or concerns with our plan.

Camp will be limited to 2 bunks, 24 campers total with up to 12 campers and 2 counselors per bunk. Each bunk will run as an independent cohort, there will be no moving between bunks and no specialty staff serving multiple bunks.
When possible, siblings of similar age will be placed together.
No parents or visitors will be allowed on campus.
Campers will be reminded to stay extra careful with hand washing, using sanitizer and other important hygienic guidelines at all times. All campers and counselors will wash their hands between all activities and before and after eating.
Campers will be outdoors  as much as possible with limited time spent indoors. All indoor areas will be well ventilated at all times.
Campers will each have a dedicated supply box to minimize shared supplies and direct contact.
Camp Gan Israel will have a dedicated cleaner sanitizing our camp and equipment throughout the day, all shared equipment will be sanitized between each use.
Camp Gan Israel will be relying on local staff this year.  All counselors and staff will be required to get tested for Covid-19 before beginning work at camp.
Any camper or staff member who has experienced fever, vomiting, cough, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or other symptoms typical of Covid-19 will be unable to rejoin the program until 72 hours after the symptoms subside, in most cases a negative test result and/or doctor’s note will be required before returning.
Any camper or staff member who displays a high temperature (>101) or other symptoms during the camp day will be isolated from the rest of camp and sent home ASAP.

Refund Policy:

There will be no refunds available in this situation.


Morning Drop-off Procedures: 

Parents are required to check their children’s temperature before arriving at camp each morning and to keep their children at home if they or any household member have fever or other symptoms or have traveled out of the Northern California area in the past 14 days. Additionally, all campers will be temperature checked with a contact-less thermal thermometer before being checked in each morning, any camper with a fever of 100.4 will be sent home. To minimize the congregating, parents are asked to remain in their vehicles during morning check in.

All campers entering the camp will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering.


Afternoon Pickup Procedures:

In order to increase the social distancing, all parents will be asked to wait inside their car while the staff members walk your child to your car. 

Please make sure that whoever is picking up your child/ren is fully aware of these arrangements.  

Camp in A Box:

If you will be unable to participate in-person at camp this summer, CGI will also be offering a camp at home program this summer. Stay tuned for details.

Please feel free to reach out at any time if you have any questions.

Wishing us all a happy, healthy and safe summer!

Taliah Langer
Tzippy Friedman