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Junior Gan Israel Day Camp: The ideal summer experience for young children.


About our Programs
Junior Gan Israel Day Camp is a warm and welcoming home away from home for all Jewish children and their families. All are respected, regardless of background, affiliation or level of observance. Our camp is built on the hallmarks of safety and fun. Each of our summer programs is tailored to be age-appropriate and flexible, and your child will receive individualized attention and care in a loving, Jewish environment. No matter which enrollment option you choose, your child will encounter new adventures and excitement every day.

Expanding Horizons
This is the classic Junior Gan Israel experience for children ages 2 ½ to 6 years old.

Afternoon Enrichment
An afternoon enrichment option until 3:30 p.m. is available for all campers. It includes snacks, professionally instructed gymnastics, music appreciation, and other enrichment activities.

Bright Beginnings
This option is JGI designed specifically for our younger campers, ages 2-3. It also offers more flexibility in scheduling.

Tots Club
Your toddler will attend with a parent or caregiver. Designed to provide your toddler with challenges and opportunities that foster feelings of competence.

Keshet Inclusive Day Camp Program
Junior Gan Israel is proud to partner with Keshet - the premier provider of inclusive programming for Jewish individuals with disabilities. Please click here for more information.

Before- and After-care
Before- and after-care could be available by specific arrangement. Click here to contact Mrs. Posner and discuss your options.

Junior Gan Israel Day Camp is staffed by a full complement of successful early childhood educators who have worked extensively with preschool-age children. Your child will receive individualized attention and care in a loving, Jewish environment.

We are very proud of our Division Heads, each of whom is a dedicated and capable professional educator. All of our Division Heads are certified in emergency health procedures.

Camp is located at East Prairie School, 3907 Dobson St., in Skokie. Click here to read more about our location.

We post pictures of campers on our website and use some pictures of campers each year in our promotional materials. Of course, no names are used. If you object to having your child's image seen in this way, please notify Mrs. Zeesy Posner.

Children need not be toilet-trained to attend.

You will receive a letter with more details, including a camp calendar and a list of campers to facilitate forming a carpool, closer to the summer.

A free camp T-shirt is provided to every camper.

Transportation to and from camp is available from certain areas.

Click here to read the Parent Info handbook for 2017.

For More Information
Please call Camp Director Mrs. Zeesy Posner at 847-677-1770x1 or your child's division head with any questions or comments.

Junior Gan Israel is for children up to age six. Visit for children over six years old.

To register your child in Junior Gan Israel Day Camp, click here.

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Junior Gan Israel Day Camp 4059 Dempster Street Skokie, IL 60076 847-677-1770 Ext. 301
A branch of the world's largest Jewish Camping network, Camp Gan Israel International

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