Welcome to winter camp 2022! December 26-29.

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General camp information

A typical day at winter camp

  • Camp begins every day at our Educational center. A week at Winter camp includes exercise, prayer, fun food, arts and craft, special activities, daily trips, and of course the exciting atmosphere of Gan Israel.

Our Mission

  • Gan Israel Winter Camp is a program designed to strengthen the body and the soul. It will provide your child with a rich and wholesome winter vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experience.  


  • Every counselor is carefully selected for their personal warmth, sensitivity and ability to connect to each child.  We have a ratio of 1 staff member for 7 campers. All staff members have prior experience working in summer camps. 


  • Trips take place on a daily basis. Children are kept in groups all on trips and have a special wristband with our camp phone number. Rabbi Mendel Stiefel will accompany the campers and staff on all trips. (We will let you know if there is another chaperone taking over for Rabbi Mendel any of the days.)

Trips (Subject to change)

  • Monday - Ice skating
  • Tuesday - Rockin’ Jump
  • Wednesday - Snow Tubing at Blue Mountain. Tubing will take place at Blue Mountain PA. (In the event that there isn’t enough snow at any of the mountains, we will schedule a substitute trip.)
  • Thursday - Monster mIni Golf


  • Payment for camp is made by CC at the time of your registration. Our office number is 973-625-1525. 

Location and drop off

Winter camp takes place at the Chabad Educational Center: 65 Pawnee Ave Rockaway NJ. Children should be brought to the main entrance where they will be greeted by our staff. If you know that your child will be absent, please kindly let us know by emailing [email protected].


  • Camp begins at 9:00* AM every day.
  • Camp ends at 3:30 PM 
  • *On Wednesday camp will begin at 8:00am because of the extra distance and time for tubing.


  • At CGI we strive to make the experience as easy as possible for both parents and children. As such we provide a fresh daily lunch. Please see the lunch menu. If you know that your child will not eat the lunch on the menu, please make sure to send some other food along (no meat). The children will be having action packed days, so eating well is a must.
    • Monday - Grilled Cheese & Vegetables
    • Tuesday - Deli Sandwiches 
    • Wednesday -  Bagels, Spreads & Hot Chocolate. (Cream Cheese, Jelly, Sliced Cheese, Soy butter)
    • Thursday - Baked Ziti & Fresh Veggies 
  • *In addition, there will be fresh bread, soy butter and Jelly every day.


  • Transportation for trips is via a 15 Passenger or school bus

Medical and Emergencies

  • If your child has a special medical condition that may affect his/her participation in camp’s activities, you must meet with the camp director to see if/how special accommodations will be made for your child.

What to Send to Camp

  • At least 2 snacks and drinks
  • For Tubing: Extra warm clothing. (Coat, Snow pants, Boots, Gloves, Scarf…)

Looking forward to an awesome winter break!


See below our sample schedule from winter 2019Winter Camp Calendar.jpg