About CGI

Camp Gan Israel, under the auspices of the Santa Fe Jewish Center Chabad, is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Camp Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. 

We are excited to be back with CGI, for Santa Fe’s Jewish children!

Our Staff

With over 29 summers of collective experience directing Gan Israel’s around the world, the Levertov sisters are excited to be directing Camp Gan Israel in Santa Fe this summer! 

Mussi Sharfstein, Rivky Wolowik, Esther, Sara and Cirel Levertov were raised in Santa Fe and have been extensively involved in youth education both in their hometown and across the US, Canada, and Europe.

Our goal is to give each child a warm, happy and fun summer imbued with Jewish pride and experience.


Gan Israel campers, who come from all backgrounds and affiliations, 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 and games, 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.


Field Trips

We are working with a local pool to allow campers to go swimming three times a week.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are designated trip days. The highlight trip will be the grand trip to Cliffs Amusement Park in Albuquerque.

Please note: Due to evolving COVID conditions, all trips are subject to change.


Young Explorers Kiddie Camp

Special division for children ages 3-5 with age-appropriate activities, a kiddy pool, and selective trips.