About Our Camp

Due to the county of Alameda regulations, we have adjusted dates, hours and a new location for this summer. 

Camp Date: June 29 - July 24

Camp hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm Monday through Friday

Camp Location: Oakland Hebrew Day School (OHDS) - 5500 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 

No extra care hours.

No transportation provided.

Camp Gan Israel Berkeley is part of the largest Jewish camping network in the world and is open to Jewish children from all backgronds and affiliations.

Our Covid19 Safety Plan

Small and Stable Groups:

Campers will be placed in stable groups of 12 or less with the same counselor each day. We will do our best to keep groups separate. When indoors, groups will remain in separate rooms.  In effort to maintain stable groups, campers must be enrolled for a minimum of a 3 week session.   


Campers and staff will sanitize their hands upon entering camp and at different points throughout the day. Shared equipment will be sanitized to the best of our ability between groups.  


Anyone displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 will not be permitted on premises. Campers and staff will have their temperatures taken daily. Anyone displaying an elevated temperature will be sent home and permitted to return to camp only upon testing negative for Covid-19. Should a camper or staff member test positive for Covid-19, we may have to terminate the camp session.  Please inform us immediately if your child has tested positive for Covid - 19 or has come in contact with someone who has.


As a safety precaution we will not be serving lunch this summer. Children are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks in a disposable container. Children will not be permitted to share food with one another. 


Staff will be tested for Covid19 before coming to camp. Staff will have their temperature checked daily prior to entering our premises. Staff, such as professionals running activities, who will work with multiple groups (at different times) will be socially distancing themselves from campers and other staff to the best of their ability.   

Trips and activities:

Unfortunately, we will not be having any offsite trips this summer with the exception of local parks and other walkable attractions. We will not be using buses this year. Our team is working overtime on a loaded schedule to compensate and give your child an exciting summer.

Please note: our safety plan and policies may change in the event that standards are updated by the CDC, County of Alameda’s health order, and our local medical advisors.

Our Camp Over the Years

Camp Gan Israel 2019

Camp Gan Israel 2018

Camp Gan Israel 2017

Camp Gan Israel 2016

Camp Gan Israel 2015

Camp Gan Israel 2014

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