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July 14, 2017  RSS feed
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Chabad camps offer summer fun in north, south Pinellas


Campers Ben Weiss and Logan Rubinstein working together during a workshop at Home Depot Campers Ben Weiss and Logan Rubinstein working together during a workshop at Home Depot More than 75 children are participating this summer in Pinellas County’s two branches of Camp Gan Israel – the largest international network of Jewish camps.

“The summer is a time to be invigorated,” says Chaya Korf of Camp Gan Israel in St. Petersburg. “We want our campers to enjoy a summer of swimming, sports, field trips and workshops, as well exploring their Jewish heritage in a hands-on manner.”

The two camps have been running for more than a decade, and have served hundreds of local children during that time.

“Parents are so happy that their children have built and strengthened healthy relationships with other Jewish children in the area,” says Rabbi Pinchas Adler, co-director of Gan Israel Camp in Palm Harbor.

Under the Chabad-Lubavitch umbrella, Gan Israel camps started in the Catskill Mountains and have grown into an international camping organization with branches throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa –and of course in Israel.


(L-R) Batya Amnony, Riley Rantz and Lucy Gray spend time at Jump Zone in a camp field trip. (L-R) Batya Amnony, Riley Rantz and Lucy Gray spend time at Jump Zone in a camp field trip. “We are proud to offer this opportunity to children in our area. They benefit from the combined experience of all of these camps around the world,” said camp director Mushky Adler.

For more information about the south county camp, visit www.MyJewishCamp.org. For north county camp information, visit Yichabad.com/cgi.



Campers from Camp Gan Israel in north Pinellas enjoy a field trip to the Florida Aquarium. Campers from Camp Gan Israel in north Pinellas enjoy a field trip to the Florida Aquarium.

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