What people say about us... 


Why should I choose Camp Gan Israel you may ask... Below are first hand reviews from campers, parents and staff members.

“We LOVE Camp Gan Israel!! A few short lines simply can’t do it justice! It’s an action packed camp where our children made lasting friendships and grew in their  love and appreciation for Yiddishkeit (Judaism).  The exceptional staff cares for each camper and makes them feel like part of the CGI family. It’s truly an overnight camp type of experience, right here in Houston.”
All 4 of my kids had the best summer ever!! I think you're doing everything right!! Keep up the wonderful work you do to make CGI the best camp in Houston!!

Akiva and Chana Sarah Sutofsky - Parents

Fantastic summer. My daughter was very well taken care of.

Mrs Zweig - Parent 

My kids loved it, good job!

Yaffa Behar - Parent

Thank you so much for fantastic summer! Aytan Shmuel had the time of his life! I was so impressed with how organized everything was. I just wish CGI lasted the whole summer! Have a great year; can't wait to see you back next year!

Tova Lieberman - Parent 

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Vidal, Thank you so much for giving our children such a wonderful summer! Our kids had an incredible time and we, as parents, are so impressed with how you both run the camp with the perfect balance of professionalism and warmth. We honestly could not be more appreciative of your hard work and dedication this summer and look forward to another wonderful session next year I"YH. 

Mr and Mrs Passell - Parents 

"As a counselor in CGI, I saw first hand how professionally this camp is run and how much care and dedication the directors put forth for each child as an individual and to their staff members!"

Adina Barber, Pittsburgh PA - Counselor Summer 5772

"I was a counselor this past year at Gan Izzy, Houston. And thinking back I only have great memories! But what most sticks out in my mind is the devotion that the shluchim Rabbi and Mrs. Vidal have in order to make camp not just good but the best. It was really this devotion that empowered us counselors to give camp the most. 

And camp thank G‑d was the perfect balance of Judiasm and fun filled with trips and clubs, sports and art in crafts, swimming and so much more. At the end of the day a smile was always plastered on the kids faces attesting to the great day they just had. I really learnt a lot from working inGan Izzy and I am sure that it will remain with me for years to come. Thank You!"

Riki Rosenblum, Pittsburgh PA - Counselor Summer 5772 

Houston Texas was the most incredible experience I have been privileged to have. I thought that I was giving to a worthwhile cause. And it was!!

But the value of camp far exceeded what I could give- the returns were the biggest profit I made. What I learnt from my adorable campers, wonderful Shluchim and legendary parents was that giving never reaches a dead end. I gained and learned so many amazing things from the community and people. The warmth in Texas extends far beyond its weather thermometer -it reaches out from the kindheartedness that can never be measured. I am so grateful and happy to have shared this summer with many special people- keep up the Texan heat ;)

Rochel Raitman, Melbourne Australia - Counselor Summer 5772