About Us

Israel Chai

Welcome to Israel Chai – a bold new concept in Jewish camping. Join us for a summer of adventure as we journey through Israel experiencing its uniqueness through extreme adventure. This travel experience is geared towards today’s American high school student, 8th – 12th grade. We will spend three week traveling and visiting the the breathtaking sights under the care of a group of senior staff.

As teenagers grow so does their ability for self-discovery, adventure, bonding with pairs and appreciating group dynamics.  The outdoor adventure program specializes in adventurous hikes and extreme trips meant to boost the self-confidence and sense of responsibility in our teens. Camping is geared toward teaching our teen’s good communication and survival skills.  Many a Teen has been known to return to school at the end of the summer with a new energy and confidence in his own abilities.

Israel Chai is a branch of CGI the largest worldwide network of Jewish camps. CGI camps enjoy a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with adventurous trips, creative programs and sports instruction.

Our Staff

You can be assured that you are entrusting your son in the care of energetic staff-members hand-picked for their experience, expertise, good social skills and a love and knack for teens. Our staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a responsible spirit within each teen. Each staff member has been carefully chosen after a scrupulous application and training process. Our experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each teen as an individual.

Drawing on their own camp experience, our staff will ensure that the campers enjoy a truly memorable summer. Additionally, our low camper to staff ratio ensures that each child will have the highest quality supervision along with caring and attentive guidance.

Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever!

The Jewish Experience

Israel Chai campers are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Our Jewish Time program makes Judaism come alive and leaves the camper with a deeper sense of their Jewish identify. This one of a kind program teaches campers the essentials of Judaism in a hands-on way. By integrating special activities, Judaism will truly come alive. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition in a fun and spirited way. We will spend an uplifting Shabbat in Safed. Together we will be comfortably housed and taught the finer meaning of the traditional Shabbat. Great camaraderie and friendships are nourished during this special time that our teens spend together in this supervised environment.


Join Israel Chai for the ultimate Jewish outdoor summer adventure!