Camp Gan Israel

Girls Contact

Rabbi Moshe Shemtov
(917) 804-8848

Menachem Vorst
(248) 599-2703

Girls Program Director
Simi Shemtov:
(323) 710-9953

Benzion Shemtov
(347) 515-4079

Teen Camp Director 
Gillie Shanowitz
(646) 573 – 6773


Mrs. Lifshitz 
(513) 377-1000‬

Boys Program Director
Levi Raichik
(740) 590-7474

Chanee Raichik
(740) 541-6737




Scholarships are given on a case by case basis. If you would like to request a scholarship, make sure to fill the scholarship form during the registration process. 

There is a $200 for those who are approved for the Summer Food Service Program.

Lunch Program Form will be available after camper has been accepted.

Camp Gan Yisroel Detroit staff work year-round to plan for a successful, fun and safe summer. Our refund policy reflects the fact that a significant portion of our expenses are incurred well before summer camp begins. As a non-profit, Camp Gan Yisroel Detroit relies on tuition fees to fund our year-round operations.

All payment installments made are not refundable unless your scholarship application was not accepted. To be refunded you must decline the scholarship offer within 7 days of receiving notification about your scholarship.

If your child is injured prior to camp and your child does not attend camp at all, then a doctor’s letter attesting to such injury (that prohibits the child from attending camp) must be sent by registered mail to the Registration Committee, with a request for refund of camp fees. The maximum amount refundable under this clause shall not exceed 66% of all camp fees due (not all camp fees paid up to that point). The decision of the Registration Committee in all refund matters is final.

No refund will be given in the instance where a camper arrives late to camp or leaves earlier than camp ends.

In the event of a refund for any reason, if you pay with a cc the 3% is excluded from any possible refund.

Yes. While filling out the application form you will have the choice of 3 people. Camp will try to honor at least 1 request.


Please click here to see the transportation information.

Yes. Emails will go out, constantly updating the parents the status of your child, including when they arrive in camp. As well as the chaperones contact information. 


During the registration process, if you selected any type of allergy or medical concern, our nurse, Mrs. Lifshitz will reach out to you to discuss all the details. You can find her contact on the contact page.


Your child’s birthday during camp will not go unnoticed. Here’s what we have planned: 

Your child will be taking out on the day of her birthday to learn something and write a pan. And camp will provide a home-baked cake for the bunk to enjoy during lunchtime. If you would like to do anything more, please touch base for the division heads’ phone number so you can call her to discuss.

If your child is celebrating a Bas Mitzvah or Hanachas Tefillin or Bar Mitzvha, please reach out to appropriate division. Contact page.

Campers will be calling home 2 times during the course of camp this summer. You will be receiving an email a day before the call date so you can be prepared to take the call.

Please note that there will not be visiting day this year in camp. Additionally, nobody would be able to come into campgrounds while camp is in session.

Yes. In the Parent Dashboard (under the Camp Today section) you have that option. The camp office will print emails once a day and deliver it during lunchtime. 

Campers can not receive any packages once camp begins. Please be sure to ship your packages ahead of time BEFORE campers arrive in campgrounds. 

Camper’s Name 

C/O Camp Gan Yisroel 

1450 Lake Valley Road, NE, Kalkaska, MI 49646