About Our Camp

Founded in 1968 by Rabbis Zev Kurtzman and Avrohom Levitansky, originally as the only Camp Gan Israel in the Los Angeles area and then in 1974 established in S. Monica.  Camp Gan Israel has always prided itself in giving children a fun and robust summer program as well as a solid foundation in Jewish values.  Campers come from varied backgrounds of Jewish faith yet find friendship, comradery and inclusion.  Many children find life-long friendship and learn life-long skills during their time at Camp Gan Israel.

Today Camp Gan Israel Simcha Monica is directed by Rabbi Isaac and Mrs. Sori Levitansky.  We pride ourselves in a smooth running program and giving personal attention to each camper in a safety first environment.

Camp is based in S. Monica where the air is cleaner and cooler.  Campers spend time indoors and outdoors, on various field trips, parks and we use an outdoor private pool.