About Us

Gan Izzy Essex is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Izzy enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. 

Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Izzy Essex! From Kiddie Camp to our teenage division, campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere. 

Our fast growing Kiddie Camp offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters 2-4 to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children are guided in organised activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff, some of whom serve all year-round as Nursery teachers. As a natural progression into our Junior Camp, this is the place to be for Nursery aged children!​

Our Main Camp division services boys and girls ages 5-11 who are in their Primary School Years. Camp runs for 2 weeks and is packed with fun with a massive range of exciting activities ensuring that all have a great time and an opportunity to enjoy their favourite activities. Week 3 is Adventure Week for ages 8-11. Adventure Week is a fast-paced, amazingly fun week with a trip every day and so much more.

Our Teen Camp, split into two Divisions for Boys and Girls in Secondary School Years 7 – 10 is always a hit! The Teens enjoy many trips, cool activities and their own schedule. 

Our picturesque camp site contains beautiful facilities, well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.