Camp Gilboa sits on 40 acres of privately owned, pristine forest by beautiful meadows and the serene Bluff Lake. New structures indude; 15 cabins, Dining Hall, Welcoming Center, Health Center, Amphitheater, Swimming Pool, Staff Center, Kitchen, CIT Center, and Flagpole.
Swimming and summer camp go hand-inhand. The large, heated swimming pool at Camp Gilboa is the center of carefree, spontaneous summer fun, organized activities and often doubles as Moses' Red Sea!
Whether it's calming new parents' first week anxiety, supervising and mentoring the counselors or fixing a broken water heater, the Executive Director and Camp Directors manage all camp issues from this office.
Campers stream through our Melechet Yad daily, learning new crafts, taking art classes, and creating costumes, sets and decorations for our special event days. The Art Center is always full of kids and is where they come to make Shabbat decorations.
The creation of a Camp Gilboa community founded on shared ideals and experiences starts and ends each day at the flagpole in morning and evening gatherings. Our weekly Erev Shabbat program starts at the Toren as we sing Hatikvah.
Standing just beyond the Machaneh Gilboa signpost, the new Welcoming Center and Staff Building is the command center of camp! This is where our Camp Directors guide staff, plan and run camp. The building houses the Directors' offices, Infirmary and the Staff Center.
Welcome Center &
This is where the "ruach" (spirit) of Camp finds its expression in laughter and cheers and in the most tender support of fledgling talents. Used daily, this outdoor amphitheater is home to campfires, Hebrew song sessions, camp-wide programs, and provides a stage for campers to express themselves in music, song, poetry and improvised skits.
Counselors plan activities and special programs in this big comfortable space, rest during their free time and unwind with peers by the woodburning fireplace and eat muchies from the adjoining kitchen.
Sarah and Simcha Lainer Family Foundation
Counselors-in-Training use this private center to plan their first activities with campers, learn essential supervision and caregiving skills and build a strong chevra (family).
In Honor of
Herman Sturman (z"l)
Join a pickup game, or meet friends for a camp-wide outdoor
activity on our newly built
basketball court. We are so appreciative of the Jewish Federation who graciously donated the funds to build this multi-functional recreation area
In our Chadar Ochel, Kosher meals, Erev Shabbat celebrations, and spirited song and Israeli dancing feed our campers' bodies, hearts and souls.
Sparkling clean with state of the art equipment, our Kosher kitchen serves more than just delicious meals - it's a place where kids learn about healthy cooking, organic and sustainable farming, and communal responsibility.
Whether it's a skinned knee or sore throat, our campers find comfort at the Mirpa'ah. Our safe and healthy environment is supported by a professional and caring health staff. This quiet place to recuperate, includes a reception area, recovery rooms and living quarters for the nurse
Helen and Sydney Katz
Our spacious, new cabins sleep 12 and keep campers cozy in sturdy pine bunk beds with new mattresses. Bonding, kvutza-building activities and discussions abound on the large verandas of each cabin.
Growing our own produce teaches us about organic farming, collective responsibility and environmentalism.
Our Donor Quilts warm the walls of our dining hall (chadar ochel) reminding us of the love and support of our larger chevra who makes Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa possible in our beautiful Big Bear setting. Donors will be recognized on this Wall of Honor and on plaques at the location of the naming.
To learn more or make a donation, contact us at 310. 653.6772