Camp Gan Israel Southampton prides itself on having the most exceptional

staff in the Hamptons. Our staff includes professional teachers and college

students. Every staff member is carefully selected for their personal warmth, sensitivity

and ability to connect to each child. Our camp maintains a low staff/camper ratio.


Our Director

Chany Konikov is director of children’s programs at Chabad of Southampton

Jewish Center, which includes Camp Gan Israel and Southampton Hebrew

school of the Arts. Chany holds a BA in psychology and Education and a MA

in Education and Special Education from Touro University. She has been

involved in Jewish Education for 30 years, as a preschool and Hebrew school

teacher and summer camp director. She lives in Southampton with her

husband Rabbi Rafe Konikov and eight children. She is passionate in her

devotion to her family and community.