Camp Kinneret is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps.
Through our association with various children’s camp organizations and associations, we stay current with our campers’ and families’ needs. We are actively involved in continuing our education and contributing to the growth, evolution, and traditions of the camp industry.
Camp Kinneret has been a long time accredited member of the American Camp Association (ACA), a national non-profit organization founded in 1910 which is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience. ACA is the only nationally recognized body that accredits all types of camps throughout the United States. Only 25% of camps in the United States have earned ACA accreditation through compliance with nationally recognized standards of health, safety and program quality. Camp Kinneret has been accredited since 1959.
To find out more about the accreditation process, click here.
The Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC) is a community of independent ACA accredited camps in the Western United States. Their mission: “WAIC promotes excellence in independent camps by sharing knowledge, nurturing relationships, educating members, teaching best practices and by role modeling integrity and professional standards.” Camp Kinneret’s director Ryan Rosen presently sits on the WAIC board.
The quality of the program and staff is the main reason [we return]. Counselors are well trained and able to handle any situation. Their attitude is always positive. The activities are very appropriate and traditional. The office staff is always helpful and reassuring. It is a very safe and happy environment.- Julie R., Camp Kinneret Parent
Camp Kinneret is a safe and warm environment for a child to explore new activities and friendships. The administration has a very high standard for safety and their staffing and the kids have a blast and learn how to be a more spirited version of themselves. It's a joy to watch them light up inside -- and they don't even notice how filthy they are at the end of a good, hard day at camp!- Melissa M., Camp Kinneret Parent
As parents, we love Kinneret too! We are always impressed with the quick, professional response any time we call. More importantly, the well-trained and gifted staff are ready for any situation, and you always know your kids are safe, happy, and enriched by a day of summer fun at Kinneret. The boys came off the [...]- Stephanie W., Camp Kinneret Parent
Camp shows me that there are things inside me I didn’t know were there.- Sarah, Camp Kinneret Camper, Age 8
After trying several other local camps over the last few summers and having mediocre experiences at best, my 7 year old son was hesitant to try Camp Kinneret. But from the very first day, he loved it and could not wait to go back that week. The counselors made him feel so comfortable from the very first moment he arrived at the camp. He made great friends, and had the most amazing summer, filled with activities that he loved and memories that will last a lifetime. He literally begged me to let him go back to Kinneret again next year!- Renee N., Camp Kinneret Parent