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.
I feel that Camp Kinneret works very hard finding the best people to work at the camp and then training them very closely so they can handle any situation. They also have always given my kids a counselor that was just right for them at the age they were. The counselors also helped my kids to learn how to deal with other kids in group situations - they'd come home and tell me how they had learned they had to take turns doing things so everyone had a chance and that it was important to be kind and helpful to the other kids.- Camp Kinneret Parent
From the second he woke up on camp days to the second he came home, he was singing Camp Kinneret songs. I've never seen my son happier. He was terribly sad to say goodbye to his counselors. He still talks about the Lemonade tower!! Most memorable summer ever!- Stacy F., Camp Kinneret Parent
This was my daughter's first time at camp. At 6-years old, I was nervous about sending her on a bus to camp all day - but the staff and counselors at Camp Kinneret were so organized, attentive, caring, loving and engaged with the kids - my daughter could not wait to go to camp every day. I really could not have been happier with our experience.- Season S., Camp Kinneret Parent
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
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