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 got to come to camp each and every day, knowing that I would try something new and make a new friend or two. Camp is the highlight of my summer and it is the only time when I get to see my camp friends, past and present.- Camp Kinneret Camper, Age 11
The biggest difference to other camps is the attention the leadership pays to providing real life activities and excellent staff. The counselors are true leaders and examples for the children. The kind of people we want our children to be with.- Camp Kinneret Parent
As a first-year CIT last summer, our daughter has started to see the value in looking for and being a role model to others. She adores her counselor, who, we are told, greets campers with a sweet and caring "Hi, my friend!" Only an 8th grader, our daughter has already begun to consider her own catch phrase so that she, too, can inspire campers.- Naomi A., Camp Kinneret Parent
I was hesitant about sending my second grader to Camp Kinneret after a less than wonderful experience at a different camp the previous summer. But Kinneret was a big hit from day one. All I heard about were bull's eyes and how fast he could swim and the buddies he had made. It was a joy to put him on the bus each morning, knowing that he would have such a great day ahead of him.- Kim N., Camp Kinneret Parent
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