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.
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 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 bus is awesome–a perfect mix of safety and supervision with summer silliness and fun.- Stephanie W., 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
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