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 counselors are placed very specifically depending on which age group they work best with. They are with the same counselor every day and get to build a relationship with them as well as see their counselors from the past. Having the same people year after year, Camp Kinneret has become like family for them.- 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
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
My children seem to bloom in the summer. The time at Kinneret encourages their growth and development.- 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