Special Events

Each summer there are exciting, traditional events that expand friendships, intensify camp spirit and enthusiasm, and create unparalleled experiences for our campers and staff. These experiences are another part of what makes each summer so special and we all look forward to them every year.

Great Kinneret Sleepouts:

The Great Kinneret Sleepouts (Part One and Two) occur once each session. Campers of all ages have the opportunity to join their friends for a sleepover at camp! Campers remain with their group and counselor after normal camp hours to play, eat dinner, put on group skits, enjoy tasty snacks, sing by the campfire and sleep under the stars! They return home Saturday morning with a warm breakfast in their tummies, a proud smile on their faces and happy camp memories in their hearts!

Unexpected Special Days:

A few times each session our Leadership Team members organize new special days to add variety and extra fun to the camp schedule. Part of the excitement for our campers is not knowing what to expect, but parents often have their campers come home with stories of special visitors, goofy outfits and creative activities!

Session One- Independence Relay:

An incredible camp-wide relay race is the culmination of a day full of spirit and fun competition between the Red, White and Blue Teams. Whether participating in tribe track meets, taking the responsibility for a portion of the large relay, or cheering on your teammates, each camper is involved and excited to celebrate the 4th of July!

Session Two- Kinneret Olympics:

The week of Olympics is filled with relay races, swim relays, song and banner contests, and lots of other fun, friendly competition. Our camp groups are divided into team colors to match the colors of the Olympic rings. Campers and staff often like to add to their team spirit by wearing their team colors and proudly display their team’s flag. Each activity at camp can earn points for the team as they work toward the bronze, silver and gold medals!

Session Two- Camp Kinneret Carnival

With carnival booths created by our very own camper groups, The Camp Kinneret Carnival is not to be missed! Campers can’t wait to enjoy fun games, face painting, carnival prizes and even soaking the Leadership Team members at the Pitch Burst booth!

Countdown to Camp!

Session I : June 19 - July 21, 2017

Session II: July 24 - August 18, 2017

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What Parents & Campers Are Saying

The buses are wonderful and getting to interact with some of the counselors every morning was great. Hearing all his stories and listening to all his crazy songs made me feel like a kid again…

– 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

In just a couple of weeks we already saw a change in our daughter. Her confidence and willingness to try new things improved, and she became more independent as a result. We were very happy with our Camp Kinneret experience!

– Scott S., Camp Kinneret Parent

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What Parents & Campers Are Saying

What I see now is the cumulative effect of what Camp Kinneret has done for my kids all of these years. We are so grateful they have had this opportunity. Camp Kinneret has given them these experiences that we haven’t been able to as parents. They’ve had what we had as kids, but better, with this group of amazing people.

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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 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.

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