Camp Kinneret Giving

Thank you for considering a donation to Camp Kinneret.

Harold Gordon, the previous owner of Camp Kinneret, created a campership (camp scholarship) fund to help families who could not afford to attend camp. He named it The Sam and Rochelle Hoffman Memorial Campership Fund after Camp Kinneret’s founders and hoped it would provide even more children with the opportunity to share the Camp Kinneret magic. Harold’s 30 years of dedication to camping and his love for each member of the Camp Kinneret family is inspiring. A donation to our campership fund is an incredible way to say thank you for the memorable experiences Sam, Rochelle and Harold have made possible.

“Camp shows me that there are things inside me I didn’t know were there.” – Sarah Age 8

Tax Deductible Giving

American Camp Association (ACA) 501 (c) (3): A contribution payable to ACA can be designated to the Campership Fund. All contributions are awarded to Camp Kinneret campers who have requested financial assistance and have been reviewed by Camp Kinneret. Ways to Contribute to The Sam and Rochelle Hoffman Memorial/Harold Gordon Honorary Campership Fund:

1. Donate by Check: Simply send us a check made out to: ACA Scholarship Fund/ Camp Kinneret. We will then forward your check directly to the American Camping Association and you will receive a charitable contribution acknowledgement from them for your tax records. (To qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction for this calendar year, make sure to mail it on or before December 31, 2013.)

2. Donate Online: Make a donation online by clicking here or paste into your browser window.

3. Appreciated Long Term Capital Gain Property: Rather than selling appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year and donating the cash proceeds, consider transferring the ownership of the securities to the Campership Fund. With such a donation, your deduction is based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the gift and you will avoid income taxes on the capital gain that you would have realized if you were to sell the asset and then donate the proceeds.

4. Loss Property: One should never make an in-kind donation of securities that will generate a tax-deductible loss if sold. Instead, sell the securities and use the proceeds of the sale to make a cash gift. If you do, you will be able to take two deductions, one for your loss on the sale of the securities and the other for your charitable donation.

5. Stock transfers and corporate matching are acceptable methods of contributing to the campership fund.

Non Tax Deductible Giving

Plant A Tree: Wouldn’t it be fun for your children to visit and enjoy the shade of their family tree when they attend camp? With a modest donation, your family can help us plant more trees on the site for future generations of campers to enjoy! Call today to discuss the options for your family. General Donations: Over the years Camp Kinneret has graciously accepted gifts specified for a specific project or to help ensure the future of Camp Kinneret. Please contact us to discuss your possible donation.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us: (818) 706-8255, (805) 523-7711, or email us for more information.

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Camp Kinneret offers the kind of fun summer experience every kid should have, with counselors who make it truly memorable. Our kids love the activities, but it's really the energy and personality of the counselors that make the experience special.  That and the bus!

David R., Camp Kinneret Parent

Camp Kinneret was such a wonderful experience for our Son. We actually decided to send him to a different camp initially. While we waited at the bus stop the Camp Kinneret bus came around the corner vibrating with cheer/songs from the kids and counselors. We sent our son on a different bus that didn't have the same vibe. After 3 days my son came home with little excitement so I emailed Ryan at Camp Kinneret at 9pm and begged him to let our son join his camp. He got back to me within 1 hour and our son was on the " fun" bus the very next day. From that moment on, our son came home with so many stories about activities, swimming and new friends that he had met. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone. Your child will have memories for life. My Daughter will be on the bus with her Brother next year and they can't wait!

Sharon F., Camp Kinneret Parent (via yelp!)

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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.

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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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