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Growing Up at Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp

Growing up at Camp Kinneret means growing up in a child-centered environment that is supportive, inspiring, challenging, and fun! As your child progresses through the tribes, new and more challenging activities are added to their schedules.

Many of our campers start as 4 or 5 year olds and return year after year until they become a part of the Camper In Training (CIT) program. A majority of our high school interns and senior staff members love to tell stories about their younger days at Camp Kinneret.

A large number of Camp Kinneret campers grow up to send their children to Camp Kinneret to follow in their footsteps. In fact, we are proud to say that several of our current campers are second- and third- generation Camp Kinneret campers!


Camper programs designed for your child’s age group

Small groups and strong camper to counselor ratios are cornerstones of the Camp Kinneret program optimizing:

  • Peer interaction
  • Camper: counselor interactions
  • Quality supervision
  • Safety
  • Program participation

Group sizes are large enough to provide a mix of different children, friends, and personalities, yet small enough to facilitate significant positive interaction between campers and counselors. They are large enough to divide into two teams for athletic activities, yet small enough to afford everyone a turn and attention from instructors at all of the camp activities.

Camp Kinneret offers four different programs

Each of our four programs are tailored to match the different developmental needs of our campers. Click on the links below to learn more about each of the programs.

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners – Miwok program
1st through 3rd Graders – Chumash Program
4th through 7th Graders – Navajo Program
8th and 9th Graders – Camper In Training (CIT) Program
Countdown to Camp!

Session I : June 19 - July 21, 2017

Session II: July 24 - August 18, 2017

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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

The bus is awesome–a perfect mix of safety and supervision with summer silliness and fun.

Stephanie W., 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.


Camp Kinneret Parent

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.


Camp Kinneret Parent