Navajo Program (4-7 grades)

4th through 7th Graders: Navajo Program

The Navajo program is designed to build independence and responsibility. Navajo campers learn the importance of being a role model and have more decision-making and creative opportunities. The program also introduces new activities designed to help campers challenge themselves and work as a team. Campers enjoy being part of a group and all the inside jokes and peer bonds that go along with it.

Navajo counselors are people who are described as both silly and cool by their campers. They are good at encouraging their groups to immerse themselves in the camp experience and managing the conflicts that sometimes come up among campers this age. They are excellent role-models. They are a listening ear when needed, an exceptional example to look up to and a supportive friend to their campers.

Important things to know about the Navajo program:
  • Campers who will be entering 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in the fall
  • Groups are single gender
  • Groups have between 13-15 campers each day
  • Campers participate in most of the basic camp activities
  • The program is progressive, with new activities and challenges introduced at each grade level
  • Counselors create leadership opportunities for their campers
  • Each week includes elements of choice and decision-making
  • Teamwork and social skills are emphasized and coached
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving are facilitated through the various activities
 Some special activities just for Navajo campers include:
  • High Ropes Challenge Course
  • Beach Trips
  • On-site Hiking
  • 5th graders participate in Kinnereteering, a mix of science & engineering that fosters collaboration and problem-solving
  • 6th & 7th graders participate in woodworking
  • 6th & 7th graders have the opportunity to craft their own schedules through our group choice program (bi-weekly)
  • 6th & 7th graders participate in peer mentoring designed to ease the transition to middle school
  • Campers entering 3rd grade and up participate in climbing wall
  • Campers entering 3rd grade and up participate in individual choice activities
  • Campers entering 2nd grade and up participate in imaginative wilderness play
Typical daily schedule:

9:30                  Bus Arrival
9:50                  Good Morning Mountain (Morning assembly)
10:30                Swimming
11:05                High Ropes (2 periods)
12:15                Lunch
12:55                Arts & Crafts
1:30                  Archery
2:05                  Basketball
2:40                  Juice Bars
2:55                  Friendship Hill (End of day assembly)
3:20                  Dismissal to Buses

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Session I : June 19 - July 21, 2017

Session II: July 24 - August 18, 2017

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The bus ride was the best part according to my kids!! They LOVED learning and singing the songs (which they still are singing). The counselors were always punctual, as was the bus, and friendly both in the morning and in the afternoon after a long, hot day. The counselors were always very attentive to both campers and parents.

Kelly P., 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

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