How to Apply

Application Process

Step One

Submit an application online. Start an application by clicking the “Start My Application” button below. Have your employment history and contact information for 3 references handy (one personal and two professional).

Step Two

Attend a (virtual)* group interview. Group interviews are required for all applicants.

Step Three

After each group interview, we evaluate our needs and contact potential matches to return for a (virtual)* individual interview with our Director.

Step Four

After individual interviews, we conduct reference checks and make a final decision after considering our unfilled positions and the applicant’s fit to Camp Kinneret.

*As we approach summer 2023, we will have more information on whether interviews will be in-person or virtual.

Group Interview Process


Group interviews typically last 1.5 to 2 hours.

At each group interview, applicants are asked to participate in discussions about children, to work together, and to teach something to the group that you might teach to children at camp.

If the interview you select on your application is full, we will contact you to reschedule.

Group interviews are conducted at our summer site location.

Guidelines for the Teaching Portion

  • What you teach is up to you; applicants often teach a song, game, craft, or skill.
  • Plan to teach to a group of 6 – 10 other applicants. If you choose to provide materials (ie. for teaching a craft), please plan accordingly.
  • Teach as if you were actually teaching a group of children.
  • You will have our indoor interview space to work within.
  • Each applicant has approximately 5 minutes of teaching time.

2023 Group Interview Dates & Times

*Group Interview dates will be announced in the fall!

Our Location

We lease the site from the Gateway Church: Please note that Camp Kinneret is not affiliated with the church and is a non-religious, non-sectarian program for all children.

It’s important to know that our campers and staff go home at the end of every day. If you live in the Conejo or San Fernando Valleys, or anywhere from Pasadena to Ventura, Malibu to Moorpark and Simi, West Los Angeles to Saugus, you are easily close enough to work with us this summer. Staff are responsible for arranging their own summer housing; camp housing is not available.