Why Work At Camp Kinneret

We’re Committed To Camper Growth

  • Camp is a valuable opportunity to coach campers on critical life skills.
  • Our small camp groups (10 – 15 campers per day) ensure that you can give each camper focused attention.
  • Our session structure allows you to get to know campers over an extended, consistent period of time.
  • Your work with campers will center around the 5 Kinneret Roots: Independence, Teamwork, Creativity, Friendship, and Community.

We’re Committed to Staff Development

  • Staff attend 4 days of orientation, receiving training in: team-building, conflict resolution, group management, creative problem-solving, and much more.
  • Weekly staff meetings provide on-the-job training and ongoing education.
  • You will receive one-on-one support from a  Leadership Team member, who will guide you as you set goals, conquer challenges, and develop skills.

We Believe In

  • Building better people.
  • Teaching skills for life.
  • Facilitating growth.
  • Noticing and embracing everyday lessons.
  • Fostering a supportive community.
  • Practicing our Kinneret Roots (creativity, community, independence, friendship and teamwork).
  • Encouraging independent voices in campers and staff.
  • Nurturing self-expression, imagination, and creativity.
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity at our core.
  • Returning campers in better shape than when they arrived.
  • Maintaining an inclusive and diverse camp population.
  • Enjoying time outdoors and in nature.
  • Appreciating social interactions away from technology.
  • Having fun!

Build A 21st-Century Resume By Working At Camp

The Partnership for 21st-Century Learning has identified the 4 skills (or the 4 Cs) that today’s employers believe are most crucial to success in the workforce: Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Collaboration. Camp work requires you to use and hone each of these skills every single day, all while enjoying a job that gets you outside, gets you laughing and playing, and turns you into a role model for children.

But what about that internship that you want on your resume? It’s up to you to decide how your summer will be best spent, and we encourage you to seek out the experience that you will find most rewarding. If you’re feeling conflicted, you may want to check out this New York Times piece on The Camp Counselor Vs. The Intern.


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