Who We Are
It’s hard to think about summer when there is so much else going on in our daily lives. Parents today are juggling their children’s busy school and after-school schedules, their own work schedules, and everyone’s social calendars. There is a lot to juggle and unfortunately, parents run out of time. Time is such a precious commodity for today’s parents, so I want to be mindful of that as you take these moments to read this letter.
There are so many options for how you and your child spend the summer. How do you decide which is right? Should you make the decision, or should your child? After all, you want them to enjoy their experience. But what if that experience could be more than just being entertained? What if your child could build self-confidence, learn how to make friends, challenge themselves to overcome their fears, practice resilience, AND have fun?
Choosing Camp Kinneret means that, as a parent, you know that for four or five weeks of the summer a caring team of child-development professionals will be investing in your child. We’ll be taking the time to know him or her, welcoming your camper by name, and ensuring that he/she is connecting with the other campers and the staff. All without the distractions of modern technology. No cell phones. No tablets. Unplugged. Old-fashioned fun where children develop social skills, practice critical thinking, share a community mindset, and learn to persevere when things get hard.
The things we do at Camp Kinneret aren’t new (we’ve been doing them since 1954!), but they have new meaning in today’s technological world. We believe that children need more time developing the social and emotional skills that form the core of every happy, healthy adult. That’s why we spend so much time and energy finding, interviewing, training, and supporting our staff members each summer. We know the value of a dedicated staff who will invest in your child’s growth and well-being. We also select an experienced leadership team to partner with parents and ensure that we are actively working with each and every child to help them to grow into the best version of themselves. We are parental in our approach – looking for untied shoes, prioritizing sunscreen and water, and watching for small cues that may indicate that some extra attention would help.
Our website has lots of videos and information about our program. We offer online registration starting in January, but we work year-round to create this experience for your child. Call us. We are in the office and we love to talk with parents looking for the right summer experience for their child.
We hope that you will consider choosing Camp Kinneret for your child not only for this summer, but for many summers to come. And we look forward to welcoming you into our camp family!
Feel free to email or call me. I am always happy to help you find the right camp for your family.