Our Leadership Team Members Are:
- Hand-picked and passionate about Camp Kinneret’s philosophy
- Experienced camp professionals and educators who provide daily support and assistance to counselors, instructors, campers, and parents
- Available to speak with parents each day
- An essential part of the individualized attention and support for our campers
- Out with camper groups throughout the day
- Able to provide first hand insight and discuss situations directly with parents, counselors and other staff members
The Leadership Team’s years of experience are a key to each summer’s success and to the relationships between parents and camp.
Year-Round Leadership Team Members
Three of our Leadership Team Members work full time all year to prepare for each Camp Kinneret summer. All three are active in professional camp director circles, attending conferences, seminars, and director discussions throughout the year.
Director Ryan Rosen is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in graphic design. Ryan has been involved with Camp Kinneret since 1995 when he started as a CILT. After 3 years as the Camp Kinneret Pool Director followed by 3 years as the lead assistant camp director, Ryan spent 2 summers as co-director of Sunny Skies Day Camp. He returned to Camp Kinneret as a director following the 2007 camp season and purchased the camp from long-time owner Harold Gordon in 2011. Ryan and his wife Britt welcomed their daughter, Dylan, in 2015.
Co-Director Jamie Porter attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she played with and student-coached the softball team and received a Bachelor’s Degree in cultural anthropology and a minor degree in athletic coaching. She subsequently received a Master’s Degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. Following a few years working at a law firm, Jamie joined the Camp Kinneret family in 2007. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys playing competitive kickball and trying and cooking new and interesting food!
Leadership Team Member
Danny graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. Danny attended Sunny Skies Day Camp as a camper at the earlier age of 4 until becoming a group counselor for 3 summers. Following the closing of Sunny Skies after the 2007 summer, he spent 2 summers working in professional theatre. In 2010, he found his way back to camp at Camp Kinneret and has been a member of the camp Leadership team since 2011. Prior to joining the year round camp team in 2017, Danny was an actor, director, outdoor educator, and most recently an assistant teacher. He enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and trips to the theatre.
Chief Security Officer
Chief Security Officer Colbie Rosen, passed her level II obedience training course with flying colors in 2011. She has been involved with Camp Kinneret since 2010. Colbie works hard to protect the office during the year but takes time off from work during the summer, attending “family camp” with her grandparents. She enjoys naps, squirrels, treats, and visits to the Kinneret Farm to find lizards.