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Our Story

Founded in 1923 by Jewish activists as a retreat for their children from the tenements of NYC, Camp Kinderland is true to the vision of its founders. In a difficult world, we are an oasis for children ages 8 to 16; a place where they can be themselves, feel at ease, and work and play in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust.
As at many camps, our campers play sports, swim and hike, gain new experiences in arts, drama, music, dance, nature and camping. But at Kinderland they also encounter ideals of social justice and peace. They don’t hesitate to sing a Yiddish labor song, paint a mural of Harriet Tubman or write a skit about putting an end to war—that’s just what you do at Camp Kinderland, where it is okay to think, to care, to question and to act. There is nothing quite like it; and it works because the values of community and culture, of justice and righteousness, are inextricably integrated with the friendship, the joy, the beauty, the sheer fun and adventure, of life at sleepaway camp. Please feel free to explore our website. We welcome your questions and look forward to meeting you!

2018 Newsletter

Throughout the year, we try to keep you apprised of the happenings within the Camp Kinderland community. And every fall, […]

2018 Phonathon

Every fall, Camp Kinderland hosts its Annual Phonathon Fundraiser. During this week, dedicated Kinderland volunteers, including alumni, parents, and CITs, […]

CIT play plus…

Here are some pictures, mostly the CIT play, but a few from  earlier in the day.  

Pictures from Week 6

Here are some pictures from our Hiroshima Commemoration in the early morning. And here are some from a peace vigil […]

Pictures from Week 5

Here are some pictures from Week 5 (the first week of our August session).  Enjoy. 2018 Week 5  

Pictures from Week 4

New photos are up – campwide dance, share in the dining room during a thunderstorm, and the 14s performance of […]

Pictures from Week 3

Olympics has begun! This week will be full of photos, please check back often as we will be adding to […]

Pictures from Week 2

2018 Week 2    Week 2 is a little sparse, but Week 3 will be fantastic : )