News & Announcements

Her Sister’s Tattoo and Camp Kinderland

We were thrilled when we found out that much of Elli Meeropol’s new novel, Her Sister’s Tattoo, is set in Camp Kinderland, unnamed but easily recognizable.

A couple months (and a hundred years ago), we had planned a small in-person book launch party that would serve also as a fundraiser for Camp Kinderland. Due to current circumstances, we have opted for a digital alternative.


If you click here,  you will find a video clip of Elli reading from Her Sister’s Tattoo, as well as an author’s note, and a review by our Camp Director Emeritus, Alice Shechter.


As for our planned fundraiser, Elli offered to donate $10 to Camp Kinderland for every book purchased from Red Hen, or your local bookstore. To make sure that your purchase contributes to our fundraiser, please forward a copy of your receipt to, subject: Kinderland Fundraiser- Her Sister’s Tattoo

A Letter from our Camp Director

Dear Camp Kinderland Community,

In this time of uncertainty, I wanted to reach out to each of you and extend my wishes for everyone to stay healthy and safe during this crisis.

Of course, we aren’t sure of what the future holds for the summer of 2020. However, we still have over 3 months before our summer program is scheduled to begin, so we will continue to forge ahead with the hope that camp will happen. The safety and health of our campers and staff is of the utmost importance to all of us. We do operate under the auspices of the Massachusetts Board of Health and ultimately, they will be the ones making the final decisions about this coming summer.

The Camp Kinderland community is strong as we approach our 100th year, and we are working to find new ways to stay connected in this time of social distance. Stay tuned via e-mail, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as we are planning several events that will take place online. The first event will be a virtual “Singing with Ira” early next week, and an open call for virtual share performances! If there is anything YOU would like to share with the Kinderland community, please email Development and Outreach Director, Joey Perr, at

For those of you who might have questions or concerns, please feel free to either email me at or call me at 718-643-0771 ext 109.

In Solidarity,

Cindy Zingher
Executive Director
PS. Take care and be safe. Washing your hands is an act of solidarity!

2019 Newsletter

2019 Annual Camp Kinderland Newsletter

2019 was quite a year for the Camp Kinderland community, and we are so excited to share the highlights with you in the latest Camp Kinderland Newsletter! Read it from your computer or tablet, take it with you on your phone, or print it out at home. It is easy to share with family and friends – just forward them the link or direct them to the Kinderland website.


Prefer a hard-copy and don’t have access to a printer? No problem. Just reply to this email with your current post mailing address to request a copy.

2018 Newsletter

Throughout the year, we try to keep you apprised of the happenings within the Camp Kinderland community. And every fall, we collect some of the most exciting stories, photos, articles, and remembrances from the previous year in one place to share with our camper families, alumni, and supporters in the Kinderland Newsletter. Click the link below to read the 2018 Kinderland Newsletter:

2018 Phonathon

phonathonEvery fall, Camp Kinderland hosts its Annual Phonathon Fundraiser. During this week, dedicated Kinderland volunteers, including alumni, parents, and CITs, get together to call everyone in our database to request donations for our Camper Scholarship Fund. This fundraiser raises between $30,000 and $50,000 every year, and providing scholarships to camper families in need would be impossible without it. All you have to do is pick up when we call, make a pledge, and fulfill it either online, or through the post mail when we send you the pledge fulfillment letter. It is so easy, and it makes a huge difference in the lives of so many.