More than just a summer camp, Camp Kimama will introduce your child to multiple cultures and languages and offer real, long-lasting friendships with Jewish children from around the world! Here, kids strengthen their independence, leadership skills, and personal development. And oh yes—deepen their bond and love for Israel! Each year for the past decade, Camp Kimama has hosted thousands of kids ages 6-18 from 40 countries around the world! The international staff at Kimama's summer camp, as well as the logistical and administrative staff, consists of adults ages 21-30, with extensive background and experience in informal education with youth. They are all graduates of youth movements and delegations, and are educators at heart. The counselors at Kimama are mostly college students or older, or recruits from the Jewish Agency for Israel's delegations to the US and Europe. Most of them come back year after year. Counselors speak at least two languages; they are professional, caring, compassionate, active, talented, and fun. We promise you that they will provide your kids with an amazing, life changing summer! On average, 1500 campers from 40 different countries attend camp each summer. Their ages range from 6-17. All staff members are required to have previous experience in summer camping and leadership. Camp Kimama expects its staff to be sensitive to campers' needs, set an example, and become positive role models!
Camp Kimama is Israel’s premier international overnight summer camp. A place for Jewish youth between the ages of 6 and 17 from Israel and around the world to enjoy a quality overnight camp experience in Israel’s most beautiful settings. We have two amazing campuses to choose from – our beachfront campus is right on the Mediterranean between Tel Aviv and Haifa and our riverfront campus, on the banks of the Jordan River is in the heart of Israel’s picturesque Upper Galilee.
Our campers come from over 28 countries, including Israel, the United States, Canada and many countries in Europe and South America! There are 3 two-week sessions to choose from in our Beachfront campus and one two—week session at our Galil Campus. All programs are conducted in BOTH English and Hebrew.
The focus is on FUN, including sports, music, dance, nature, arts and crafts, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, horseback riding, basketball, soccer and much more. There is also a focus on Jewish identity exploration, including magical Kabbalat Shabbat services and endless opportunities to get to know your peers from around the world.
We also have a summer camp in New York. Please visit our website for more information.
Kimama has been operating since 2004 and our staff is made up of bilingual (Hebrew and English) professionals with many years of experience.