Founded in 1927, Camp Kinder Ring is a nurturing Jewish community where the goal of making the world a better place for all is introduced to campers in a fun, safe and joy-filled environment. The camp offers a wide variety of activities, from sports and gymnastics to cheer, mountain biking and archery. Campers can swim in a heated pool and Sylvan Lake with non-motorized boating and inflatables.

“We delicately weave Jewish values into everything we do—and all while allowing our campers and staff to enjoy a traditional residential camp experience,” says Dr. Marc Rauch, camp director. 

Camp Kinder Ring offers a diverse arts and crafts program including woodworking, ceramics, glass making and textiles, a hands-on and impactful Jewish cultural program, a state-of-the-art adventure center complete with zip line, bungee jump, ropes courses and dance and drama programs. New for this summer is a pickleball center with eight courts. 

“We work tirelessly to create a camp community focused on our mantra—Friendship, Love and Spirit—which means being kind to one another, caring for one another, accepting differences and allowing alternative perspectives,” Rauch says. 

Older campers participate in overnight trips upon entering seventh grade, while younger campers enjoy ice cream in the local town, bowling and day trips. The camp brings in top-rated entertainers throughout the summer including musicians, hypnotists, magicians, drumming circles, dueling pianos and bubble parties.

“Our families always tell us how impressed they are with the connections their children made and the values they were taught at camp—and the overall incredible summer camp experience we provide,” he says.

335 Sylvan Lake Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY

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