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 variety of activities, from sports and gymnastics to 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, glassworks and textiles, a hands-on and impactful Jewish cultural program, a state-of-the-art adventure center with a zip line, bungee jump and ropes courses, a new pickleball center with eight courts and dance and drama programs.

“We work tirelessly to create a camp community focused on our motto— 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 beginning in seventh grade, while all ages enjoy inter-camp tournaments and competitions. The camp brings in top-rated entertainers including musicians, hypnotists, magicians, drumming circles, dueling pianos, bubble parties and more.

“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