Days at Camp Kingswood are filled with fun and excitement. Our program is largely elective-based, with a wide variety of choices in land and water sports, outdoor adventures and the arts.

Each week at camp is something different. Last week, I learned how to waterski!

Kingswood camper, age 10
Kingswood camper at the waterfront

Kids Create Their Best Summer Ever!

Campers design their own day by choosing their electives so they can enjoy their favorite activities, learn new skills and develop self-confidence. Our youngest campers have three electives per day, while all others have four.  The electives change on a weekly basis to allow staff to be creative and for campers to try new activities. Each week is a new experience!

A daily bunk activity gives campers the opportunity to bond with their peers, create memories and feel supported.

Activities for Every Interest

Campers boating at Camp Kingswood waterfront

Waterfront Fun

Campers enjoy sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, kneeboarding, tubing, paddleboarding, water slides, water trampoline, more.

Kingswood campers taking instructional swim lesson

Instructional Swim

Younger campers are placed in the class that matches their ability and have instruction for 45 minutes/day. 
 

Kingswood campers jumping in the lake

Free Swim

Campers participate in free swim under the supervision of lifeguards and trained instructors.
 

Kingswood camper playing basketball

Sports

Something for every kid, including archery, baseball, beach volleyball, basketball, flag football, Frisbee golf, Gaga, more.
 

Kingswood campers playing soccer

More Sports

Something for every kid, including kickball, lacrosse, Newcomb, soccer, street hockey, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee.
 

Kingswood camper doing arts and crafts

Visual Arts

Kids explore their creativity through arts & crafts, ceramics, photography, jewelry making, painting, video production, more.
 

Camper participating in performing arts at Kingswood

Performing Arts

Campers have opportunities to express themselves in dance classes, drama, guitar, gymnastics, music, musical theater productions.
 

Kingswood camper on ropes course

High-Energy Adventures

Kids go beyond the ordinary with the rock climbing wall, zip line, mountain biking, low ropes course and high ropes course.
 

Kingswood campers in outdoor tent

Outdoor Adventures

Campers enjoy the great outdoors with hiking, day and overnight camping trips, outdoor cooking and outdoor living skills.

Kingswood campers hanging out in front of Israeli flag

Jewish Culture

Jewish pride, themes, programs and celebrations are woven through camp life. Everyone is welcome, regardless of background.

Kingswood campers at color war

Special Programs and Events

Kids look forward to Color War, guest performers, talent shows, Fourth of July Carnival, Israel Day, community service, more.

Specialty Programs

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is a youth leadership and development program for campers entering grade 11. The objective is to foster the development of positive leaders in the camp community, serve as role models and ultimately supervise campers over the course of future summers.

CIT Trip to Israel is an optional three-week experience for Kingswood CITs organized in conjunction with BBYO. This trip takes place during the first session of camp and provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for CITs to connect with the history, people, and natural beauty of Israel. After the trip, CITs return to camp for the second session and continue their training.

Follow these 3 steps for registering:

  1. Register with BBYO
  2. Register with Kingswood
  3. Complete CIT Program Application

Zohar Special Needs Inclusion Program is a fully integrated camp experience for adolescents under the supervision of specially trained staff. The program is open to boys and girls ages 10-17 with developmental disabilities, high functioning spectrum disorders, and neurological and learning challenges. The counselor to camper ratio is 1:2. A family interview is required.

Zohar Special Needs Vocational Program provides Zohar campers ages 17-21 the opportunity to build independent living and work skills within the safe environment of the Kingswood community. Campers benefit from job shadowing work experience, supportive coaching and social interaction. The goal is to have participants succeed in their areas of interest and develop transferrable skills.

Camp K'Tzat (just a little) is a four-day program at the end of the summer designed for first-time overnight campers entering grades 1-5.

Day and Overnight Camp Combo is a great way to try overnight camp! Kids spend part of the summer at Camp Grossman or Camp Kaleidoscope, JCC Greater Boston day camps, and part at Camp Kingswood. Register for at least two weeks each at Grossman or Kaleidoscope and Kingswood for a combined special rate.

Fun-Filled Trips for Every Age

All campers get to experience the excitement of an outdoor adventure trip that includes an overnight out of camp. The older the group, the more advanced the trip. Please review the packing list to ensure your child brings the proper gear. Trips are a great way to broaden your child's experience and provide an increased appreciation for the outdoors. There is no additional charge to participate in this experience.

Trips include hikes, canoe/kayaking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and rock climbing. All trips are lead by qualified staff that surpass both American Camping Association and Maine Youth Camping accreditation requirements. 

We’re Unplugged!

Kingswood is a technology-free camp. This gives campers freedom from the constant demands of their devices, so they can focus on their friends and activities.

campers at the waterfront

Experience the magic of camp

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Campers playing basketball

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