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Camp Kayetz

Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center Summer Day Camp 

Camp Kayetz  June 17 —> July 12, 2019.          

ENROLL NOW. Don't miss the fun! Summer is coming and Camp Kayetz is eagerly awaiting your kids. This summer's session runs from June 17‒July 12 for campers aged 6‒12 and CITs aged 13‒15. Make new friends and strengthen your old friendships at a traditional, fun-filled camp full of Jewish values and a wide variety of activities.

Camp Kayetz, the ONLY coed, Jewish day camp in the Santa Cruz area. Besides the awesome field trips, a camping trip, low camper-to-staff ratios, arts & crafts and more, participation helps strengthen the entire Jewish community, from youngsters through our college kids who form the bulk of our staff. Children's Temple School friendships are enhanced in a safe, fun, and joy-filled environment. 

If you have questions, please e-mail Mimi Guiney, Camp Kayetz director, at, or phone her at 336-4560.

Download the Camp Kayetz Registration form here.
Download the Campership Application form here.

We offer a great variety of fun activities:

  • Crafts
  • Sports
  • Music & Theater
  • Camping Trip
  • Raging Waters
  • Visits to Parks and Beaches
  • Crafts Addional Exciting Field Trips   
  • Special Shabbats
  • Great America (for CITs)

(Sorry, we do not offer before camp care. Campers provide their own lunch, drinks and snacks. Camp provides meals for the overnight trip.)

Camp Director 2010-present
Mimi Guiney will return for her 18th summer at Camp Kayetz, and the fourth year as Director. She knows the value of camp experiences, especially with Jewish connections, as she was a day and resident camper in her youth, a NFTY camper & officer, and the mom of two campers & NFTYites. She loves music, Israeli dance, cooking, crafts, and having fun. She promises to take excellent care of your child(ren) while vowing to never grow up.

Counselors-in-Training (CITs) 
CITs receive valuable leadership training and serve as helpers while participating in camp activities. As leaders and role models, they must be available all four weeks, be responsible and enjoy working with children. To apply for a CIT position, please call Mimi at 336-4560 to schedule an interview. The CIT Program is designed for 13-15 year olds entering 8th-10th grades.

Sat, May 25 2019 20 Iyar 5779