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A Message From Camp Kayetz Director, Mimi Guiney
No more paper!  This year the Summer 2022 registration will be as much as possible on-line.  If you have previously attended Camp or our a member of Temple Beth El please go to this link:
If you are not in Temple Beth El’s system, no problem!  Please fill out the Simple Intake form at  Our staff will then email you a link to complete the rest of the registration process.
Not sure, call Ana at 831-479-3444 and if you want a dose of camp please check out our video!
~Mimi and the Camp Kayetz staff
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. Make new friends and strengthen your old friendships at a traditional, fun-filled camp full of Jewish values and a wide variety of activities. See pictures from 2019 summer here.


We offer a great variety of fun activities:

Music & Theater
Camping Trip
Raging Waters
Visits to Parks and Beaches
Additional Exciting Field Trips 
Special Shabbats
Great America (for CITs)
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 23nd summer at Camp Kayetz, and the 15th 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.
Thu, February 2 2023 11 Sh'vat 5783