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Camp Kayetz

Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center Summer Day Camp             

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.

2019 Winter Overnight

Thursday, January 3

Camp in the great indoors with your Camp Kayetz friends! Campers (K‒7th grade) and CITs (8th‒10th grade) will arrive at TBE at 3:00 PM and enjoy games, snacks, crafts, songs, dinner, a movie, sleepover and breakfast the next morning before pick up at 10:30 AM. Cost: $65/camper, $55/discount rate (sibling, first-time camper, referred another camper). Contact Mimi and Sarah at to register your child.

2018 Summer ______________________________________

Camp this summer is June 25th --> July 20th. You can download a registration packet below, or find the it in the foyer. Any other details you need? Please contact Mimi Guiney at 336-4560.

Download the Camp Kayetz Application Form here.
Download the Campership Application Form here.

The deadline is March 15 for residential camps and April 20 for Camp Kayetz. All campership funding will be distributed by April 20, so please do not delay your application. After April 20,funds may no longer be available.

NEW THIS YEAR!! Camp Kayetz is excited to announce after-camp care will be offered this summer. Provided by Jess Mitchell & Kerith Koontz, care will be offered from 3 PM to 6 PM on all days that camp meets at the temple. Snack will be provided and there's even an option for semi-private art lessons. For further information and rates, please contact either Jess (812-219-7522) or Kerith (831-252-4712) directly by phone or text.

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.

Thu, December 13 2018 5 Tevet 5779