Thank you 2015 Print E-mail

Another year, and another Kinus. We had a wonderful time, and we hope you did, too.

I'd like to take the time to thank all the people who made it possible:

  • The Kinus Committee, who sat there and planned the whole thing for months and months. They spent hundreds of hours to make this year's Kinus so great.
  • The kitchen staff. Their work started weeks before the Kinusim. They had to buy, prepare, and transport the food to Camp Nobebosco. Then, instead of enjoying all the activities, they spent their whole time preparing one meal after another. As we were chowing down breakfast, they were busy working on lunch. When we gobbled down lunch, they got started with supper preparations. During supper, they were busy slicing bagels and preparing cream cheese for the next day's breakfast. And each and every one was a volunteer.
  • The parents and other adults who lent us their expertise to help lead the various sessions.
  • The older Scouts who spent their time teaching the younger scouts the skills they need.
  • All the other Scouts whose thorough enjoyment made the whole thing worthwhile. Plus, they helped us get rid of all that food.

Thanks everyone for attending. Hope to see you next year. Meanwhile, the Kinus committee is already starting to plan the 2016 Kinus. Since Shavuot won't be on Memorial Day weekend, we're aiming for Memorial Day weekend next year.  (When that's official, we'll let you know.) See you there, if not before!

The New Jersey Kinus Print E-mail

Friends For Life
Friends for Life

Where do great childhood memories come from? They come from doing something that's fun, but challenging. Something where you meet people who leave a lasting impression on you. That's what the New Jersey Kinus is all about.

Every year, hundreds of kids and their parents come to the New Jersey Kinus. They come from all over the Northeast and beyond. They come here to learn about camping, the beauty of the outdoors, and the dozens of fun sessions that we offered for the past 39 years. Last year, we gave sessions on computers, astronomy, folklore, and photography to name just a few. We led the kids on hikes up mountains and over hills. We taught them how to shoot a bow and arrow. And without the kids realizing it, we taught them respect and good citizenship.

And their parents? They enjoyed the camaraderie of the other adults who wanted to see their kids have fun and grow. They enjoyed the sessions of Jewish learning that we provided on Shabbat. They also enjoyed participating in the camping and doing the same sessions their kids enjoyed.

And, you don't have to know your woodsy lore. That's our job. We're here to make your Kinus experience pleasant. We provide kosher meals and Orthodox and Egalitarian services throughout the entire Kinus. Enjoy walking through the woods, staying up late to look at the stars through a telescope, or simply take in the peaceful atmosphere for a nice Shabbat nap.

Register now, and come May, we'll see you there.