Our Leading Values


The guiding light of our activities –  are reflected in the program and structure of the camps. In addition to having fun, Kimama emphasizes the wider significance of things, enhancing and promoting personal awareness and growth, developing independence and self-reliance, leadership qualities and communication skills.

These Are The Kimama Values
International Israeli-Jewish Encounter
Every encounter is an opportunity for new ties, new friendships. Israeli-Jewish-international encounter inherently carries with it added value; it imparts a warm, familiar feeling that engenders a feeling of belonging, creates hope for both change on one hand and continuity on the other. Camp Kimama’s uniqueness lies in empowering a cross-border experience, widening young people’s horizons and opening new opportunities. Kimama brings different identities together, develops an international social network that broadens one’s horizons and links separate worlds. This special encounter yields incredible results on so many levels.

The Freedom to be Me
Kimama creates a place free of the humdrum of everyday life; a space imbued with the spirit of freedom, free of the shackles of routine. The promise of independence and personal choice lets every camper open up and explore aspects of his or her personality, that do not necessarily find expression in habitual frameworks.
When routine is left behind, one is free to experience self-expression, self-discovery and empowerment. A place to experiment, experience, grow and mature.

Personal Quest –Transitions
A quest is a personal journey of exploration; embarking on a route that leads to new places, a road that unfolds as you travel. Every step brings with new experiences, new adventures, all connected with developing self awareness as well as awareness of the road traveled. The quest offered at Kimama is special and unique in time, but its effects last for years.

Values and Belonging
Kimama is offering a new kind of network; a “youth movement”. These values are in fact a change in the Kimama concept. We no longer aim for a one-time experience, but long-term, meaningful ties. A fabric of relationships that spans the world, providing continuity and a new togetherness, that perseveres and grows from one year to the next. This is what sets Kimama camps apart from ordinary summer camps. Not only fun and good-times, but also values, content, identity, and a deep commitment.

Spirit of Adventure
Meaningful experiences, of the type young people undergo at Camp Kimama, leave their mark and linger on, way past the duration of camp. The Kimama experience has a practical aspect too: stimulating and exciting, that stirs curiosity, sparks imagination, adds a touch of delightful suspense. After all – it’s an adventure. The more abstract, emotional aspects are conveyed in the sensations, in the atmosphere absorbed. It is the spirit of Kimama – the way everything is done, the passion, the good will, the attentiveness. All these combine and constitute the Kimama spirit, which is responsible for the unique experience – one that the camper adopts, cherishes, makes his own, and carries away with him.