The Cabin is the nucleus of the Kiniya Experience and each cabin is overseen by its Leadership Team. This team includes a Cabin Leader (who must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate), an Assistant Leader (17 years old) or Junior Leader (16 years old) and for our younger girls an Aide (15 years old and the first year of leadership.) Essentially all of the leaders at each level have come up through the Kiniya program and have excellent first hand knowledge of Camp.
Many of the summer’s most important experiences happen in the cabin setting… Vespers, cabin suppers, team building, and inspection. Cabins sit together and eat family style for each meal, three times a day. In the cabin group the Leader acts as the teacher, mentor, parent, sister and coach.
Upon arrival, campers are placed into either Junior or Senior Division. Our Junior campers are typically ages 9 to 11 years-old and our Senior campers are ages 12 to 14 years-old. There are 7 Junior Division cabins positioned towards the north end of main campus and 9 Senior Division cabins clumped towards the south end of campus. Our cabins range in size from 6 to 11 campers. Each Junior cabin is equipped with its’ very own bathroom! This includes several showers, toilets, and sinks. Our Senior campers use the Senior Bathhouse, built in 2012 located across from Loft and Ark cabins.
Every cabin at Kiniya is unique and brings its own personality and traditions. Many of our cabins carry Kiniya history with them while others are named for historic Camp family names. This makes the cabin a true home for campers and leaders allowing them to grow as a family unit.