Year Round & Summer Staff

Our greatest asset is our staff. We strive to hire and promote the best camp professionals available. Read about our key staff and feel free to contact any of them with questions.

 Meet Our Year Round Staff

Pam Caldwell Nootbaar

(With her husband Joe, and daughters Taylor, Victoria & Natalie)

Pam Caldwell Nootbaar has spent most of her life at Kennolyn. Today, as our General Manager she oversees all of the camp and event operations on both of our properties. She pays special attention to ensuring that our programs stay relevant in today’s world while remaining true to the vision of her grandparents, Uncle Max and Aunt Marion. Pam is a graduate of UC Berkeley and has an MBA from Georgetown. She lives in Menlo Park.

Pam Nootbaar: ext.400

Andrew Townsend

(With his wife Brenda, and children Samantha, Mitchell and Grace)


Andrew has been a part of Kennolyn since 1985. Like so many people before and since, he found Kennolyn to be a destination rather than a stop on a journey. In that first summer he met his future wife, Brenda, and Kennolyn became their summer home. In 1993, Andrew and Brenda moved to Kennolyn full time and over the next few years Andrew became the Director of all our camps. With their three children, all committed Kennolyn campers of course, Andrew and Brenda continue to live on site. Andrew served two terms as President of the American Camp Association (ACA), Northern California and is the current president of the Western Association of Independent Camps. He also served on the Board of Directors of Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz. During the summer, Andrew is very much hands on as Director of Resident Camp and provides daily oversight and support to our Day Camp Director. Brenda Townsend is the Director of our Family Camp program and spends part of her summer working at Day Camp.

Andrew Townsend: ext. 444 –

Allison Lloyd & Family

Allison Lloyd

(With her husband Evan, and children Addison and Max)

Allison Lloyd first came to Kennolyn in 1988 as a camper, and returned as a counselor in 2000. With a Master’s Degree in special education, Allison was a teacher for 10 years before joining Kennolyn’s year round staff. She has held different positions at Kennolyn’s Resident Camp, and in 2011 became Director of Day Camp. She has enjoyed being a part of such an enriching experience for children.

Allison Lloyd: ext. 449 –

Lindsey Caldwell Johnsonjohnsons

(With her husband Dan, and children Logan, Cole & Miles)

Lindsey grew up going to Kennolyn every summer, then worked as a staff member for many years. She met and fell in love with a fellow counselor who is now her husband! They live in Capitola with their three boys (who look forward to every session they get to spend at camp). Lindsey has worked as a graphic designer and now works year round here in Camper Development. Her goal is to enhance every family’s experience in the same spirit that her grandparents Aunt Marion and Uncle Max did for so many thousands of campers!

Lindsey Johnson: ext 440 –

Samantha Townsend

img_0615Samantha grew up at Kennolyn, starting in cabin Acacia in 1999. She has been on staff since the summer of 2011 in roles such as Ceramics Coordinator and Women’s Head Counselor. Samantha graduated from the University of Redlands in 2015 with a degree in Psychology and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She spent the next year traveling and working for Camp America in England. In the fall of 2016, Samantha joined the Kennolyn team full-time as the Program Coordinator. She is excited to carry on the camp traditions that have been such a big part of her life for so many years.

Samantha Townsend: ext 448 –


 Meet Our Summer Staff

Carolyn Caldwell Folmar and Pat VeatchMy name is Carolyn Caldwell Folmar and I am the Associate Director of Kennolyn. Aunt Marion and Uncle Max were my parents, so I grew up at Kennolyn! As a camper, one of my favorite things was outpost, because I loved cooking my own food outdoors and getting dirty. Two of my favorite activities were riflery and animal care, and I enjoyed riding when I was older. For many years, I was a speech therapist in public schools. I was happily married to Roger Lee Folmar for thirty five years. My alligator, Leerog, is used in the camp song that was named after him. At camp, I work wherever help is needed. Some of my consistent jobs are organizing the veggie chop, helping at the laundry mat, meeting with the CIT’s and JC’s, and watching activities. A few hobbies are reading, writing articles for a group and walking. I also enjoy being with my family. My two sons and most of my grandchildren live in Martinez and Livermore. I hope all of you have a fantastic summer!

Carolyn Caldwell Folmar and Pat Veatch

Hi, I’m Pat Veatch. I have been coming to camp for many years, starting soon after Kennolyn was founded in 1946, and my husband Jack and I have continued to come back through the years. I missed a couple of years to get married and have three children, and now we are all in Alexandria, Virginia, where I am a docent at Mt. Vernon Estate. I have had almost every job at Kennolyn (at both Stone Creek Village and the Hilltop Hacienda), and have loved every one of them! But the best time is the day the campers arrive. I know first-hand all the fun they will have! My family came to camp, and now I am blessed to have all my grandchildren here as campers too. I look forward to meeting all of you and your families!

Staff of Summer 2017

Day Camp

Bart VerheijenHi folks, my name is Bart! I'm from Holland but I have been coming to camp for many years because it's the most beautiful place with the best people in the world 🙂

Back home I'm nearly done with my master of laws degree but at camp I'm much more interested in matters like outpost and hockey! Can't wait to meet you!
Christa BoyntonI am from Santa Cruz and currently attending CSU, Chico as a Public Relations major. This is my first year at Kennolyn and I'm so excited. I love the adventure that the outdoors bring. A few of my favorite things include: reading, dancing, swimming, kids, board games, and frozen yogurt.
Daniel EgriHi! My name is Daniel and I'm excited to announce that this will be my first summer at Kennolyn! I'm from Slovakia, but actually I'm Hungarian.I spend 5 years at Selye J•nos University where I study Management. I love to run, swim and hanging out with friends. See you at camp!
Dominika UhrovaHi! I'm Dominika. I come from Slovakia and I can't wait to see you all. I'm a student of teaching programme -Pedagogy, English language and literature and Aesthetics at the University in Nitra. This is my very first summer in Kennolyn and I•À_m so excited to meet a lot of new people. I love drama activities, long walks in forest and everything connected with aesthetics and art. See you in Camp!
Evan KrauseHi, I'm Evan! I'm originally from right here in Santa Cruz, California and this will be my 4th year at Kennolyn. I love to run, swim, bike and hike in the lovely Santa Cruz Mountains!
Gisselle AyalaComing soon!
Hayden EdwardsHello! I'm Hayden and I cannot wait for my first summer working at Kennolyn, where I'll be a day camp Lifeguard! I'm from a small town called Eastbourne in the UK and I've recently finished three years of study for a Bachelor's Degree in Air Transport Management. I love being outdoors, and particularly enjoy taking part in various water sports, such as kayaking and windsurfing. I look forward to meeting you at camp!
Helen NyeComing soon!
Jamie ManciniHi everyone! My name is Jamie, I'm from Santa Cruz, CA and this is my third summer at camp. I'm a student at Gonzaga University and majoring in Environmental Studies. I love to hike, climb and dance. Can't wait to meet you all!
Joseph DoddsI'm Joe! I am from Yorkshire in England. I studied Business at The University of Reading and interned at The Walt Disney Company. I play soccer, love travelling the world and couldn't live without coffee. This will be my first year at camp, can't wait to meet you all!
Joseph McMinnHey there! My name's Joe, and I'm back again! Whenever I'm not at camp, you can find me studying Aerospace Engineering at UCSD or playing ultimate frisbee. I'm super stoked to be back for my fourth summer at Kennolyn, see you there!
Judith DurdenHi! I'm Judith, and I am super excited to be working at Kennolyn this summer for the first time! I am presently pursuing both my Master of Arts degree in education and my teaching credential. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz County, and currently live in Seacliff. I love spending time outdoors hiking, running, horseback riding and making arts and crafts. I am really looking forward to a fun-filled summer with all of you, and making some great memories!!
Justyna LukaszczykHi! I'm Justyna and it will be my 4th summer at Kennolyn. I studied English and Logistics in transport management. I love being outdoors, baking and taking pictures. Can't wait to be back at camp.
Kaitlin JohnsonHi everyone, I'm Kaitlin. I am beyond excited to return to camp for my 5th summer! I grew up locally and attended Kennolyn from 2nd to 9th grade. I knew way back then that I wanted to return to work at my home away from home.When not at camp I love hiking, geocaching and going on adventures with my family. My favorite part of camp is getting to know new faces and seeing familiar ones year after year. I can't wait to meet you!
Katie O'ReganHello, all! My name is Katie, and I cannot wait to return to Kennolyn for my fourth summer, this time as Day Camp Head Counselor. I graduated from Chapman University last year, and I'll be attending San Jose State for the next three years while pursuing a Master's in Speech Pathology. When I'm not at camp or school, I spend as much time as possible at Disneyland!
Keegan SkinnerHello, my name is Keegan and I am from Aptos, CA. I am currently studying Economics and Spanish at Cabrillo College and plan on transferring in a couple of years. This will be my 12th summer at Kennolyn, second year on staff. During my free time I enjoy going hiking and discovering new foods!
Kelly McMinnHello! My name is Kelly and I am excited to be returning to Kennolyn for my second summer as a Counselor. When I'm not at camp I am studying Business Information Systems with a minor in Psychology at Cal Poly SLO. I love animals, sports and the outdoors. I can't wait to see you at camp!
Kenneth LiningerComing soon!
Mariam SossouadounoHi I'm Mariam. I'm from San Jose. This will be my first time at Kennolyn Camp and I very excited for this summer. I go to University of San Francisco and I am a pre-med and psychology major. I love dancing, singing, playing basketball, and making new memories. Can't wait for this summer!
Mary Ellen BradleyHello! I'm Mary Ellen and I am extremely excited to work at Kennolyn Camp for the first time this summer. I recently graduated from Sonoma State University as a Business Management Major. I love to play any sport and love to travel as much as I can. I can't wait for camp!
Megan KeatingComing soon!
Melody PoulsHi! My name's Melody and I'm super excited to join the Kennolyn family for the first time this year. I know it's going to be awesome! I studied biology in school and I love singing, playing piano, and hiking in the great outdoors. I can't wait to sing some camp songs with you all!
Michelle WangHi! My name is Michelle and this is my first summer at Kennolyn! I'm studying chemistry and biology in school and I love to run, garden, and playing Pokemon!
Mitchell ButlerHey Guys! I am born and raised here in beautiful California in a small town right next to Berkeley called Lafayette. I love to take hold of every single day and get after it! My favorite passed times are riding anything with two wheels, surfing, and creating with my hands. I was a volunteer fire fighter for two years and hope to make that my career one day. Lets have an awesome summer!
Mitchell PoynterHi, my name is Mitchell Poynter, and I am from Dayton, Ohio. I study bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where I also run cross country and track. I love the outdoors, and I can't wait to meet the campers this summer!
Naomi LeonardHello, I am Naomi and I am so, so excited to work at Kennolyn, especially as it is my first summer here! I live right at the bottom of the UK and I have just graduated from University where I studied Sports Coaching and Physical Education. I cannot wait to meet you all so that we can have an amazing summer together - and you can also learn a little bit about the UK. See you soon!
Natalie DeraicheHi! My name is Natalie Deraiche and I am from Santa Cruz, CA! I am going to be a senior at UC Berkeley and I am studying Social Welfare. This is my first summer as a counselor at Camp Kennolyn and I am so excited!
Noelle PruettHi! I'm Noelle and I'm from Corralitos, California. I just finished my second year studying ecology and evolution at UCSB, and am super excited to be back for my second summer at Kennolyn! I love being outdoors and going hiking, surfing, skiing, and playing volleyball! Can't wait to see everyone at Kennolyn!
Olivia AtkinsonHi, my name is Olivia but you can call me Liv! I love sports, in particular cycling and hiking, as well as the great outdoors. This is my first summer at camp and I'm so excited to meet you all!
Philbert SoHi, I'm Philbert and I'm excited to work at Kennolyn for the first time! I'm studying Integrated mechanical and electrical engineering. I love to play sports and music, travel, read books and comics.
Rachael DownsHallo! I'm Rachael, twenty & a 3rd year PE student at Edinburgh university. I can be one of they nippy active gym girls, but promise not to be too overbearing during summer! This will be my first year at Kennolyn as an international counsellor - can't wait to meet you all & to get started!
Rebecca HargravesHello! My name is Rebecca and this will be my first summer at Kennolyn Camp! I am studying Psychology, Education & Social Justice, and Spanish at Western Washington University, but I grew up in Santa Cruz, California. I love hiking, acting, singing, and writing poetry.
Sabrina SalkindHi everyone! I'm Sabrina and I'm excited to work at Kennolyn for my 2nd summer! I study art and outdoor education at my school in Washington. In my free time I love to rock climb, hike, play guitar, and doodle! See you on the ropes course!
Scott EkinHi! I'm Scott and this is my seventh summer at the awesome Kennolyn Day Camp! I have a degree in Criminal Justice and graduated the police academy last year; I love being outdoors and cannot wait to see you at Outdoor Adventure!
Toby PriceHello, I'm Toby and I am coming to Kennolyn Camp for the first time this Summer!!! I am currently studying computer science at college. I love taking part in outdoor activities such as football and BMX'ing which is what ill be teaching at camp. Can't wait to meet everyone at camp!
Zephyr FrazerComing soon!

Resident Camp

Adam GravesHello there! I'm Adam and this is my second summer on staff! I'm a business administration student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I love everything about the outdoors and the ocean. Can't wait to come back this summer!!!!
Adam NorcottHi! My name is Adam and this will be my first year at Kennolyn. I'm currently studying Outdoor Recreation Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and am counting down the days until camp. I love biking, running, and all things food. See you in the redwoods!
Adrian RajHi, I'm Adrian. I from Poland. I'm so excited to work at Kennolyn this summer. I've studied computer science in Bielsko-Biala. I'm a magician and waiter. I love doing magic and working with people. See you at camp! 🙂
Agnieszka ZimochHi everyone! My name is Aga and I am from Poland. I am currently finishing my Masters's Degree in International Relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. This will be my second�year on staff! I absolutely love each activity at camp but volleyball is my favourite! I can't wait to see you all!!
Ali TenneyHello everyone! I'm Ail and this is my first summer at Kennolyn! I'm from a small mountain town in Arizona, and I'm currently studying to become a high school history teacher at Northern Arizona University. I love playing games, going on adventures, stargazing, and telling stories. I can't wait to see you at camp!
Alyssa RyanHi, I'm Ally! I'm from Oshkosh, WI where I am studying elementary education. I am so happy to be back at camp for my second summer. I love hiking, reading, and meeting new people. See you at camp!
Andras PappHello there! My name is Andras, and this is my second summer at Kennolyn. Currently I work as freelance graphic designer, and I pretty much like everything that's connected to design and media. Can't wait to spend some wonderful time in the woods of Kennolyn and look for fun every day. Meet you there!
Anna ReevesHi I'm Anna! I'm from the tiny town of San Juan Bautista, CA, and just finishing my social work degree at Skidmore College in New York. My favorite things are painting, singing campfire songs, and eating PB&j sandwiches in majestic places (like on the top of a mountain) Excited for my second summer at Kennolyn!
Arabella YoungHi! I'm Arabella, this is my first time coming to camp kennolyn! I'm super excited to joining the team this summer! I'm from a little place in the Pacific Ocean called New Zealand! I love to cook! Dance and learn new thing! See ya at camp!
Ashleigh O'connorComing soon!
Balint TemmelHello! I'm Balint Temmel from Hungary, and this is my first summer at Kennolyn.

I study Mathematics at the University of ELTE. I like to prepare and make my food, do sports, and talk about science. See you soon!
Barbora SvetlikovaHi! My name is Barbora and I'm so happy having this opportunity to work at Kennolyn. Currently I'm studying Management of culture and tourism and I love to learn about other cultures, I'm also working as a teacher in primary school. I'm sure this summer is going to be a great adventure. See you soon!
Ben SimpsonHi! My name is Ben, I'm from Ireland and this will be my 6th summer! I recently completed training for the Fire and Rescue Service and this summer I'll be playing in the trees on our amazing ropes courses! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Benjamin TompaiHey! I'm Benjamin from Hungary, and this will be my first time in the USA. In the past 2 years I worked as a volunteer, first in Cameroon in Africa, then I went to Cyprus for 1 year. I love doing sports, spend time with others outdoor, and I have to admit, I am a Disnerd! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and spend a wonderful summer together.
Brett SterrerHi! I'm Brett Sterrer and I'm so pumped to be working at Kennolyn. This year will be my 1st year on staff but my 9th summer at Kennolyn. I am from a small town in northern California called Martinez. This coming fall I will be studying Economics at Lewis & Clark College. My favorite activities are archery, rifler, and basketball. I can't wait to see all your lovely faces this summer!
Bridget NelsonHi! I'm Bridget, and I'm excited to work at Kennolyn this summer after being a camper for 6 years, and going through both the CILT and CIT programs at Kennolyn. I grew up in San Francisco, but lived in Tokyo, Japan for the past 5 years where I attended an International Schooll. I am currently a Communications major at Santa Clara University with a minor in Japanese! I love to swim, make friendship bracelets, and sing camp songs at Campfire. Can't wait to meet you all this summer!
Cary HamptonHello! I'm Cary and I have been coming to camp since CDs were cool. Campfire and stargazing on outpost are my favorite parts of camp. In the off-season, I like to travel and volunteer with animals. I'm stoked to be working with the JCs!
Catherine RandolphHi! My name is Catie and this is my first year at Kennolyn. I am currently studying Biology at Cabrillo College in Aptos. My favoirite outdoor hobbies are horseback riding, archery, and hiking. When indoors I love to read, create things out of chain-mail, and bake. I absolutely adore learning new things, and look forward to meeting you at camp.
Christopher CalcianoHi! My name's Chris, and I'm a Santa Cruz native. I'm super excited to be doing my 3rd summer at Kennolyn! I study physics at Washington University in St. Louis, and my favorite camp activity is ropes. See you soon!
Collin BarnesHey guys, my name is Collin and this is my second summer on staff at Kennolyn! I am from Arizona where I attend Northern Arizona University to study Computer Science. I was a camper at Kennolyn for 10 years before joining the staff, and I know camp like the back of my hand. My favorite activity is Ropes but I also love to hike and mountain bike. I can't wait to see you at camp this summer!
Connor DavidsonHey! I'm Connor Davidson and I'm thrilled for my first summer at Kennolyn Camp! I've just completed my Sport and Exercise science degree and love all things active. I'm a high energy guy and consider myself a bit of an acrobat (brushes shoulder). Can't wait to see you all at camp!
Conor MartinHey there, I'm Conor. After 11 years of camp, this will be my first as a staff member. I'm excited for Outpost, ropes and climbing, and of course singing songs around the campfire. I'll be attending UCSB for physics in the fall. Can't wait for summer!
Damaris SalcedoHi! My name is Damaris and this is my first year at Kennolyn. I am from Rialto, California and just finished my second year at CSUSB. I am studying Sociology with a minor in Spanish. I love to read, ride my bike, and go to DIsneyland. Can't wait to see you this summer!
Damian TomczykHi! I'm Damian from Poland and I'm taking my talents outside of the kitchen as I come back for my second summer under the redwoods. I've studied logistics and I'm a huge basketball enthusiast. Can't wait to see all y'all newcomers and returners so soon at camp!
Dan WuHey there! I'm Dan and I'm from Hong Kong. I am currently studying 3D Design in the UK and I am new to Kennolyn. I love to play all sorts of sports, draw and do Arty things! Hope to meet you at camp!
Daniel GnadtHi! My name is Dan Gnadt, and this will be my first year at Kennolyn. I'm from Greendale, Wisconsin, a suburb of the great city of Milwaukee. I am currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where I'm going for a major in Electrical Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Renewable Energy. If it's warm out you'll find me playing ultimate, otherwise I'm on the slopes with my snowboard. I'm so excited for an amazing summer at camp!
Daria SpragueHi! I'm Daria and I can't wait for my seventh summer at Kennolyn, first on staff! I study Strategic Communications in school. I love cooking, being outside, and soccer! I can't wait to see you all at camp!
Dominika FigielHi! I'm Dominika from Poland and I'm happy to work at Kennolyn for my first summer season in the US! I've studied Applied Linguistics and Faculty of modern languages and literatures and love to try new things. My passions are art, music and dance. I like swimming and playing with kids. See you at camp!
Elizabeth LeongHey! I'm Beth and this is my first year at Kennoyln and I'm very excited to meet everyone! I'm from Australia so naturally one of my favourite activities is swimming at the beach. I also love to dance especially HIp Hop. I love Disney and anything with chocolate in it! Looking forward to seeing you at camp!
Emma EckroteHello! I'm Emma and I am so excited to spend my first summer at Kennolyn! I am from Indiana and I am studying Psychology and Chemistry at Indiana State University and I just applied to medical school. I love to hike, kayak, garden, and work with animals. When I'm not in school, I enjoy traveling. I can't wait to meet you at camp!
Ester Romero Garcia GalanHi! My name is Ester Romero and I'm from a small city in the west of Spain. I'm currently a senior at Murcia University, studying Journalism and Communication. This is going to be my second year on staff and I know it's going to be awesome! My favorite activities at camp are dance, cooking and animal care! Can't wait to see you all this summer!
Ewelina MarekHi, I'm Ewelina from Poland, where I'm studying Biotechnology at University of Life Sciences in Lublin. This will be my second year, and I'm really excited about spending my next summer at Kennolyn. I love to read, spending time outside, also I like to cook, travel and visit new places. See you at camp!
Gabrielle MorrisI'm Gabrielle and I'm from Kent which is known as the Garden of England! I study English in Nottingham and this is my first time working at Kennolyn. I love all things music and exploring new places. I can't wait to go to the beach!
Gordon LewisComing soon!
Greg RussellHey guys! My names Greg and I come from bonnie Scotland! I'm really looking forward to being your guitar counsellor for my first summer at Kennolyn! I love all types of music from Jazz to Punk! See you camp!
Gyongyver SandorHi! I'm Gyongyver and I'm very excited because this will be my first summer at Kennolyn. I'm from Hungary and I study International Business at university. I love traveling, learning languages, getting to know others from all around the world and I also love to cook, play basketball, swim and be around kids.
Hannah BoalerHello, I'm Hannah from England! This will be my second summer at Kennolyn, and I'm very excited to be coming back. I studied Psychology at University, though I have just spent the winter in France, skiing almost everyday, so looking forward to some warmer weather! One of my favourite activities is camp fire, although my home at camp is in the pool!
Hannah LiencresHi! I'm Hannah, I'm excited to be coming back to camp for my 10th year at Kennolyn and 1st on staff. I was born and raised in Palo Alto, California and look forward to studying Stage Management and Production at Emerson College this fall. I enjoy hiking, cooking, and arts and crafts. See you at camp!
Hannah RayHey everyone! My name is Hannah and I'm from Monterey, California. This will be my 12th summer at Kennolyn but first on staff! I like volleyball, art, and exploring. In the fall I will be starting college at Brown University and studying Public Health. I can't wait for another awesome summer at camp, see you all soon!
Hannah WilsonHi! I'm Hannah, and I'm from San Diego, CA. This will be my first summer at Kennolyn, and I will be joining the equestrian staff. I'm studying Biology and Psychology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, so I'm excited to return to the warm California sun this summer. I love swimming, hiking, and riding horses, and I can't wait to see you at camp!
Harrison CheimHi! I'm Harrison I am from Yuba City, California, and I'm super excited to come back to camp for my 12th Summer! I attend Ole Miss and I'm studying risk management and insurance. I love to camp, hike, swim, and have a lot of fun!!! Can't wait for a great Summer!
Holly McLemanHi! My name is Holly and I am from Cheshire in England. I am currently a student at Sheffield Hallam University, studying Real Estate. This is my first summer as staff but my 6th summer at Kennolyn overall. I cannot wait to return to camp this summer and I am especially looking forward for campfires, ropes and beach day! See you in June!
Iarlaith HendronHi I'm Iarlaith, and this is my second summer at Kennolyn. I'm from Ireland and currently studying Physiotherapy in Edinburgh
Isabella CollinsHello! My name is Izzy and this will be my first summer working at Kennolyn! I'm from the south of England near Brighton and I will be going to University next year to study history and creative writing. I love smores, climbing and camping, so I just know we're going to have a fantastic summer!
Ivan LipovskyAhoj! It means: Hi! I am Ivan and i come from Czech republic. This is gonna be my 3rd summer at Kennolyn camps. I am super excited to come back as Facilities Assistant. I have studied technical security of persons and properties in university. I love to make stuff at camp as well as fixing them. I really like activities as pool or horse care. So see you around .
Jacob CrawleyHi!! My name is Jacob, I'm from New Zealand and this will be my third summer at Kennolyn! I have a Diploma in culinary arts from the Wellington Institute of Technology and work as a chef primarily. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, but I have a special love for the beach coast and ocean and almost all activities associated. I cant wait to see you all at camp!!
Jakub WilkHello! I'm Jakub (you can call me Jakob) and this will be my first summer at Kennolyn. I really can't wait to work here, meet new people and gain some experience. I'm studying film studies at university, so as you can guess I'm a big fan of movies. See you at camp!
Jessica DoyleComing soon!
Jillian DuranHi! My name is Jillian Duran and I am from San Jose, CA. I am going into my junior year at Southern Methodist University, studying Markets and Culture and History. This is going to be my second summer on staff but my tenth summer at Kennolyn. I am so excited to come back to my home away from home and be a counselor for the second time this summer! I love to cook, play sports, and hike in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. I can't wait to see everyone at camp this summer!
Jordan KendallHello, My name is Jordan. I am very excited to get to Kennolyn! I've heard nothing but great things about the kids, environment and staff from Joe. I love working with kids and look forward to my role as lifeguard. I graduated Lindsey Wilson College with my degree in business management and am currently enrolled in their online MBA program. I love sports, superheros (batman), and music; all kinds of music. I'm very outgoing and look forward to meeting everyone upon my arrival. See you all soon!

Joseph AlvaradoHi everybody! My name is Joe and this will be my 2nd summer at Kennolyn! I studied History at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky and then moved into the education department. I am an outdoor educator in Alabama, but will be moving to a new programl in Napa Valley during the fall. I love everything about camp, but my favorite activities are riflery and ducky derby. Get ready everyone, this will be the greatest summer of your life!
Julian GonzalezThis is my first time working at Kennolyn. I am really excited to be here and grateful for this opportunity. I attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. I am an English major, Linguistics minor, and I am getting my TESL certificate to teach English as a second language (hopefully somewhere other the United States). I'm from Santa Rosa, California and we love to spend time bringing ourselves closer to nature by hiking, mountain biking, and soaking up the sun. I can't wait to do that here!
Kaitlyn O'BrienHi I'm Kaitlyn from Ireland and I'm really looking forward to spending an amazing summer with you all at Kennolyn! This will be my first time working at Kennolyn and I couldn't be more excited! I'm a massive lover of horses, sports and all things outdoors and am currently studying Medicine. See you at camp!
Katarzyna RutkowskaHi! I'm Kasia and I'm from Poland. I study finance. I love swimming dancing. I can't wait to sing by the campfire. This will be my first time at camp and I'll be working as a support stuff. I am very excited to meet you all.
Kate BilseHi! I'm Kate and I am very excited to work at Kennolyn this summer! I am a student at Cal Poly Slo and I am majoring in Anthropology and Geography. I love the outdoors and doing the outdoor activities of surfing, going to the beach, hiking, backpacking, camping, whitewater rafting, swimming, playing tennis and doing yoga. I love to travel and I am very excited to spend the summer in the Santa Cruz mountains!
Kathleen HinesHi I'm Kat and I am super excited to work at Kennoyln for my 2nd summer! I am a graduate from the University of Arizona with a degrees in Criminal Justice and Italian! I love camping out in the summer under the stars as well as making some outdoor crafts! See you at Camp!
Kelly McConnellHi! I'm Kelly and I'm pumped to return to Kennolyn for my 14th summer. I've just graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in engineering. My favorite activities at camp are ropes and wheel throwing. I can't wait to see you at camp!
Keziah RobertsHey I'm Keziah, also known as Kitty! I am super excited for my first summer at Kennolyn where I'll be working as part of the equestrian team! I am from England and currently study Psychology at the University of Bath. I love gymming, keeping fit and generally most things sporty! I also love to cook and really enjoy hiking in the great outdoors! I can't wait to meet everyone this summer!
Kirsty WhiteHello! My name is Kirsty and I am from Scotland. This is my 6th summer at Kennolyn and I am so excited to go back to my favourite place and work at the pool. At school I studied physical education and during my free time I love to swim and go on walks. See you at camp!
Klaudia PaszekHi! I'm Klaudia and this will be my first time at Kennolyn! I'm studying Cognitive Science in Poland, I'm a big fan of psychology and I love reading books about it. I also love singing and taking pictures. Can't wait to meet you all!
Kristina CvachovaHello. I am Kristina and I am from Slovakia. I attend Economy University. This will be my first summer at Kennolyn . I will be support stuff. I hope, I�ll find a lot of foreign friends and we will have a good time 🙂
Kristof GaloHello! I'm Krist�f and I'm from Hungary. This is my first time at Kennolyn but I've heard a lot of great things about the camp so I can't wait being there. I study marketing in school and I like running, reading, listening to music and watcing movies in my free time.
Logan BaronHey everyone! My name is Logan and I've been coming to camp since I was in the 2nd grade! I just graduated from USC, I love sports, and I plan on doing a lot of traveling after summer. See you soon!
Lucy MooreComing soon!
Marcela RodriguezHello!! I'm Marcela and I am really excited for my first summer at Kennolyn! I am from Los Angeles, and currently an incoming senior studying business administration and communications. I love to travel, dance and music, and love a good hike! See you at camp!
Maria BalazsHi! My name is Maria and I can't wait my first summer to work at Kennolyn as a staff! I come from Hungary, Budapest where I study physiotherapy. My favourite outdoor activities are cycling, hiking, sunbathing at the waterside... but I always try to find my joy with my friends! I love animals and nature! See you at Camp!
Mason Storer-BrowneHello! I'm Mason and this will be my first summer at Kennolyn! I'm from England (UK) and I currently study Criminal Investigation and Policing at university. I love everything to do with the outdoors, climbing walls, kayaking, hiking and camping! I'm very excited to be apart of Kennolyn this summer! See you at camp!
Megan EvansHi! My name is Megan! A current fashion design student from little old wales. I love everything creative and keeping myself active. With living in the valleys, I get the great outdoors at my foot step, so I am excited to see what America has to offer. See you at camp!
Megan HamiltonHellooooo! I'm Megan and I'm lucky enough to be coming back to Kennolyn for my second summer on staff! I'm from a wee town in Scotland called Airdrie and I recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Business Management. I cannot wait to be back under those redwoods, to see all you familiar faces and to meet everyone who is new Kennolyn this summer. My favourite things about camp are definitely camp fire, camp songs, the ducky derby and the world-renowned, DELISH foil stew. Can't wait to sing with you at camp!!
Mia McConnellHi! I'm Mia and I'm so excited to work at Kennolyn for my first summer after attending camp for thirteen summers as a camper. I'm currently studying Medicine, Health, and Society and Business at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee but I'm from Palo Alto, California. I love to go on runs, cook, and explore new hiking trails. I can't wait for another amazing summer at Kennolyn!
Michal FurkalowskiHey! My name is Mike and I'm super stoked to work for my 2nd time at Kennolyn! I'm from Poland where I study Spatial Planning, my favourite activity is riding a bike and that's why I'm the BMX instructor! Give me FIVE whenever you'll see me at camp!
Miklos RasovszkyComing soon!
Miles BundyHi! I'm Miles and I'm so excited for my sixth summer at Kennolyn to get started. I have a degree from Bristol UWE in Geography and I am planning on gaining my teaching credential in the fall. I can't wait for outpost and of course, playing some ping pong. See you at Camp!
Morgan CheekHi, I'm Morgan and I am so excited to be joining Kennolyn staff for my third summer at the barn! I'll be this year's Equestrian Coordinator, and look forward to teaching your children all about the wonder of horses. I was born and raised in North Carolina, but fell in love with California in 2015, and I can't seem to stay away. I enjoy horseback riding, knitting, CrossFit, and delicious food. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting many new ones!
Nikoletta KubinskaHello, I'm Nikoletta. I live in Poland and I study in Cracow. I love dancing and making new friends! Can't wait to see you all.
Olive MaherHey! I'm Ollie from Cork in the Republic of Ireland, but now currently living in London studying Film and Television at University. I love all types of sport especially golf and tennis! An interesting thing about me is that I can do a rubix cube in under a minute! See you all soon!
Oliver PearseHi! I'm Ollie! This is my second summer at camp and I am super excited to be back! You will catch me at the pool or on the field! My favourite activity at camp is making foil stew over the fire underneath the redwood trees! See you soon!
Olivia BrownHi my name's Olivia Brown and I'm so excited to be back at Kennolyn for another summer! I currently study elementary education at Cal Poly in sunny San Luis Obispo. I love hiking, exploring, and I am currently teaching myself how to surf! If you have any tips, feel free to let me know when you see me this summer at camp!
Olivia SeeleyHi! I'm Olivia, this is my first year at Kennolyn. I am currently studying biology at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. I am also on the UWO track team which takes up a lot of my time. Can't wait to come to camp!
Patrycja LuczakHi! I'm Patricia and I'm from Poland. This is my first summer at Kennolyn. I study Education in Technology and Informatics. I love listing to music, dancing, cooking and spending time with great people! Seen you in June.
Paul JustinianoComing soon!
Phoebe BlairHi! I'm Phoebe and I'm from Aberdeen and currently studying English Literature at university in Sheffield. This year will be my first ever time working at Kennolyn and I'm super excited! I love hiking, dancing and photography, and can't wait to see you at camp!
Rafal WilkHello ! My name is Rafal and I'm from Poznan in Poland. I study Education in Technology and Informatics at Poznan University of Technology. I love to paint and travel a lot. I can't wait to see you at Kennolyn!

Roisin KingHi, I'm Roisin and I'm from sunny Scotland! This is my 5th summer at Kennolyn and I am so excited to be back again at my favourite place. I love all things camp and can't wait for another wonderful summer at Kennolyn!
Ruth MuraiHey, I'm Ruth and I'm from Los Gatos, CA. I am about to enter my third year at UCLA studying film and television. This is my second summer at Kennolyn, and I can't wait to make some awesome videos in videography this summer! See you under the redwoods!
Sarah RobinsonComing soon!
Sophie DomengeauxHi! I'm Sophie, and I'm from San Jose, California. I'm currently studying Public Policy and Nonprofit Administration at the University of Oregon. This is my eighth summer at Kennolyn but my first as counselor! I'm also so excited to be one of the camp photographers this summer. The only thing I love more than my dogs are the Kennolyn dances! Can't wait to meet everyone!
Stefan Van NiekerkHi I' am Stefan and I am really looking forward to work at Kennolyn Camps for my first time in the summer of USA. I am from South Africa in the province named Mpumalanga. I LOVE the nature and the outdoor activities that I enjoy is swimming and hiking!
Veronika PalovaHi, I'm Veronika and I'm in the Kennolyn for the first time. I'm from Slovakia and I study at University of Economics. I like to read books and I like to work in the garden.
Viivika LiimannHi! I'm Viivika and I'm from a small country called Estonia. It's my first summer in a camp and I am more than excited to be here. My greatest passion is horse-riding, which I have been doing for 9 years. I absolutely adore all animals and will probably own at least 7 dogs when I'm older. Looking forward to see you all!
Zach ContiniHey Everyone! My name is Zach and I am super to join the staff for my first year after being a camper for 9 years. I am from San Jose, CA but I will be attending Boston College to study Political Science in the fall. I love being out in the Redwoods enjoying the trails and the campfires! See you at camp!!


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