About Us


Kennolyn offers you the best of coastal redwood and alpine lake experiences.

In the Santa Cruz Mountains, two adjoining properties are nestled on 450 acres where majestic redwood trees provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for camp adventures. Our property sits at the end of a four-mile dead-end road and borders Nisene Marks State Park, a protected 10,000 acre habitat. Quiet and secluded yet easily accessible, we are less than 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area and just a short drive off historic Highway 1 and the beaches of Santa Cruz.

The Stone Creek Village houses our original Overnight Camp, Family Camp, and year-round office. Modeled after the old logging settlements once prevalent in the area, it boasts a replica of a typical Main Street from that era. This feeling of a western settlement gives campers more than a camp in the woods, it gives them a special town all their own.

About one mile away is the Hilltop Hacienda where our Day Camp operates. With hundreds of acres of redwoods to explore and a stunning view of Monterey Bay, campers feel like they are really in the wilderness.

Our Day Camp and Overnight Camps operate separately on the adjoining properties – each with its own pool, ropes courses, and activity areas – to promote the unique experience each program provides.

Front view of Kennolyn day camp office
Aerial view of Kennolyn's Santa Cruz camp

Huntington Lake is the beautiful 13 acre site for our second Overnight Camp. This amazing location is in the Central Sierra Nevada Forest just south of Yosemite Valley. The lake itself is well-known amongst sailors but is remarkably quiet even during the summer months. When not on the miles and miles of trails right behind our lodge, campers love to slow down, and soak in the sun on our private dock tucked in a quiet sheltered cove. Originally the location was the Huntington Lake Camp for Girls in the 20s and later was Camp La Salle in the 60s. We are excited to start a new chapter and share this beautiful site with you.

Lifeguard sits on surfboard on Huntington Lake