Since 1946, Kennolyn Camps has provided the very best in summer camp programs for boys and girls. 2019 marked a new chapter with our first full summer of Kennolyn Camps, Huntington Lake.
Huntington Lake is 45 miles south of Yosemite Valley as the crow flies in the heart of the Sierra National Forest. Our location is truly one of the best kept secrets in California. Initially a girl’s camp back in the 1930s and more recently a retreat and family camp, this location is now part of the Kennolyn family of camps. The program is led by an experienced management team, the summer climate is ideal, and we have unlimited access to the sparkling waters of Huntington Lake.
The program has been designed for campers aged 10-16. Enrollment is limited to 80 campers to promote a close knit community, flexible activity choices, and close counselor guidance. Our staff know every camper by name and what makes them tick to facilitate campers building relationships and growing more independent.
Camp starts with activities scheduled as a group to give campers the comfort and encouragement to try new things. After a couple days, campers choose their activities each day so they can slow down or ramp up as they choose. Cabin Group activities like Outpost, Color Clash, Sunrise Skiing, Campfires and other Evening Events are sprinkled in throughout the session.
Complimentary charter bus service is included from the LA and SF Bay Area. We also provide a shuttle service from Fresno International Airport making camp easily accessible from across California and many cities across the West. By the time campers arrive, they’ve already made friends and learned a few camp songs (if they don’t know them already). Our counselors and staff are recruited for their skills but more importantly for their ability to build positive relationships with the campers. Our goal is that every staff member know every camper by name. Each counselor supervises a group of 6-8 campers.
The lake is perfect for summer fun on the water. The elevation provides welcoming cool relief above the high temperatures of the valley below. There is a predictable breeze each day that makes the lake a world class sailing location. Each year, Huntington Lake is home to the High Sierra Regatta, a sailing event dating back to the 1950s. In addition, National Championships of various classes of sailing are held here annually.
Kennolyn Camps, Huntington Lake takes place on a site that is operated under a Special Use Permit from the USDA Forest Service on the Sierra National Forest, California. The camp operates on a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity basis.