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Kennolyn CampsThere is no better way to decide if Kennolyn is right for your camper than to walk around, meet us in person, and get a feel for our program. Our Santa Cruz Mountains camp is accessible year round.  Please contact us and we’d be happy to schedule an individual tour.

Come to a local event near you!

During the year, camp families around California open their homes for Camp Gatherings so new families can meet our directors and learn more about Kennolyn. Or come for a pizza party or picnic!

San Rafael – Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm at Mountain Mike’s Pizza
Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 20
Los Gatos Picnic in the Park – Wednesday, April 24, 4-7pm (Oak Meadow Park)
Palo Alto Picnic in the Park – Thursday, April 25, 4-7pm (Mitchell Park)
Alumni Event – Saturday, April 27
Open House – Sunday, April 28, 1-4pm. The best time to visit us! Our staff is here to give tours and the pool will be open (weather permitting). There will be light refreshments and a 90 minute tour.

Traveling to Camp by Car

Kennolyn is located just 45 minutes from San Jose and 90 minutes from San Francisco.
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From SF or the Bay Area:By Car

  • Take the 101, 280 or 880 south to Highway 17 South through the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • On the other side of Scotts Valley, take Highway 1 South towards Watsonville/Monterey
  • Continue 4 miles and exit at Bay Street / Porter Avenue
  • Turn Left under the freeway
  • Take an immediate right at the stoplight onto Main Street
  • Main Street curves around and becomes Glen Haven Road
  • Continue approximately 4 miles
  • For Day Camp: take a left at the first Kennolyn sign for the Hilltop Hacienda
  • For Resident Camp: pass the first sign then turn right at Stone Creek Village

Alternate route to avoid weekend beach traffic (may be closed, check for road conditions):

  • From Highway 17 south, take the offramp at Summit Road (just beyond Redwood Estates).
  • Turn off right and continue back over the highway on the overpass
  • Turn Left at the stop sign. You are now on Summit Road
  • Go approximately 4 miles (and approx 1 mile past Loma Prieta School)
  • Take an Abrupt Right onto Old San Jose Road for 11 miles
  • Turn Left on Soquel Drive
  • Go one block then turn Left onto Main Street, which becomes Glen Haven Road
  • Continue as above

Visiting Santa Cruz

When you visit Kennolyn, you can plan to spend the day, or even the weekend, in beautiful Santa Cruz. The area offers spectacular beaches, mountains, boating, hiking, camping, sports and recreation, winery tours and a myriad of family friendly adventures, including viewing elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State, visiting the Boardwalk, exploring the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and touring Carmel’s scenic 17 Mile Drive.

Visit for links to lodging, dining and events all over Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay area.

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