Santa Cruz Day Camp

Activities

Kennolyn offers a combination of structured and unstructured play throughout a session. To allow participation in as many areas as possible, groups rotate activities on a  Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Campers also have time to choose what they are interested in during Lunch “Free Play” and Friday morning “Free Choice”. Two-week sessions have additional opportunities for Free Choice. Our K-1 grade group stays together during “Free Play” and “Free Choice” time to provide needed supervision.

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Activities for ALL campers include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Fort Building
  • Ga-Ga Ball
  • Happy Shiny Fun Ball
  • Hiking
  • Hockey
  • Nine Square in the Air
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Ping Pong
  • Pond Play
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Water World Slip n Slide

As campers grow so does what they can do summer after summer – including the Equestrian Specialty for grades 3-7. Some new activities may replace others and campers may choose activities from lower grades but not the reverse.

Grade New Activities ADDED Each Year
K-1 Animal Care
Horse Vaulting
2 Low Ropes
Free Choice Fridays
Free Play at Lunch
3-4 Ax Throwing
Climbing
Fencing
Riflery
Sling Shots
Option for Equestrian Specialty
5-7 High Ropes
BMX
8-9 Senior High Ropes
Outdoor Survival
10-11 Leadership Development
Belay Training

Equestrian Specialty

Fast Facts
-Fee in addition to tuition
-Beginning riding levels
-12 campers per session
-Grades 3-7
-Eligible grades & number of riding days below

The Equestrian Specialty is a dream come true for horse lovers. It is designed for campers who are learning to ride and still want a traditional Day Camp experience. The group splits their time at camp between days at the barn while other days are spent enjoying typical activities at camp. One group of 12 campers spends the session together under the supervision of two counselors. Friends not in the Equestrian Speciality will not be together.

During “Barn Days”, the pace slows but is still happy-busy with lots to do. The barn’s peaceful environment and the horses’ calm make this a special time. Campers learn a ton and reap the mental and emotional benefits of working with these highly intuitive creatures. Campers receive two riding lessons, a vaulting lesson, and participate in horse care each Barn Day. During riding lessons, we split the group into two smaller groups to accommodate a range of riding levels. Along with all the fun, campers learn a sense of responsibility as they work alongside our Equestrian staff to care for the horses. Each Barn Day we see stress levels drop and mindfulness increase as the group is immersed in the world of the barn. Now that’s worthy of a YEEHAA!

On the remaining days at camp, the group enjoys the rest of what camp has to offer – arts and crafts, the pool, Water World, target sports, and on and on. On Friday mornings campers choose activities on their own for the first half of the day to enjoy activities they may have missed earlier in the week or favorites they wanted to do again. This balanced approach provides lots of different experiences and fun throughout the session.

Hope you’ll join us and GIDDYUP!

Space is limited. All enrollment and cancellation policies apply. Sign up in advance during enrollment or by contacting our office.

Session Dates Eligible Grades # Barn Days Add-On Fee Availability
1 June 10 – June 14 3-4 2 $225 Full
2 June 17 – June 21 5-7 2 $225 Full
3 June 24 – July 5 (off July 4) 3-7 3 $350 Open
4 July 8 – July 12 5-7 2 $225 Open
5 July 15 – July 19 3-4 2 $225 Open
6 July 22 – August 2 5-7 4 $450 Open
7 August 5 – August 9 3-4 2 $225 Open