Santa Cruz Day Camp


Kennolyn offers a wide range of fun, interesting activities to keep our campers engaged and active throughout the day. To allow participation in as many areas as possible, groups rotate activities with a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday schedule.

Kennolyn day campers line up for fencing
Kennolyn day camper rides BMX bike

All campers participate in Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Adventure, Archery, Swimming, Vaulting, Hiking, Ball Sports, Animal Care and “Happy Shiny Fun Ball”. As campers grow, they become eligible for new activities. Campers may also sign up ahead of time for Specialty Activities.

Grade New Activities Each Year
K-1 Fun games and breaks
2 Low Ropes
Option for Horseback Riding
Option for Trapeze Arts
3-4 Fencing
5-7 High Ropes
8 Senior High Ropes
Outdoor Survival

Special Note About Swimming

We aim to make all campers feel comfortable at camp. We require campers and staff to wear one-piece bathing suits at camp and we recommend a UV swim top or rash guard. No bikinis or tankinis please.

Kennolyn day campers laugh while swimming

Specialty Activities

Campers grades 2 and above may sign up for “Specialty Activities”, each for a small additional fee. Each Specialty Activity replaces one regular daily activity, so campers enrolled in any of the specialties will miss one of their regularly scheduled group activities. (Please note that we are unable to take requests on which activity will be replaced each day.)

Trapeze Arts

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease (in a safety harness of course)! We partner with Trapeze Arts to provide professional trapeze instruction with a full-scale trapeze swing rig where campers swing, hang upside down, and even perform a “catch!”

If your child is a thrill-seeker, it’s easy for parents to wonder how to funnel that craving for adrenaline in a safe way. Whether you have your active little bodies in gymnastics or not, flying trapeze offers an incredibly fun, accessible, and safe way for everyone to learn how to fly. Looking for a truly jaw-dropping activity for your child to participate in during this summer’s camp season? You’ve found it.

Campers participate in Trapeze twice per session for the $75 fee.

View of trapeze swing from below
Day campers ride horses in paddock

Horseback Riding Experience

Our horseback riding experience is a fun, instructor led trail ride.  Riding in a Western saddle campers will circle our riding rings and follow an easy trail. Campers participate in riding one time per session for the $55 fee.

Important Note: Long pants are required for all Horseback Riding. If your camper wears shorts to camp, please make send a pair of long pants along for the day (counselors will allow time for campers to change clothes). We supply the boots and helmets!