Santa Cruz Mountains, CA | Grades 1-12

Overnight Camp

We are looking forward to 2021! Our Overnight Camp Summer 2021 rates and dates have been published.

Ready to plan for summer 2021? Read on to learn more about the original Kennolyn Camp. Here are our top 7 reasons we can be the perfect camp for your kids.

We operated camps in Summer 2020!

This is something very few camps can say. We worked closely with our County Health Department and developed programs, policies, and procedures designed to emphasize COVID safe operations. We ran 8 weeks of day camp and 5 weeks of overnight camp in the Summer and Fall of 2020. Over 600 campers and no COVID 19.

Location, Location, Location

Set among 450 acres of private Redwood forest our Santa Cruz overnight is the original Kennolyn property. Very easy access from anywhere in the Bay Area and even Southern California.

Campers gather around campfire among the redwoods

Age groups: 1st thru 12th grades

By carefully structuring our program and catering to the developmental needs and interests of various age groups, we have programs that can engage your camper from Elementary school to High School. It is comforting to know that you only have to do all that camp research once!

Group of boys play Uno at summer camp


Check out our activities page. There is such a wide range of things to do. Every kind of kid can find exciting and interesting activities to try.

Camper splays arms and legs while ziplining at summer camp

Level of care

We pride ourselves on providing the level of fun and freedom that kids want combined with the level of supervision and customer service that parents demand. Our staff are all adults who are carefully recruited, extensively trained, and closely supervised by experienced supervisors.

Staff member helps girl make ceramics at summer camp


Cool cabins surround our beautiful Town Square. Our historic lodge is a gathering place for everyone and our Main Street makes our camp more like a hidden village in the Redwoods. Kids feel welcome here and the attention to detail and cleanliness makes parents feel comfortable. And then there’s the pool, the ropes courses, the field, animal barn, and much more. Visit us to see it all.

Main Street shops at Santa Cruz Mountains Camp


Kennolyn is a place to make friends. Many groups of camp friends stay in touch all year and coordinate their annual trip to Kennolyn. But, we have plenty of new campers every year and we work hard to make sure every cabin group has a mix of new and returning campers to give everyone a great chance to make friends. Camp is the perfect place to develop social and friend making skills.

Boys sitting on bench laugh together