2021 & 2022 Testimonials

Your counselors are so kind, fun and poised. Every one I have ever met confirms I am giving Remi a gift by sending her to Kennolyn. Love how they embrace the campers, making them feel special.

Michelle – San Francisco, CA

My son is a kid who lives in the present. Yet, for the first time, I hear him talk of a future years away. What is he saying? That he wants to come work at Kennolyn as a counselor. That is amazing. Thank you.

Michele – San Jose, CA

Kennolyn was extraordinary – better than we had imagined! Thank you so much! Our son loved the international foods, the songs, the setting and his new friendships.

Linda – San Francisco, CA

My daughter absolutely LOVED your camp. Our only regret is that we didn’t start her earlier. The social connection, time away from phones, computers and TV changed her for the better! She came home so happy. This was the most beautiful, activity rich, well-organized camp she’s ever attended.

Kelsey – Menlo Park, CA

I’m so happy that my son had the camp experience that I wanted as a kid! As an 8th grader, he was not thrilled as we drove there but talked for an hour straight on our way home. He needed Kennolyn and he didn’t know it…but we did. 🙂 Thank you!

Rebeca – Santa Cruz, CA

As expected, the counselors were 100% awesome all around. The parking lot situation in drop off and pick up was SO well organized and executed. Everyone was so polite and helpful. Kennolyn is the greatest summer experience ever. Independence (with lots of supervision), teamwork, fun, all under the magnificent redwoods. Kennolyn is part of my family’s DNA. I could not be happier with the experience and care. Thank you so much!

Cate – San Francisco, CA

During our walk through activities on closing day, we witnessed our son connecting with staff and campers, greeting so many by name. The exchanges demonstrated connection flowing both directions with more than just friendly banter. The farewells, until next time, were earnest and hope filled.

Amy – San Jose, CA

My daughter’s week at Kennolyn was a magical time! Not only was it 6 days of fun and excitement, but we also noticed a change in her confidence and maturity when she returned home. It was just the right amount of independence for a 9-year-old who is starting to carve out her life away from family. We’re so glad she was in a safe, supportive place like Kennolyn…and we can’t wait until next summer!

Sara – San Francisco, CA

Liam left home a grumpy teenage boy and came home a happy kid. Truly lovely.

Angela – San Jose, CA

Abby was new and she really appreciated how her counselor worked to integrate her into the group of returning campers. We loved the photo App, and as a new parent to Kennolyn, it was such a relief to see all the smiles and variety of activities.

Kate – Alameda, CA

I noticed a renewed sense of self-assurance and appreciation for being able to attend. We were so impressed with the full experience – the excellent parent communication, willingness to adjust with Covid and the smiles and positivity through it all.

Kelly – Basalt, CO

Ally came back more even more sure of herself and engaged in life. She is enamored with everything about Kennolyn – the songs, stories, friends, animals and activities.

Hillary – Manhattan Beach, CA

This was the first year Katie didn’t know anyone and that was the best part! She said she came home with 15 new friends.

Kev – Los Gatos, CA

My son left for Kennolyn excited but nervous about the adventure ahead of him. He returned happy, energized, and confident in his ability to meet new people and make new friends. What a wonderful experience at a truly marvelous camp.

Mason – Burlingame, CA

The 2 weeks Allison spends at Kennolyn is a magical time. She talks about camp for the remaining 50 weeks of the year.

Naomi – San Mateo, CA

I loved my son’s enthusiasm about cleaning his cabin and winning the golden sponge award! Who knew?!

Maegan – Alamo, CA

I’ve noticed growth in many areas but my favorite being in how Athena relates to her sister – more patient, cooperative and inclusive. I was impressed with her counselors on how they could be professional, responsible, fun and so open-hearted towards my daughter.

Courtney – Scotts Valley, CA

Some behaviors we were working on during the year suddenly all seemed better upon my son’s return from camp. Not sure if its all the positive encouragement, time away from screens or what, but when he came home, he seemed more cheerful, positive, helpful and kind towards his sister (offered to help her with chores and homework, amazing)!

Melissa – Piedmont, CA

Kennolyn was an amazing experience for Taylor. She loved connecting with her cabin and trying new activities. She was crying when we picked her up because it was so hard to leave!

Jenny – Moraga, CA

It felt like Jacob gained an entire year of maturity!

Jamie – San Luis Obispo, CA