Camp Chrysalis, now in its 30th year, is an overnight, nature summer camp exploring three different environments in California—the redwoods of Big Sur, tide pooling and canoeing on the Mendocino Coast, and hiking, swimming, and backpacking in the Sierras. The camp has a distinctive approach to environmental education combining learning, play, woodworking, crafts, and personal growth. Campers build community by playing and learning together, and everyone takes care of their gear and each other. Group singing is a special pleasure. Each session includes 32-36 campers (12 for backpacking) and eight experienced staff to provide campers lots of individual attention. Nearly half the campers are girls. Camp Chrysalis has been around as a small independent enterprise and is truly a hidden gem!
Big Sur: $950 (7 days), ages 8.5 to 17
Mendocino: $1,100 (9 days), ages 10 to 17
Sierras: $1,475 (12 days), ages 12 to 17
Backpacking: $1,050 (8 days), ages 14 to 17
Family: price varies by age (6 days), all ages