Community, Education and Exploration

Now Enrolling for Summer 2024!

For 42 years Camp Chrysalis has helped young people, ages 9 to 17, explore the rich and diverse natural environments of California. Living among redwoods, tidepools, marshes and mountains, campers cultivate an ethic of respect and responsibility for the ecologies that support life on earth.

Equally important, attention to ecological interdependence inevitably places our focus on the human communities that sustain us as individuals. Free from the cynicism of popular culture, Camp Chrysalis gives young people the opportunity to create genuine friendships grounded in kindness and respect.

Leaving from Berkeley, each summer we lead sessions at our camps beneath the redwoods in Big Sur, between the tides of the Mendocino coast, and high in the Sierra Nevada (including a backpacking session for older campers).

We look forward to seeing you this summer!