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Camp Chrysalis

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 8:38pm -- DeniseGoKid
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Hours of Operation: 
Varies by program
Location: 
2434 McKinley Avenue
BerkeleyAlameda County, California 94703
Organization Description: 

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

Neighborhood: 
Other
Other Neighborhoods: 
Berkeley, CA
Ages Served: 
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Cost: 
Varies by program
Free: 
No
Financial Assistance: 
Yes
Parent Event?: 
0
Season: 
Summer
Phone Number: 
(510) 843-6157
Email: 
lee@campchrysalis.com
Organization and Program Categories: 
Science
Outdoors and Nature
Backpacking
Camping
Environmental Literacy
Hiking
Nature Programs
Wilderness
Swimming
Languages Spoken: 
English
Accessibility Note: 
N/A
Getting There: 
<p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The drop off and pick up point is in Berkeley with eight experienced staff accompanying 32 to 36 campers on a wonderful exploration of different natural environments.</span></p>
SFKids Tips: 
<p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Apply early! Sessions often fill up by April.</span></p>
Description Tag: 
Overnight Summer Camp, Nature, Environment
Contact Name: 
Lee Tempkin (Director)
Contact Email: 
lee@campchrysalis.com
Contact Phone Number: 
(510) 843-6157

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