Community, Education and Exploration

IMPORTANT ALERT: Up until January 15 there was a typo in the application form, sadly in the most important part--the return email address. IF you have emailed an application form prior to January 15th, please resend it to, OR print it out, and send it to: CAMP CHRYSALIS, 2434 McKinley Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703.

For over 35 years, Camp Chrysalis has helped young people, ages 8 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!