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Family Get-Away Update

After some of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions were lifted this summer, Mt. Cross began offering a "Family Get-Away" program for families who wanted to get out of their house and experience some much-needed Sabbath time in creation. It was a joy to have families, couples, and friends who were "quaran-teaming" here, and we would like to resume this ministry this fall. You can choose to camp in the campground or stay in our cabins/lodge. There are 2 campground sites available (one can possibly accommodate your RV - please be sure to mention if you have an RV when you reserve a spot [we do not have dumping facilities for your RV's gray & black water tanks]). Your family will get their own pool house bathroom if you are staying in the campground. If you would rather stay in the cabins, we have 2 Madrone cabins available with private bathrooms in the bathhouse. And finally, if you would like to stay in Lower Jensen, we have 2 rooms available with private indoor bathrooms.

Think of your time at camp as staying in a campground, regardless of whether you are truly camping here or staying in a Madrone or Lower Jensen: Mt. Cross will provide you with the space, but you are responsible for your food, bedding, and all personal supplies. If you have a camp stove, you are welcome to bring it, or you can cook over the campfire. Campfire rings for those staying in the Madrone Cabins are available at the Outdoor Chapel or The Cove (first come, first served). Those staying in Lower Jensen are able to use the campfire rings in the campground that are not being used. You might want to consider bringing a wagon so you can take your food and drinks to wherever you end up cooking. Unfortunately, we cannot allow access to the kitchen or our walk-in cooler, so please plan accordingly.

When you arrive, we will take everyone's temperature and ask you some very basic health questions. Those who have a temperature upon arrival, those who have, or have had within the previous 14 days, symptoms of COVID-19, will not be allowed to stay. Additionally, if you have been around someone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, you will not be allowed to stay. If this is the case for you and you need to cancel your reservation, we will work to find another date for you to come. Additionally upon arrival, you will receive a "welcome bag" full of family activity ideas, campfire fun, and camp goodies. You will also have full access to our hiking trails, ball field and volleyball court, and campfire rings.

Families should plan to bring their own sleeping bags/pillows, toiletries, towels/washcloths, water bottles, and personal sports equipment (ball and glove, basketball, soccer ball, volleyball, etc.). You should also plan to stop in Scotts Valley, Felton, or Ben Lomond and purchase firewood prior to arrival. A full packing list is available in the reservation portal once you begin the reservation process. Please note that dogs are welcome in the campground, but not the cabins/lodge. Dogs need to be leashed at all times, not be aggressive, and not an excessive barker (an occasional bark is one thing, but if they bark every time they see another person or animal, that's too much).


Campground: $25/family/night

Madrones: $45/family/night

Lower Jensen: $75/family/night

Check-In Time: Between Noon & 5:00 pm (it is important that you arrive by 5:00 pm)

Check-Out Time: 12:00 pm

To reserve your spot, please email Adam at adam@mtcross.org. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number, the number of people in your group, which building you are hoping for, or if you’d like to stay in the campground. Please note: the weekends of our Fall Work Days (October 23-25 & November 13-15) are reserved for those who will be participating in the Work Days, and are unavailable for "general" reservations.

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