Summer Program Dates & Descriptions

Find the right camp for your camper, family, or group below!
Due To COVID-19,
Our Summer Camp Has Been Cancelled.
But, we do have Family Get-Aways!
For more information and to begin registration, click here.
We hope to see your family here this summer!

Onsite Day camp

Completed Grades K-5


Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Church Groups

Church groups with those completed grade 1 - adult

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Groups

Confirmation groups


All Ages!



Grades 10-12


Completed Grades 3-8

Completed Grades 3-5

Completed Grades 6-8

Completed Grades 1-3

Completed Grades 6-8

Completed Grades 9-12

register early!

Receive $50 off the cost of most camps if you register

before December 1, 2019

Receive $35 off the cost of most camps if you register

before March 1, 2020

Receive a free summer theme T-shirt if you register

before May 1, 2020


Onsite Day Camp

Special Introductory Price! $225

This brand new camp is for campers who live locally. We'll have all the fun of regular, residential camp, just without the overnight stay! We're still starting and ending with worship, going hiking and swimming, team-building and crafting together, learning to care for the earth and making new friends!

This camp is for students who have completed grades K-5.

Dates Offered: 

June 29 - July 3 and July 13-17, 2020

Times are 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. Lunch is included.

Friday afternoon parents are invited to a closing program at 4:00PM.

Extended care is available, starting at 7:30AM and ending at 6:30PM - morning and evening are purchased separately, at $10/morning and $15/afternoon. Breakfast/Dinner are included during extended care times. There is no extended care available on Friday afternoon.

Price increases $65 on May 1, 2020

Church Week

Participant: $350 Leader: $125

Bring your whole church to camp together! Build relationships through this camp that’s the only week of the summer where everyone who's completed at least first grade (including adults!) can experience our awesome summer camp at the same time! Plus, the price is discounted, and there’s a night to go off-site with your group. 

Once onsite, all campers are divided into appropriate age groups. Campers then experience camp just like they normally would any other week, except on Tuesday night you gather your whole church group together for an evening that you plan with whatever you'd like - go for ice cream or the beach, play board games onsite, etc. Adults will be with the other adults in the morning for worship and Bible study and then have the afternoons and evenings free to participate in scheduled activities onsite or to do their own thing.

For all those who've completed at least 1st grade (adults, too!)

Offered June 14-19, 2020

To register:

Pastor/Youth Leader: contact the camp office to reserve spots and receive instructions

Participants: contact your pastor/youth leader for instructions

All prices increase $65 on May 1.

New! Art Camp

Special Introductory Price! $450

We're excited to offer art camp this year! Campers will still enjoy the schedule and activities that make up Mt. Cross, but the majority of their time will be spent learning and practicing art! There will be teachers onsite who will lead campers in their time, focusing on the fine arts.

This camp is for students who have completed grades 3-8.

Offered July 26-31

All prices go up $65 on May 1.

Updated! Voyagers


This camp is for high school students who like adventure! Two days will be spent hiking at a local state park (and tent camping in the park overnight), and the other two days will be filled with surfing, kayaking, and our high ropes course while staying onsite. You'll be moving the whole time and getting the full range of activities that the Santa Cruz Mountains have to offer!

For students who've completed grades 9-12

Offered July 26-31, 2020

All prices go up $65 on May 1.

Family Camp

Bring the whole family! During the morning, kids have time with other kids and the counselors and we bring in a presenter for the adults to enrich your own lives. Then in the afternoon, spend the time together as a family doing whatever activities you feel like for the day - take your pick of archery, swimming, hiking, crafts, ropes, or a nap! You also pick whether you want to stay in our campgrounds or together in a cabin/lodge room.

This camp runs July 5-8 (Sunday 3PM until Wednesday morning 9AM)

Prices are dependent on age and type of lodging:

Family Room (Cabin/Lodge): Adult - $200     Youth (5-17) - $160     Child (4 & Under) - FREE     

Max per Immediate Family - $725*

Campground Site:                   Adult - $140     Youth (5-17) - $115     Child (4 & Under) - FREE     

Max per Immediate Family - $510*

*If your registration is above this cap, please just pay the deposit amount and request a discount. We'll apply it and then you can return to complete payment of the correct amount.

Registration requires at least one minor and one adult in the same family.

All prices go up $65 on May 1, 2020 (including a $150 raise on the cap).

A "Family Room" means an entire cabin or lodge room for your family. Bathrooms are shared. Lodging is assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A "Campground Site" means just the site is provided. You must provide your own camping gear. There are limited RV sites (with water/electrical) available on a first-come-first-served basis at the campground site prices.



This half-week mini camp is designed to gently introduce younger campers to all the fun and excitement summer camp has to offer. Explorers enjoy traditional camp activities like hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, Bible study, and evening campfires.

For students who've completed grades 1-3

Offered two ways:

July 8-10 (Wednesday 11AM - Friday 12PM)

July 19-21 (Sunday 3PM - Tuesday 6:30PM - with additional Christmas in July fun!)

All prices go up $65 on May 1.



This popular program is designed for new and returning campers who are ready for a full week of fun! Pathfinders add on to our standard camp activities of hiking, swimming, Bible study, archery, campfires, and crafts with options like geocaching, low ropes, and camp-outs.

For students who've completed grades 3-5


June 21-26, 2020

July 5-10, 2020

July 19-24, 2020 (with additional Christmas in July fun!)

All prices go up $65 on May 1.



This program gives the option to participate in literally everything the camp has to offer. Building upon all the activities they’ve come to love, Trailblazers are the first age group that goes up on the high ropes and can complete our challenge course. Don’t miss out!

For students who've completed grades 6-8


June 21-26, 2020

July 19-24, 2020 (with additional Christmas in July fun!)


All prices go up $65 on May 1.

Surf 'n' Turf


Whether on land or water, we’re set to have a good time! This camp has two days at the beach with professional surfing lessons, picnic lunches and camping out… but also two days on solid ground as we hike, complete the challenge course, and study in the beautiful redwoods at Mt. Cross. Campers not only have a lot of fun but experience the awe of creation in two very different places!

*Price includes: 2 hour professional surfing lesson, surfboard rental, wetsuit rental, and transportation to and from the beach.

For students who've completed grades 6-8


June 21-26

July 26-31

All prices go up $65 on May 1.


$550, regardless of program

Find out what it's like to be on summer staff at Mt. Cross! Everyone starts with a week of training and then the rest of the time you're paired with summer staffers. For first-time participants, it's two weeks total. For returners, choose either two or three weeks. Both programs start the same week and allow you to put in preferences for the type of summer staff you want to be paired with.

Interested students must apply and be approved before registering. 

All applications must be received by May 15, 2020.

For students who've completed grades 10-12

Two-Week Program: July 5-17, 2020

Three-Week Program: July 5-24, 2020

Adventures on the Coast

Youth: $300-$600* Adult Leader: $125 - $275*

Adventures on the Coast is a one-week, semi-customizable experience that provides a chance for adventure, service, and spiritual growth. Choose from 4 different options for how you'd like your week to go and we'll set up the rest for you, or choose DIY and pay just for lodging and food and you run your own week! If choosing one of our main options, counseling staff, Bible studies, worship, and joining in some camp fun are all included!

*Actual costs vary depending on which option you choose.

The 2020 planning guide is available for download below. 

This camp runs every week of the summer (June 14-July 31), but some weeks have restrictions.

This camp is for jr. and sr. high youth groups and their leaders and is not available for individual registration.

We were completely booked for 2019, and as of August 10, two churches have already sent inquiries for 2020. Thank you! Because of this, please make sure you contact us early to reserve your spot!

Confirmation Camp

Youth: $450 Leader: $125

Confirmation Camp is a way for pastors and youth leaders to bond more deeply with their confirmands while also giving campers time to meet other youth and enjoy the awesome stuff we have at camp!

This camp is for confirmation groups and their leaders

Offered July 12-17, 2020

At least one pastor/youth leader from each church group is asked to stay for the week (but please no more than a 1:6 leader-to-youth ratio unless approved ahead of time). Separate lodging is included. Pastors, youth ministers, and lay leaders must register and show proof of a cleared NSOPW and background check.



Pastors/Youth Leaders: Contact the camp office to reserve spots and receive instructions

Families: Contact your pastor/youth leader for instructions.

All prices go up $65 on May 1.

Special Friends


This program enables adults with developmental disabilities to experience all the joy and self-confidence camp has to offer. Campers enjoy both traditional activities like swimming and hiking as well as some of our most unique activities, like a tea party, attending the annual Mt. Cross theme dance, and more!

This camp is for adults (18+) with developmental disabilities. Every camper is required to be able to take care of their own hygiene needs and be willing to sleep in the same room as other campers.*

Offered June 28 - July 3

*Please contact the camp office for further information on our requirements.


All prices go up $65 on May 1.

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