Year-Round Programs

Find out what's happening all year at Mt. Cross!

Summer '20

June 14-July 31    Summer Camp! - cancelled due to COVID-19

July 1 - August 9   Family Get-Aways

July 25                    Work Day - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall '20

September 10       Deadline to register for our Middle School Faith Formation Program

Oct 3                       Fall Fest

Oct 16-18               SPSYC Elementary Retreat*

Nov 6-8                  Women's Retreat (postponed from September date due to COVID-19)

Nov 13-15              SPSYC Middle School Retreat*

Dec 4-6                   Advent Merrymaking

Winter '21

We're working on dates now. Typical events include: clergy and men's retreats, a crafting/personal retreat, and possibly a Lenten one, too!

*Sierra-Pacific Synod Youth Committee: register with SPSYC directly: 

Family Get-Aways!

We can't have regular summer camp, but we can host family groups! 

Between July 1 - August 9, we'd love to have you. 

You choose the dates and the type of lodging you'd like. When you arrive, we'll do a symptom check, give you a welcome pack filled with camp goodies and family activity ideas, and show you to your place. Every day we'll have coffee in the morning as well as a boxed lunch.* The rest is on your own, but you'll have full access to our hiking trails, ball field, sand volleyball court, and campfire pits.

Camping: $25/family/night

                 You get a campsite; we can potentially accommodate RVs**; private bathroom in pool house


Madrone Cabin: $45/family/night

                 Cabin with bunks; private bathroom in central bath house

Jensen Lodge Room: $75/family/night

                  Room with twin beds/bunks; private, indoor bathroom

To begin registration or ask questions, send an email to Adam at and include your name, phone number, mailing address, number of people in your party and, which type of lodging you are hoping for.

*Unfortunately, we cannot provide full food service or allow use of our kitchen. We do have grills/campfire pits for your use and are happy to recommend great local restaurants that are open for all meals (including breakfast take-out).

**Not all of our camp sites can accommodate RVs. If you'd like to bring yours, please indicate that in your email. Note that we have electricity and water hook-ups, but no sewer and cannot allow dumping.

Work Day - Saturday, July 25, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

We weren't able to have our Memorial Day Work Weekend this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean the camp doesn't need some sprucing up! For this work day, we'll be focusing on creating defensible space around all our buildings. This will involve clearing underbrush and trimming trees away from the buildings.

If anyone has a weed eater with a brush blade they could bring, as well as a chainsaw, and/or loppers, that would be very helpful, as the camp only has one weed eater and a limited number of chainsaws and loppers. Participants are also asked to bring a water bottle, gloves, and any personal protective equipment (eye/ear protection) they will want. We also ask that everyone wears a face covering in accordance with the Santa Cruz County and State of California’s health orders. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Additionally, if anyone is a Thrivent Member and can apply for Thrivent Action Teams to help offset the costs of food, gas for weed eaters and chainsaws, and other supplies, that would be wonderful. Please indicate in your registration (as a "sub program") if you are a Thrivent Member and willing to apply for an Action Team. You can contact Adam Erickson (; 831.336.5179) with questions, or help securing your Action Team.

Lodging for this event will be limited to 2 rooms for families in Lower Jensen and 2 Madrone Cabins, as well as two sites in the campground, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who are staying at the camp will need to provide their own sleeping bag and pillow, as well as toiletries, towel/washcloth, and any other personal items you will need.

Click on “Register” in the upper right corner of the screen to be taken to the online registration portal by July 21. If you have registered yourself or someone else for a Mt. Cross program in 2019 or 2020, you will use the same username and password to register for this Work Day. If you have registered for a Mt. Cross program prior to 2019, please create a new account for yourself.

While the pandemic isn't over, we're still making plans for the future,
so be sure to check back here often for updates!

Mt. Cross Ministries • 7795 Hwy 9 • Ben Lomond CA 95005 • 831.336.5179 •

*ACA Accreditation applies to onsite programs only.