Year-Round Programs

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

Fall '19

September            Our new Middle School Faith Formation Program Launches! Ask About It

Sept 20-22            The Bible in 3 Days - Women's Retreat

Oct 5                      1st Annual Mt. Cross Fall Fest & Homecoming!

Oct 11-13              SPSYC Elementary Retreat*

Nov 8-10               SPSYC Middle School Retreat*

Nov 15-17             UFO (Unfinished Objects) Retreat

Dec 6-8                 Advent Retreat

Winter '20

Jan 5 - 7                Living Sabbath Renewal - Rostered Leader Retreat

Jan 31 - Feb. 2     Men's Weekend

Feb 21-23             SPSYC High School Retreat*

Feb. 27 - Mar 1    UFO Retreat

Spring '20

Apr 18                   Taste of Camp

May 22-24            Memorial Day Work Weekend

Summer '20

June 14-July31      Summer Camp!

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


This year we'll be led by the Executive Director and a board member of Lutheran Men in Mission (John Sundquist & Jim Monkman). It will include a glimpse of their larger "One Year to Live" Retreat, along with a walking Bible study, campfire, and card games!


Who: Men 18+

When: Friday, January 31 at 7PM - Sunday, February 2 at 11AM

Cost: $95

Jim Monkman was called to men’s ministry in 2010. Jim is retired from the US Air Force and consulting in very large data networks. He is a Father, Step-Father, Grandfather, and a Twice Loved Husband. He is a former North Texas-North Louisiana (NT-NL) Synod Lutheran Men in Mission board member, National Lutheran Men in Mission Board member. Jim is a graduate of the Lay Ministry Academy of the NT-NL Synod and holds a Masters Level Lay Certificate in Town and Country Ministry from Wartburg Theological Seminary. As a lay minister, he has provided pulpit supply in both the Rocky Mountain Synod and NT-NL Synod. He has led 30 One Year to Live Retreats, serving in all staff roles in the retreat.

Info on John Sundquist coming soon!

Who wouldn't want a weekend away just to work on your unfinished projects?!

You bring the materials, we'll bring the space and the food.

Who: Anyone 18+

When: We'll have space for you from 3PM on Thursday, February 27 until 3PM on Sunday, March 1.


              You choose within that what times you would like to be here.

              On your day of arrival, we ask that you arrive between 8AM-8PM (after 3PM on Thursday) and that you let us know when you plan to arrive so that                            we can greet you and show you your space.

How this Works:

  • You decide what unfinished object(s) you have that you'd like a weekend to work on; pack up your materials for that project, and come!

  • Each participant will receive their own table and chair, plus access to an electrical outlet.

  • That space is yours for the weekend; you may leave your materials there and work as early or late as you'd like on any given day.

  • There's no (required) programming, so the time is completely yours to work, hike, go offsite, etc.

  • However, we'll have a campfire one night, and our Director of Food Services is a Master Knitter, so she'll lead seminars on beginner's knitting, master knitting, and yarn dying if you're interested. Each seminar costs an additional $5 and you bring your own materials (we'll give you a list of needed items).


        Thursday-Sunday: $125

        Friday - Sunday: $100

        Saturday - Sunday: $75

        Saturday Only: $50

        Registration requires a $40 non-refundable deposit, regardless of which of the above options you choose.

        Any remaining balance will be due Feburary 17.

Meals: We'll have brunch at 10:30AM and dinner at 5PM each day.

        Snacks and coffee/tea will be available throughout the day. However, we encourage you to bring some to share!

Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

        All housing will be in our lodge rooms; private rooms are extremely limited. Shared rooms are double-occupancy.

        Please let us know at time of registration if you have any mobility requirements.

Registration is limited!

        We can only accept 17 participants for this retreat, so register early!

        Registration is open December 15-February 20, or until full.

        Prices increase $15 on February 10.


About the Presenters:

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

*ACA Accreditation applies to onsite programs only.