Year-Round Progrograms

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

Fall '20

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

September 11       Family Get-Away times open

September 26       Work Day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

October 3               Fall Fest

October 17             Work Day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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

November 14         Work Day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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!

Family Get-Aways

Bring your family to Mt. Cross for some R & R time 

September 11 

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. Coffee/tea is available for $4.00/person, and a boxed lunch is available for $8.00/person.* 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 Days - Saturdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 1, Nov. 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

During these work days, 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.

To sign up, please send Adam an email ( or call 831.336.5170

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.