Find out what's happening all year at Mt. Cross!
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
We're working on dates now. Typical events include: clergy and men's retreats, a crafting/personal retreat, and possibly a Lenten one, too!
Bring your family to Mt. Cross for some R & R time
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com; 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 831.336.5170