Our Program

Resident and day campers alike have a number of opportunities to learn new things, make new friends, and connect with adult mentors. Whether it’s in a class, an evening activity, or during a weekend outing, our program aims to instill independence, confidence, and a sense of community in all of our campers.

The regular class day starts with fun and friendship at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. There are six class periods per day. Some classes are one period, and others are two or three periods. Generally, our off-site classes are three periods and include golf, horsemanship/riding, and surfing.

Meals happen in our dining room, and day campers who join our “breakfast club” plan may eat a scrumptious breakfast at 8:00 a.m. with our resident campers and then head to the dorms to brush their teeth and chat about the day ahead before starting classes.

After classes end, free time begins at 4:30 p.m. and wraps-up at 5:30 p.m. This gives all campers a chance to chill in the dorms, swim in the pool or hang in the camp office with counselors, teachers, and fellow campers.

Evening activities rock camp Monday through Friday and resident campers love it when their day camper sisters join them after hours. Day campers sign up a day in advance of evening activities so that we have the supplies necessary to make for a great experience.

On Saturdays, camp goes mobile, and we ramp it up with day-long field trips to a variety of exciting places: the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Raging Waters, the Tech Museum, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We also have two Saturday closing ceremonies to which parents are invited.