Jul 15-21, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Redwood Camp
A classic summer camp that is anything but ordinary. While Primary and Junior program run simultaneously, they are two unique programs with separate schedules and curriculum designed for each age group.
Entering 4–6th grades
Redwood Camp allows small groups of campers to enjoy a variety of counselor-led activities. Nature hikes, arts and crafts, the treehouse, cabin challenges, and target sports like archery and BB guns are part of the adventure for all campers. Everyone gets wet too! A swimming pool with curvy slide and the beaches of Bean Creek, provide great time of refreshment. Age-appropriate high adventures such as the flying squirrel, zipline, and Geronimo swing are there to challenge and be conquered. A trip to the beach in Santa Cruz, walks to the Fountain and other options make each day unique. At Victory Circle, the group enjoys community singing and hilarious skits, meaningful dramas, campfires, s’mores and sharing times. Here amongst the redwoods God works to transform lives.
Primary Sample Schedule
Junior Sample Schedule
Canoe or Rowboat 1/2 mile up Zayante Creek through the overhanging trees.
There's always something cool and exciting to make to help you remember your time at camp. Crafts range in ability and appeal for all ages and our counselors make craft time fun for girls and boys.
Practice perfection with our staff at the shooting range by challenging each other with accuracy or just by improving your personal skills in a controlled environment.
Plunge off the platform (with a harness and a helmet expertly secured of course) in this uniquely designed high adventure element that allows you to swing out over the creek for a perspective of Redwood Camp unlike any other!
With your harness attached to a cable high in the redwoods, allow your team to lift you high into the air and get a chance to see Redwood Camp like the squirrels do.
Swimmers may enjoy our heated 25-yard pool with diving board and enclosed slide.
This is a chance for everyone to get together sing fun worship songs, watch the Truth portrayed in some crazy and funny skits and don't forget about the cool games in the mix. Victory Circle is a highlight of every day!
The Tree House is the coolest place on camp! Up in the trees, get your chance to play with your friends in your cabin, climb around, slide down and explore in the world's coolest tree house!
Explore the creek and surrounding area at Redwood like only Mount Hermon knows how to do! Will you take the banana slug challenge? Will you remember what those leaves are called? Learn more about the world around you with one of our trained Naturalists.
Try your hand at slingshots, archery and BB Guns. With our trained staff, you'll be able to aim at the targets and take your best shot. Will you get a bullseye?
Another highlight of the week is our day at the beach in Santa Cruz. Sand castles, boogie boards, and crazy beach games are just the beginning. This is one day at camp you definitely don't want to miss!
Redwood Camp has 20 heated cabins lodging eight persons each on bunk-style beds, which fosters the comfortable environment of the good ‘ol days of camping tradition and experience. Restrooms and showers are heated and centrally located a short walk from the cabins. Two leadership cabins for staff and speakers have seven bedrooms with washbasins; toilets and showers are shared.
Redwood's Dining Hall features great food and inside seating and large deck seating options Family Style or Buffet available.
$509 per camper
Please do not let finances get in the way of a Mount Hermon experience. Through the generosity of many, a partial grant from the Campership Fund may be just the gift you need to make it possible for you to attend camp. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.
Please mark all items, including luggage, with the camper’s last name and initial to aid in identification in event of loss.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING
Cellular phones, iPods/radio/CD player, electronic games, playing cards, comics, fireworks, hunting knife, bows, firearms, pagers, phone cards, animals, or sports equipment, unless cleared with the Director.
T-shirts are $10 and available at check-in (Visa, Mastercard & checks are accepted).
Please note that our Health Services Staff are to receive all medications, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs in their original prescription bottles and or manufactures packaging, at the time of check-in. No unlabeled medication, supplements or vitamins will be accepted and dosed per California Public Health Department.
Up to 3 friends can room together in the same cabin. Roommate requests will be available by May 30, 2019. The parent or guardian will receive an email at that time explaining how to complete the roommate request online.
Camp check-in will run continuously from 3–4pm on Sunday afternoons. Cabin orientation begins immediately. If you know you will be arriving after 4pm, please call the camp Trading Post 831.430.1250 to assure that your place will be kept rather than released to the waiting list.
All camps will conclude on Saturday following our Victory Circle celebration which begins at 9:00am concluding by 9:40am. Parents are invited to attend the final Victory Circle time (9am) for a glimpse of your child’s week at camp. It is essential that campers be picked up promptly by 9:40am on Saturday.
Written mail is encouraged as receiving letters from home is important to youngsters away at camp. Letters should emphasize the interesting things the child is doing at camp, rather than too much reminder of home, illnesses of family or pets, being missed, etc.
To ensure that letters are received on time, we find the best idea is to bring them to camp with you and give them to our host to deliver during the week.
If you need to mail your letters please remember to mail these letters before the start of camp, or on the Monday or Tuesday of that week. Late arriving mail will be returned to the sending address.
ADDRESS MAIL: Camper's Name, Redwood Camp, Box 413, Mount Hermon, CA 95041
SPECIAL NOTE ON PARCELS TO CAMPERS. New in summer 2019, we are asking parents to no longer drop off or send any parcels or packages for your student at camp this year. We also ask that you no longer send additional food items in your students luggage to camp. This is due to several reasons: the camp provides a balanced diet, including desserts, each day for the entire week. In addition, there is a daily scheduled snack bar time for children to purchase a drink, candy and/or ice cream. The third and most important reason is the increase in the variety and range of allergies that children enter our camp community with, creating increased concern for unintended allergic reactions.
Birthdays can still be honored with arrangements made ahead of time with the RWC Administrative Lead.
Thank you for complying with this request to help keep Redwood Camp safe and caring for all students. You can contact Naomie Bragado, Director of Children's Ministries, with any questions you may have in regard to parcels, either before camp or at check-in on Sunday.
The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.