Road Map to Camp 2021

Welcome Back!

Thanks for hanging in there with us while waiting for information about re-opening Mission Springs in 2021. At this time, we are thrilled to announce that we will be open for groups beginning in March. Contact us as we are currently contracting groups for 2021.

Below you will find a roadmap to guide you through changes we will be making in the new year and we hope that our navigation provides some clarity for you as you make decisions about returning to camp. We anticipate questions and welcome them, please email your guest group coordinator to discuss details for your group.

We are taking extra steps to help you with the contracting process and make it as streamlined as possible. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. Look forward to a visual tour of the changes via video in the next few weeks!

Changes Ahead

For now, not forever!

  • Check-in Experience

    Once you drive across the bridge, check-in is one of the first changes you will notice. Group leaders will now be responsible for having a health protocol for their participants at check-in in addition to the normal check-in process.

    We have an established health protocol to assist you at check-in, see the example below: 

    The following must take place before keys are distributed: 

    • Answer health screening and record temperatures
    • All participants will be required to sign a Mission Springs waiver
    • All participants will agree to wear masks while on the property and follow the State of California and Santa Cruz County social distancing guidelines. 

    We strongly recommend that groups have a dedicated “Health Liaison”. Someone besides the group leader who is responsible for the health screening pieces (health screen, recording temps, waivers).

  • Dining Experience

    When able we can accommodate 70 people in the dining hall according to social distance guidelines. We have recently installed a new touchless handwashing station outside of the dining hall. All guests will be required to wash their hands before entering the dining hall for meals. The dining experience will be one of the more drastic changes, you will notice:

    • Meals individually plated and served by staff instead of buffets
    • “Boxed” salads, individual packets of condiments (salad dressing, syrup, ketchup, etc..)
    • Tables will be spaced further apart and set up to accommodate 4 people per table
    • Special diets beyond vegetarian will not be able to be accommodated
    • Limited meals; currently include Saturday breakfast, Saturday box lunch, Sunday breakfast
  • Lodging Experience

    We have successfully been running the lodging side of operations since June 2020 and have significantly changed our cleaning and stocking processes to match guidelines and criteria to have lodging open. You will still be able to enjoy the rooms you have always enjoyed, however, there are still changes in regards to what will be provided. Select and economy lodging styles, you will need to provide your own:

    • Linens
    • Bedding
    • Towels

    Deluxe (Redwood Lodge) will still have rooms “fully made” including; linens, bedding, and towels

  • Meeting Experience

    In the past, we have assigned meeting rooms based on group size. Now, we must assign meeting rooms based on social distancing guidelines. For example, you may have had a group of 80 people in Tabernacle in 2019 however, in 2021 we may now assign the Worship Center so that everyone is able to maintain 6 feet distance indoors. You will find the following changes:

    • Hand Sanitizer stations in each meeting room
    • “Set” seating, please do not move chairs; chairs spaced out
    • Worship Center; seating every other row
    • Public restrooms cleaned frequently throughout the day

Contract FAQ’s

No two contracts are alike as there are many variables in each contract specific to the group. Here are some of the changes you may have questions about.

Ready to Contract?

Please contact your Mission Springs Guest Group Coordinator, Julie Larson  or Rachel Lockridge to begin the booking process.

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