Road Map to Camp

Welcome Back!

Below you will find a roadmap to guide you through changes we will be making. 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.

Changes Ahead

For now, not forever!

  • Covid-19 Protocols

    Covid Protocols are updated regularly to reflect Santa Cruz County requirements. Current guidelines can be found here.

    If the CA Department of Public Health amends this covid-19 guidance for overnight youth and family camps, we will follow suit and communicate to all staff and guests.

  • 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 and every morning, 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

    We are able to serve meals to groups with up to 150 guests per meal. 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 to pick up their meal.

    • Face coverings are required by everyone while in the dining room to pick up meals.
    • Meals will be enjoyed indoors with an outdoor option. Face coverings are required inside the dining hall unless seated at your table.
    • We are able to accommodate vegetarian diets with prior notice
  • Lodging Experience

    We have successfully been running the lodging side of operations since June 2020. We have significantly changed our cleaning and stocking processes to match the guidelines and criteria to have lodging open. However, there are still changes in regards to what Mission Springs will provide. Select and economy lodging styles, you will need to provide your own:

    • Linens
    • Bedding
    • Towels

    Redwood Lodge will still have rooms “fully made,” including linens, bedding, and towels.

  • Meeting Experience

    Your group coordinator will work closely with you to help plan for indoor and outdoor meeting spaces.

    • Current guidelines on face coverings and meeting spaces can be found here.
  • Exclusive Groups

    At this time, We can book groups with a minimum of 120 people and a maximum of 150 people. We strongly encourage larger groups to keep a waitlist. As we are able to increase group sizes, we will let you know.

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,  Rachel Lockridge to begin the booking process.

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