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, 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 a minimum of 70 and a maximum of 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 outdoors at our existing tables and benches throughout camp
    • 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 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

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

  • Meeting Experience
    • As highly recommended by Santa Cruz county health, plan to be outside as much as possible this summer. Your group coordinator will work closely with you to help plan.
    • 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 60 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 or contact us if you’d like to discuss the possibility of bringing your group over the course of several different timeframes.

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.

  • What is different about group contracts?

    As we have seen, the restrictions and allowances due to Covid-19 change constantly. Therefore, we will be attaching addendums to contracts based on restrictions/allowances specific to your group. Pay particular attention to the addendums attached to your contract!

  • What about rates for 2022?

    Your group coordinator (Julie or Rachel) will be in touch with you regarding rates for 2022.

  • Our group is usually an exclusive group (200+), how do Covid restrictions impact our group size?

    At this time We are able to book groups with a minimum of 50 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, or, contact us if you’d like to discuss the possibility of bringing your group over the course of several different timeframes.

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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