Mt. Cross Camp, operated by the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, offers an adult mainstreaming camp for high functioning campers with developmental disabilities. Campers must have basic self care skills.
IF CAMPER USES A WHEELCHAIR DISCUSS WITH STAFF AHEAD OF TIME, SO A SPOT CAN BE RESERVED IN A CABIN THAT'S NOT IN A HILLY LOCATIONS.
The camp is located in the Santa Cruz mountains right off Highway 9. The camp has a "resort-like" feel to it. The camp grounds are well landscaped and maintained. Cabins are comfortable and clean. Campers may select their activitives from a prescheduled menu.
Activities include: hiking, swimming, worship and Bible study (optional), arts and crafts, campfires, field trips to the beach and to local attractions.
This program is designed to offer a fun and enriching camp experience to adults with developmental disabilities. All our camp activities are adjusted to meet the special needs of these adult campers and include favorites such as archery, swimming, arts and crafts, BINGO, a tea party, theme dinners, a dance and much more
Special Friend Servants
The Special Friends Servant Program is a week-long servant event which pairs high school youth with developmentally disabled adult campers. Guided by Mt. Cross staff, servants assist our developmentally disabled campers with daily morning and afternoon camp activities such as Bible study, hiking, swimming, crafts, BINGO, low ropes, archery and meals. Evening activities include a servant themed Bible Study, group processing time, special group activities and evening devotion. This program offers a unique servant opportunity, and a chance for servants to grow as individuals and together as a group. We ask that you provide one leader for every ten youth in your group.
This opportunity is for sr. high youth groups and their leaders.