Camp Sempervirens is located within the Redwood Forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We are adjacent to Big Basin State Park in Boulder Creek, CA. Our 17 acre site is a wealth of resources for your youth retreat, camp or get-a-way. Camp Sempervirens is an ideal location for your weekend retreats.
Camp Sempervirens is a program of the Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools. During the school year Exploring New Horizons hosts an environmental education program for 5th and 6th grade students at three individual residential facilities in the Santa Cruz and San Mateo mountains. While the Sempervirens facility is utilized for the outdoor school program during the school year, we have a number of weekend, winter and summer dates available.
Our 17-acre site features a large meadow surrounded by mixture of oak, madrone, and redwood forest. Scattered through the trees are 12 cabins, two large campfire/theaters, picnic area and Dining Hall. The site also features an organic garden, swimming pool, sand volleyball court, high and low level ropes course, hiking trails, various camp animals, and a huge meadow for games and sports.
We have a full-time, trained kitchen staff that is prepared to to provide you and your group with high quality nutritious meals. We offer both basic camp meals and BBQ options along with a wide range of upgraded meal selections. Meals can be served both Family and Buffet style and we have the capacity to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs. Work with our kitchen staff to plan a well-rounded meal service plan that works for your group.
Cabins: We have 12 cabins throughout the site that can house a total of 120 individuals. Each cabin has bunk-beds that can house 10 people per cabin. Our rustic cabins offer mattresses, heat and electrical outlets.
Cottages: A premium housing option available during summer months is ideal for group leaders or for individuals that may need additional accommodations. We offer up to five cottage units that feature a private bathroom and kitchen facilities. Each room is furnished with a double bed, couch and dinning room table and chairs.
Bed and Breakfast: Directly across the street from us is an independent Bed and Breakfast that can be rented separately. For more information about that option please contact CharLynn Atiam directly.
We have a team of talented staff members to help ensure you have a successful stay at our facility. We have a team of individuals who have a passion for working with children as well as the outdoors. We are committed to providing a facility that is safe, fun, recreational, educational, and inclusive.
We look forward to working with you to help plan your stay. If you are interested in receiving more information or would like to schedule a time for a tour you may CONTACT US or call John Bartron at (831) 338-3077.