Y Camps

June 20-25, Koinonia Conference Grounds

We’re getting ready for a great camp experience.

We are excited to welcome our middle schoolers and high schoolers back to camp this year! We’ll be updating this page regularly with information for parents, including registration, packing lists, and any other camp updates you might need.

If you have questions that are not addressed in our FAQs, please reach out to your local ministry staff.

Middle School Camp
  • Sunday, June 20th @12 pm to
  • Tuesday, June 22 @12 pm
High School Camp
  • Wednesday, June 23 @ 12 pm to
  • Friday, June 25th @ 12 pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Covid-19 Related

How are you prioritizing the safety of the camp this year?

We will meet or exceed the safety suggestions of the CDC and local public health departments, including:

  • Outdoor meals and activities
  • Outdoor classes
  • Masking – Masks will be worn at all times outside of cabins and mealtimes.
  • Testing – All attendees will take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the start of camp. Fully vaccinated attendees do not need to take a test before coming to camp.
  • Vaccinations for overnight campers
  • Frequent handwashing and sanitation
  • Staggered drop-off and pick-up times – to reduce crowding.

Why do campers need at least one vaccine dose to spend the night?

Sleeping at camp requires being inside with doors and windows closed and masks off. Covid-19 spreads easily from person to person through close contact, especially in spaces without ventilation.

Having at least one vaccine dose provides campers with some protection against Covid-19.

What if my camper is not eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine before the deadline of June 6?

Unvaccinated campers can participate in a day camp. Families can choose to stay in a hotel nearby or commute to camp from home.

Do you have Covid-19 policies in place to ensure safety for camp?

Yes. We have developed safety practices to meet or exceed the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Santa Cruz County health specialists.

Will camp counselors and staff be vaccinated?

All BACC overnight counselors will have received at least one vaccine dose by June 6, 2021.

Koinonia requests that their staff members who live on-site be vaccinated but do not require it. All staff who stay on-site have daily health screenings.

Does my camper need to quarantine before coming to camp?

No, but we do ask that you avoid high-risk activities like unnecessary air travel and or activities with a greater risk like indoor dining for 8 days before coming to camp.

Does my camper need to test for Covid-19 before coming to camp?

Yes, we are asking all attendees who are not fully vaccinated to test for Covid-19 within 72 hours of their arrival at camp. You can use an at-home rapid Covid-19 test.

**If the cost of the test is difficult for your family, please contact your sector leader to arrange a church-subsidized rapid test upon arrival at camp.

Will you provide a list of nearby accommodations for campers and families who cannot stay overnight at camp?

Yes. Travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity have a great range of affordable hotel rooms if you book early.

AirBnB and VRBO both provide an excellent list of different types of accommodations near Koinonia Conference Grounds. Search for rentals near Watsonville, Corralitos, Aptos, or Santa Cruz.

Can I pick up my daycamper before the 9 pm end time each day?

Yes. We have two pick-up times for day campers:

  • Early pickup – 6 pm (after dinner)
  • Late pickup – 9 pm (after bonfire and evening activities)

**A different pick-up time can be arranged for your camper as needed.

What happens if someone presents symptoms of Covid-19 at camp?

Any camper or staff who presents COVID-19 symptoms will quarantine in our designated isolation areas. We will follow all public health requirements.

We will conduct a rapid COVID-19 test, and the family of the camper will immediately be contacted by the camp nurse.

If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, parents/guardians should plan to arrive at camp to pick them up within three hours.

Will I receive a refund if my camper is sent home due to Covid-19 or being exposed to Covid-19?

If your camper attends less than 50% of the camp, you will only be charged 50% of the camp fees. Generally, refunds are not issued if your camper attends more than 50% of the camp.

If your camper tests positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at camp and is sent home, you will be refunded in full.

What is the schedule for day campers?

Day campers can be dropped off at camp at 9 am. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in their camp fees.

The middle school day camp schedule is:

  • Sunday, June 20, 12 pm-9 pm **
  • Monday, June 21, 9 am-9 pm**
  • Tuesday, June 22, 9 am-12 pm

**You can pick up your camper at early pickup (6 pm) or arrange a different pick up time as needed.

The high school day camp schedule is:

  • Wednesday, June 23, 12 pm-9 pm**
  • Thursday, June 24, 9 am-9 pm**
  • Friday, June 25, 9 am-12 pm

**You can pick up your camper at early pickup (6 pm) or arrange a different pickup time as needed.

What is the cost of camp this year?

Middle School Camp

  • Day camp (Sun – Tues): $290
  • Single-day (includes three meals): $145

If kids age 12-15 are eligible for vaccines, we will have an overnight camp option available for middle schoolers who have received one dose by June 6, 2021.

High School Camp

  • Overnight camp (Wed-Fri): $330
  • Day camp (Wed-Fri): $290
  • Single-day (includes one overnight and three meals): $165