Y Camps 2023

June 18-24, Koinonia Conference Grounds

New CampersReturning Campers

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.

Middle schoolers will come to camp first, and then the high schoolers will be divided into two camps like last year. The schedule is below!

Middle School Camp
  • Sun, June 18th  @ 1:30 pm to Tues, June 20th @ 11 am
High School Camps
  • High School Camp 1 (11th-12th) – Tues, June 20 @ 1 pm to Thur, June 22 @ 11 am
  • High School Camp 2 (9th-10th) – Thur, June 22 @ 1 pm to Sat, June 24 @ 11 am

New camper interest form

Please complete this application and we will notify you if we are able to accommodate your child.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Covid-19 Related

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

We will meet or exceed the current safety suggestions of the CDC and local public health departments.

What is the health protocol for all campers and counselors at this year's camps?

For all campers and counselors (regardless of whether staying overnight or day campers only), the current health protocol will be the following:

1. Present a negative COVID test result (at-home/antigen) upon camp arrival. You can present the actual test stick or a picture of it taken earlier that morning. (We will have antigen tests available on site in case needed, but please plan to test before to avoid slowing your check-in process.)

2. Do not come to camp if displaying any symptoms.

3. Masking is encouraged indoors at camp so each camper should bring a supply of masks. (Extra masks will be on-hand in case needed.)

4. Travel: Campers or Counselors should return home 3 days before attending camp if they are traveling on a plane.  They can test on the 4th day after arriving home before coming to camp with a negative test.

(We will send email with any updates if this protocol changes between now and camp.)

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 all camp counselors and staff be testing before camp arrival?

All BACC staff and counselors as well as Koinonia staff are required to show a negative antigen covid test result the morning of their camp check-in. As well, all who stay on-site will have daily health screenings.

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

As outlined in the health protocols above, we are requiring all campers to do an at-home antigen test for Covid-19 the morning of their arrival at camp and to present a negative test result.

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 18, 1:30 pm – 9 pm **
  • Monday, June 19, 9 am – 9 pm**

**You can pick up your camper at early pickup (6 pm), late pickup (9 pm), or arrange a different pick up time as needed.

The High School day camp schedule is the following…

High School Camp 1 (11-12th):

  • Tuesday, June 20, 1 pm – 9 pm**
  • Wednesday, June 21, 9 am – 9 pm**

High School Camp 2 (9-10th):

  • Thursday, June 22, 1 pm – 9 pm**
  • Friday, June 23, 9 am – 9 pm**

**You can pick up your camper at early pickup (6 pm), late pickup (9 pm), or arrange a different pickup time as needed.

What is the cost of camp this year?

Middle School Camp

  • Overnight camp (Sun – Tues): $349
  • Day camp (Sun – Tues): $299
  • Single-day (includes three meals): $150 (no overnight), $175 (with overnight)

High School Camps

  • Overnight camp (Tues – Thur, or Thur – Sat): $349
  • Day camp (Tues – Thur, or Thur – Sat): $299
  • Single-day (includes one overnight and three meals): $150 (no overnight), $175 (with overnight)