Camp Hammer

About Camp Hammer

Camp Hammer is a Christian camping facility located on one hundred acres of Redwood forest in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. As a ministry of Twin Lakes Church, Camp Hammer exists to build biblical relationships rooted in love and grown in truth. The heart of our ministry is to share the message of Jesus Christ with each guest who stays at camp through genuine service and biblical truth.


Cultivating faith-based relationships

By training and equipping our guests with scripture and tangible methods to apply biblical truth to their lives.

 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” 

Philippians 3:9-11

Harvesting Christ-like servanthood 

By exemplifying the hands and feet of Christ to our guests through genuine and joyful, service and support.

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.” 

Philippians 2:14-16


 Summer Camp

This is our primary evangelical support ministry to TLC and other churches in the area.

Our goals are:

  • that each camper will experience God
  • have an opportunity to follow Jesus
  • grow as an individual
  • develop deeper personal relationships
  • have fun

Future Life Retreats

This is our mid-week evangelical support ministry offered to TLC youth ministries, private schools, and other youth groups in the area.

Our goals are: 

  • to support the students and leadership
  • give strategies to build unity
  • facilitate group activities
  • teach curriculum that helps deepen their personal walk with Jesus.

Weekend Retreats

This is our weekend evangelical support ministry offered to TLC, other local and Bay Area churches and organizations.

Our goals are:

  • to offer a retreat center for believer and nonbeliever to come and be refreshed and grow in their spiritual life
  • serve them with knowledgeable, genuine, hospitable staff
  • offer a clean and functioning facility with minimal distractions