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. 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.


Summer Camp

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

Fall School Retreats

  • 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

  • to offer a retreat center for our guests 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


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

Camp Hammer is owned and operated by Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA.