Camp Hammer

Get Ready for Summer Camp!

Arrival & Departure

Check-in begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, the first day of your session. There is no advantage to arriving early, Travel time from downtown Santa Cruz to Camp Hammer is approximately 45 minutes, and from downtown San Jose it's approximately one hour (view and print a map and directions from here).

When you arrive, our staff will guide you to the registration area where you can meet your camper's counselor for the week. You can also visit the cabin where your camper will be staying for the week.

Pick up begins at 9:00 am the following Saturday for one week Junior, Jr. High, and High School camps.

Apostle pick up is 9:00 am on the second Saturday or your session, being a two week program.

Please bring the pick up slip you were given at registration and/or an issued form of identification like a drivers license. Your child needs to be signed out by their cabin leader before you leave. 

What to Bring to Camp

Make sure you're prepared so that you can get the most out of your week here at Camp Hammer. Please bring the following items:

  • Bible
  • Notebook & pen
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Towels & toiletries
  • One-piece swimsuit
  • Casual clothing for both warm and cool days
  • Spending money: $3—$6 per day

In addition, if you are a Jr. High camper, there is a themed banquet on Thursday night. This is a casual dinner that some of our campers choose to dress up for. If you do bring nicer clothes keep it practical for the camp setting.

Medical Care

Our medical technician will be available at registration to receive any prescription medication and to talk with about medical care or your camper.

ALL summer campers need to have a current medical release form on file in order to receive over-the-counter or prescription medication. This is included in the online registration.

Camp Hammer requires an official note from a physician giving authorization to dispense medicine to your camper. Only medications in their original containers may be administered.