Santa Cruz Day Camp

Age Groups

Children entering grades K-8 are placed in coed groups based on their grade. They spend most of their day together trying all the fun things at camp and forging lasting friendships. Two well-trained adult counselors remain with each group at all times.

One of our camp traditions is zany group names. While this can be silly for the campers, the naming structure helps us follow the rigorous health and standards set by the American Camp Association which include supervision ratios for everything from high ropes to just hanging out. So when a group arrives at an activity, like the Punk Rock Pancakes, our staff know exactly the support to provide.

Grade Group Name
1 Punk Rock Pancakes
Country Bagels
2 Burly Big Feet
Gnarly Big Feet
3-4 Hot Tamales
Lemon Heads
5-7 Chillin' Chewbacas
8-9 Senior Campers

Is Your Camper Planning to Come to Camp with a Friend?

Campers coming with a friend in the same grade may submit a request to be in the same group. These requests should be made as soon as you register, at a minimum two weeks before the camp session starts.  If you did not make a request during the application process, please login to your online account to add the request.


Two smiling day campers hug