Lenten Offering - Mt. Cross Ministries
Located in the coastal redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, experiencing our smallness and God’s awesomeness is a daily experience just by stepping foot at Mt. Cross. Add in the challenge course, hiking trails, archery, campfires, worship and great food, and you’re set for a time that has you reaching deeper into your understanding of who you are in this world our God loves.
Camp changes lives. Kids who come to Mt. Cross are transformed by the power of the Spirit, and this transformation has lasting effects. Just one week of summer camp helps kids grow in their self-confidence, they participate in the life of their home congregations more, they pray more, read scripture more, and engage their families in faith conversations more, and all of this happens because they view faith as relevant to their daily lives because of what they experienced at camp. Camp changes lives.
In addition to running seven weeks of onsite summer camp and day camp in congregations throughout northern California, as well as hosting adult and family retreats during the school year, Mt. Cross is a year-round retreat facility for groups of all sizes and shapes to come, find space for rejuvenation and refreshment, and experience the peace that passes all understanding.
Relying on financial support from donations, Mt. Cross’ mission is to provide profound experiences in God’s creation. Individuals are never turned away from camp or retreat programs due to an inability to pay, and all dollars received help accomplish this goal while allowing about 30% of the “true” cost of camp (approximately $650/camper) to be subsidized so that it is more accessible for families.
Thank you for your support of Mt. Cross!