Santa Cruz Area Camp

Secluded amongst 100 acres of stunning redwood forest on California’s central coast, Camp Monte Toyon is located just inland from the shores of Monterey Bay and south of Santa Cruz, in Aptos, CA. Situated adjacent to Nisene Marks State Park, Camp Monte Toyon offers miles of hiking trails that include vistas of Monterey Bay from Eagle’s View and rare albino redwoods, nearby Aptos Creek, and an abundance of wildlife.



Camp Details

Address: 220 Cloister Lane, Aptos CA, 95003

Environment: Redwood forest, oak/madrone meadows, riparian/stream communities.

Contact: To reach a teacher, student, or staff member during their program at Camp Monte Toyon, call (831) 338-8018. In case of an emergency after regular office hours, call the site director at (831) 688-5420.

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camp monte toyon Facilities


Two heated dormitories for 76 persons with centrally located bathrooms, plus comfortable heated lodge for 70 persons with four bathrooms and lobby, for a total accommodation of 146 persons.


Homemade meals served buffet style by WOLF School’s friendly staff in a spacious dining hall.



program space

Dining Hall, Hollidge Hall Meeting Space, Outdoor Amphitheatre & Fire Circle, Silverthorn Building


Miles of Hiking Trails, Sports/Play Field, Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Low-Ropes Course, High Ropes Course Available for Additional Fee

Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

Field Trip Options

All WOLF School programs held at Camp Monte Toyon can be enhanced with the optional addition of a field trip to one of the following nearby locations:

  • Natural Bridges State Beach (Santa Cruz)

  • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (Aptos)

  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey)

  • Seacliff State Beach (Aptos)

  • Wilder Ranch State Historic Park (Santa Cruz)

  • The Mystery Spot (Santa Cruz)

Contact us to discuss adding a field trip to your program! 


Camp Monte Toyon is managed by United Camps, Conferences and Retreats (UCCR), a private 501(c)(3) non-profit camp and conference management organization with the mission of “creating partnerships to provide positive life-changing experiences.” As the educational component of UCCR, WOLF School is offered use of UCCR properties and facilities, allowing us to offer our programs at professionally-managed campuses throughout California and maintain our focus where it matters most: on our students and their outdoor learning adventure.


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Camp Monte Toyon is an American Camp Association accredited camp.

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