Camp Reimagined

Frontier Ranch, home to 1,800 campers each summer, will not be operating in the same model as it has in the past years due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are working hard to reimagine Frontier Ranch. We are committed to making some form of camp happen for as many campers as possible while keeping the priority on camper well-being and staying within the guidelines set by the state and county.

What will camp look like this summer?

A week-long (Mon – Fri) day camp for 3rd-8th graders of Santa Cruz County families.

The base cost for this program will be $465 and will offer three one-week sessions from June 29 – July 17. Once those weeks are full we will open the second session of week-long sessions from July 20 – August 14 will open up.

If you cannot make the first session and would like to wait for the second session to open. Please register through our normal registration process, select the week you wish to attend and you will be added to a waitlist.

We will be able to accommodate 80 campers per week which is much lower than our typical summer occupancy but this will allow for proper social distancing practices.

What about Frontier Ranch Santa Barbara?

We will need to cancel Frontier Ranch Santa Barbara for the summer, and we will hopefully reschedule in 2021. There is a small chance that we could run three-night mini-camps later in the summer and if we could we would offer a high school option at Frontier Ranch. 

What about social distancing?

Of course, the health and safety of campers and our staff are of the utmost importance! Campers will be organized into stable groups of 10 with 1 counselor (stable meaning that campers are with the same group and interacting with the same staff member all week). Know that we as a camp will also be implementing new health and safety practices to protect each camper, their families, and the surrounding community. New policies mean pick-up and drop-off procedures, as well as day-to-day schedules, will look different. Please prepare yourself and your camper for a distinct camp experience from years past.

What do we need to do now?

We will be canceling all current registrations for Frontier Ranch. You will need to let us know how we can handle your registration fees. And let us know if you would like to receive information on these new programs that we are running. Either way, we look forward to seeing you the next time you are here at Frontier!

Here are your options:


Decide if you would like to receive Frontier Ranch Reimagined program info.


Move your registration to the same week in 2021 or the next fully operational summer at the 2020 rate.


Cancel your registration and receive a full refund.


Give your registration fee to Mission Springs. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Where are you registered?

Day Camp Information

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