Monte Toyon

A camp and conference center in Aptos, Santa Cruz County, California for nonprofit groups of 30-146. Secluded among coastal redwoods just inland from the shores of Monterey Bay south of Santa Cruz, Monte Toyon is an inviting and versatile camp and conference center for nonprofit groups.

The site can also accommodate daytime conferences and special events. Take a walk among the Sumner Rhododendron Garden, one of the finest on the West Coast.

  • Cary Lodge - a beautiful two-story building, offers overnight accommodations in 16 four-person rooms and 3 two-person rooms, serving a total of 70 guests. Restroom facilities are on each floor.
  • Miller and Morris Dormitories - house 76 persons in nine guestrooms. Restroom facilities are located in each dorm

Meal Service - homemade meals served buffet style available for all groups, served in the dining hall by our friendly staff.

Program space 
  • Helgesson Hall - a light, spacious building with open-beamed ceiling and wood floors. Ideal for large assemblies (up to 165), with a stage and fireplace.
  • Hollidge Hall - This comfortable meeting space can hold up to 50 persons.
  • Silverthorn Chapel - a beautiful chapel in a wooded setting with panoramic views of the surrounding forest. This meeting space holds up to 50 people, with room for 25 more on the surrounding decks in nice weather.
  • The Dining Hall Fireplace Room - This room, used for dining, can double as ameeting space for groups of up to 50 people.
  • The Sun Room - a small meeting space for 10-12 persons in the Dining Hall.
  • The Program Center - A small building near Helgesson Hall used as a meetingspace for 10-15 persons (also used as a Nurse’s cabin).
  • Outdoor Amphitheater - A beautiful outdoor meeting space for groups of up to 150. It has bench seating, a stage, outdoor lights, and a small fire circle.
  • Three additional fire circles with bench seating.
  • Eric Swanson Memorial Outdoor Classroom - lean-to structure with bench seating for 25 people, ideal for outdoor education.
  • WI-FI available at Dining Hall, Helgesson, and Hollidge Hall.
  • Large playfield with separate areas for baseball and volleyball.
  • Basketball (half-court)
  • Horseshoes, ping-pong
  • The Sumner Rhododendron Garden -bench-seating available for meditation, reading or private conversations.
  • Miles of hiking trails available - The camp is adjacent to the Nisene-Marks State Park.
  • Other local options include nearby ocean beaches, the Santa Cruz boardwalk, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, local museums or historic missions.
  • Monte Toyon offers both Low & High Ropes Challenge Courses. We can facilitate your ropes course experience. Call the camp office for more information.

To schedule a tour of Monte Toyon, please call the Site Director at 831-688-5420 or contact them by mickey [at] montetoyon [dot] org (email.)

Please use our tried & true printable directions listed below in the Site Documents.
There is very limited cell phone service at Monte Toyon.


220 Cloister Lane
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-688-5420
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