Ponderosa Lodge

Cabin
Ponderosa Field
Leap Of Faith
Cabin
Ponderosa Field
Leap of Faith

Ponderosa Lodge

Ponderosa Lodge opened it’s doors almost 50 years ago and was intentionally designed for intimate and active group ministry events. Whether your group wants to swim in the pool, hike, shoot paintball, conquer ropes courses, soar down the zipline, or even take a moment to gather in the quiet, serene spaces, Ponderosa Lodge is the place for you to take your group to the next level and encounter Jesus in a unique way.  

Ponderosa Lodge Group Field

Location

Location

Ponderosa Lodge is located 7 miles outside the city of Santa Cruz, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, along California's Central Coast.

Ponderosa Lodge is located 7 miles outside the city of Santa Cruz, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, along California's Central Coast.

Directions
Whisper Canyon Map

Available Dates

Available Dates

You probably already have in mind the dates you're looking to have your event. Our calendar will help you see what's currently available at the Ponderosa Lodge. Mouse over the dates to see if there is a special discount available or how much space is available. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call and we’ll turn over every stone to see what we can do for you.

10% Off in Value Season

As the Conference Planner, one of the things that's on your mind is, "How much is this going to cost?" Understandable. If your retreat dates are flexible, consider what we call a Value Season weekend and save 10%.

 

 

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Rates

Meeting Rooms

Chaparral

  • Seats up to 80

  • Sound System

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Chaparral East

  • Seats up to 40

  • Sound System

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Chaparral West

  • Seats up to 40

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Craft Room

  • Seats up to 40

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Fireside Room

  • Seats up to 50

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Ponderosa Fountain

  • Seats up to 30

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

The Forum

  • Seats up to 200

  • Sound System

  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Chaparral
Chaparral East
Chaparral West
Craft Room
Fireside Room
Ponderosa Fountain
The Forum

Lodging

Lodging

Cabins

The cabins at Ponderosa Lodge not only have 8 beds in the form of bunks, but in each cabin there are two showers, two toilets, three sinks and a rollaway bed. The cabins are located close to all of the action of Ponderosa Lodge. When choosing an experience at Ponderosa Lodge, don't forget to bring your sleeping bag! 

Cabin Photo
Cabin Interior
Cabin Bathroom

Dining

Dining

Dining at Ponderosa Lodge is a crowd favorite! With tasty buffets and family style seating, Ponderosa Lodge has a full culinary kitchen. In addition, there are large barbecues for special outdoor events, and a fountain-style snack shop for additional tasty treats.

Dining Photo
Dining Photo
Ponderosa Lodge Dining

Recreation

Advanced Reservation Recreation

Zip Trek

Three platforms, one bridge and two ziplines. A fast-paced ride down a zip line.  $100 first hour, $75 subsequent hours.

20 guests/hour. 

Leap of Faith

Climb a Tree and jump for a trapeze! $125 first hour, $100 subsequent hours.

12-20 guests/hour.

High V

Balance along the multivine and the two-line by yourself and them grab a partner to learn how to lean and trust them. $100 first hour, $75 subsequent hours.

10-12 guests/hour.

Vertical Playpen

Climb with a partner or two and see how teamwork can get you to the top. $100 first hour, $75 subsequent hours

10-12 guests/hour.

Climbing Wall

Enjoy one or more of the 3 routes on our 32 foot vertical climbing tower! $75 first hour, $25 subsequent hours.

20 guests/hour.

Paintball

Our course is specially designed to play competitive games such as Capture the Flag and Last Man Standing. Each person will receive a marker, mask, one hopper and a CO2 tank.  $400 per 1.5 hour experience. Up to 20 people.

 

Skate/BMX Park
Skating Photo

We have options for all types of wheeled fun at our skate park with both skateboards and razor scooters with all the helmets and pads. Ride the big half-pipe, mini ramp or street course. We also have a BMX flow trail on hand for bike shredders.  $75 first hour, $25 each additional hour. Up to 25 people

Laser Tag

A fast-paced activity that can be played all around camp. $150 per hour. Up to 16 people.

Swimming

Ponderosa Lodge has a beautiful 25-yard lap pool and a separate diving pool. Rates start at $150.

Always Available Recreation

Volleyball Court

Sand volleyball court. Volleyballs provided.

Disc Golf

18 hole Disc Golf through the Ponderosa Pines. Discs are provided or you can bring your own! 

Game Room

Ping Pong, Foosball, Pool Tables, and Air Hockey Tables.

Basketball Court

The court can accommodate two full court games of basketball. Basketballs provided.

Recreation Field

It's the perfect size for a game of Frisbee, soccer, football, and more! Equipment provided.

Hiking

Trails galore. Access to Henry Cowell State Park as well!

Additional Recreation

Sequoia Aerial Adventure

The Sequoia Aerial Adventure is one of our most popular courses. It consists of 3-tiers of  different high ropes elements that range from 30 to 80 feet above ground. All participants wear harnesses, helmets, and are connected to overhead cables by a double system of safety ropes and clips.

Special Rate of $30 per person when staying as an overnight guest at Mount Hermon!

Redwood Canopy Tour

Soar through the unique forest groves and experience the giant redwoods from 150 feet above the canyon floor and zipping through the trees. This is the ultimate shared experience as small groups are led through a two-hour experience of seven platforms, two skybridges and six zip lines of up to 440 feet in length. Participants must be between 75 and 250 pounds and at least 52 inches tall.

Special Rate of $60 per person when staying as an overnight guest at Mount Hermon!

Discovery Grove

Discovery Grove is the perfect starter course for your group. It consists of 7 different high ropes elements that range from 5 to 20 feet above ground, and ends in a zipline. 

Exclusive use of the course for your group for $300 (20 guests, 1 group) or $400 (30 guests, 2 groups).

Low Element Teambuilding

Team Building programs are designed to transform the way your group approaches challenges, communicates, and works toward common goals. With years of experience, Mount Hermon facilitators will guide your group through activities to bring your group together like never before.

Mount Hermon Adventures will work with you to custom design an experience that will meet your goals. Programs can focus on a variety of themes like effective leadership, creative thinking, appreciative inquiry, and group synergy.

Mount Hermon Adventures will work with you to custom design an experience that will meet your goals. Your Conference Coordinator will help you reserve and determine pricing.

Promotions

  • 10% Off in Value Season 

    If your retreat dates are flexible, consider booking during Value Season.

    See details
  • Redwood Canopy Tours & Sequoia Aerial Adventure are 1/3 off for overnight guests.

    Book an experience your group will never forget.

    Find out more
  • Stay the night & try it out.

    One-night stay for 2 and a complementary tour for conference and event planners.

    Request your night

Reservations

Group Reservations

Contact Ingrid Hinn to close the deal, get more details, tour the facilities, get your event on the calendar, and begin the great adventure.

831.430.1216
guestgroups@mounthermon.org