Hidden Villa will be closed to the public from June 3 through August 3 for the safety of our camp community.

Overnight: Bay to Sea Backpacking


Explore the wilderness of the Santa Cruz Mountains on our Bay to Sea backpacking trip. Campers will hike from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Pacific Ocean! This trip is an excellent introduction to backpacking, averaging 5 miles per day. Those with or without backpacking experience are welcome. Campers will learn basic wilderness skills, such as reading a map and camping with minimal impact on the land. They will also build lasting and caring relationships with friends and the environment.

A packing and gear list will be provided within your welcome packet after registration. If you need assistance coming up with the required gear, please reach out as we can help ensure campers have everything they need for the expedition! 


Teen with backpacking pack points and smiles at camera while other teens with packs walk behind

Who Is This For?

Youth entering 10th – 12th Grades in the fall.


Bay to Sea is $2,200 for the 2 week long program.

Financial aid is available by request, for all youth and families with financial need.  Applications will be thoughtfully considered on a case by case basis and we will notify you as soon as possible of your scholarship amount.  In line with our camp values of inclusion, equity and accessibility, we strongly encourage children/youth who have experienced marginalization or underrepresentation to apply. 

To apply for financial aid, please complete the “optional financial aid form” located in the UltraCamp portal during the registration process.

Camp Sessions

Bay to Sea Trip 1:  July 1 - 12
Bay to Sea Trip 2:  July 15 - 26 


Registration for Hidden Villa Summer Camp will open on December 4th, 2023 for all families registered for our 2023 season. Registration will be open to the entire community on January 21st, 2024.