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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.

Bay to Sea campers will enjoy sleeping under the stars in the fresh air.

  • Campers will enjoy sleeping with the fresh breeze of Hidden Villa night air.
  • Each overnight camp will be spread out throughout the farm and will have its own private sleeping area.
  • All pods are completely gender-inclusive! We welcome people of all genders to any pod.
  • All campers will be provided a camp mattress that is cleaned and disinfected before and after each session.


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 $2,100 for the 2 week long program.

Financial aid is available on a limited basis, 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 their UltraCamp portal during the registration process.

Camp Sessions

Session 1:  June 19 - 30
Session 2:  July 3 - 14
Session 3:  July 17 - 28


Registration for Hidden Villa Summer Camp will open on January 29, 2023 for all families registered for our 2022 season. Registration will be open to the entire community on February 1, 2023.