- Entrance Gate
- "Summershine" Recreation Staff
- After hours Security phone
- Campfire Theatre with Stage
- Clubhouse/Meeting Room available
- Game Room
- Hot Tub (open all year)
- KOA Big Bouncer
- KOA Express Fun Train
- Outdoor Movie Cinema
- Pet Playground
- Spectacular Large Playground
- Themed Weekends
- "Beach Zone" themed area sites
- Fifty Camping Cabins
- Five Airstream Trailers Rentals
The activities listed below are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
A variety of recreational activities are open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Activities are subject to change.
When the sun goes down, campfire time begins. Campfire time promises all the classics: toasting marshmallows, eating during sing-a-longs. Also, join us for interactive live entertainment at the Campfire Theatre. From talent shows to slapstick to game show re-creations, this weekly event relies on camper participation.
At our pancake breakfasts, we serve up a scrumptious stack of pancakes hot off the griddle. We round out the meal with sausage links, coffee and orange juice. Sunday morning 8 AM - 10 AM, $5.00/person.
The outdoor cinema is like a drive-in movie without the car. You can enjoy a family-oriented film under the stars. Grab your blanket and some change for the concession stand for freshly-popped popcorn, tasty treats and drinks. Be prepared to get comfortable and enjoy the show!
Bring a piece of your trip home with you: make a tie-dyed t-shirt during craft hour. Your tie-dyed t-shirt will be a wearable memento from your vacation. With a demonstration and all supplies provided, this retro activity satisfies campers of all ages. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to tie-dye!
Campground EventsListing Calendar
Memorial Day Weekend – Beginning of Summer Fun May 24-27
Spend the official start of the camping season with us. We’ll host a weekend filled with games and activities from tie-dye to movies on our giant outdoor screen.
"Good Times With Dad" Father's Day Weekend June 14-16, 2013
A weekend to celebrate Dads!
"Sports Weekend " June 21-23
Wear your favorite "Team" colors and decorate your site. Challenge yourself with fun and games this weekend for the whole family.
"Fourth of July Celebration"
Show your Patriotism! Come join us for our Independence Day Celebration! Some of our activities include Tie-Dye, Red-White & Blue Parade, S'mores and more!
"Aloha" Weekend August 9-11
Themed weekend based on Hawaii. Come and try out your sand castle building skills and join us for other themed activities throughout the weekend. Be sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt!
Meet Your Hosts
"Welcome to the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA."Pat Kelsey (better known as PK) has worked on and off for KOA these past 4 years. PK and his wife Patt have recently sold their Jellystone Park resort in Northern Michigan after 25 years of operation.
“We raised all 3 kids in the camp/resort environment” and I can’t imagine a better lifestyle for building character, social skills, and work ethics.
Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA is a lot like our past resort with heavy emphasis on family recreation, planned activities, Deluxe Cabins/Lodges, Cabins, camp store and much, much more.
We look forward to many years of spoiling “you” our guest with not only an enthusiastic, capable staff, but with gorgeous landscaped sites, well maintained facilities and uncompromising service.