Day Camps at Quail Hollow Ranch

Science Sleuths                          Zombie Survival Camp              

Due to the uncertainty of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently collecting payments for future programs. As registrations open for programs, we will be contacting customers and processing registrations from the waiting list for each activity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up for the waitlist for an activity if you are interested in registering for it if/when it becomes available.

Science Sleuths Summer Day Camp 

The best scientists are the ones who are curious about their world. Come to Quail Hollow for hands-on, fun-filled science experiments and engaging wildlife studies. Explore, discover, and learn about chemistry, physics, geology, biology, botany, and ecology through experiments, microscope viewing, predator-prey games, nature art and more! Appreciation of the natural world is emphasized while unlocking the scientific secrets that are found in Quail Hollow Ranch’s natural world. For more information, call the park at 831-335-9348 Wedneday-Sunday, 9AM-4PM. 

Quail Hollow Ranch - Ages 6-12
M-F 7/27-8/7 9AM-3PM $400/$440 #8588


Zombie Survival Camp

Learn how to protect yourself and your fellow villagers from zombies with essential stealth and survival skills, including building a shelter, making and using a paracord bracelet, smoke/fire making with bowdrills, foraging for wild edibles, purifying drinking water, packing a bug-out bag, developing emergency plans, using a map and compass, and wrapping a wound.  There will also be plenty of team building activities - as humans must be able to work together to survive the walking dead - including warp speed, keypunch, human knot, toxic river crossing, and on the final day, a Zombie Survival Obstacle Course! All campers will have the chance to play survivors and zombies in different scenarios, and create some killer zombie make-up and costumes.   For parents: Why a zombie camp? Because it will be fun!  And campers will learn some valuable skills that will come in handy in a variety of challenging situations, such as leadership, emergency preparedness, and using resources effectively.  For more information, call the park at 831-335-9348 Wedneday-Sunday, 9AM-4PM. 

Quail Hollow Ranch - Ages 8-11
M-F 6/8-12 9AM-3PM $250/$275 #8583


Quail Hollow Ranch - Ages 11-15
M-F 6/15-19 9AM-3PM $250/$275 #8584





Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)