Koinonia Conference Grounds

The secluded mountains above Watsonville make a perfect setting for taking some time for group building and reflection.

Koinonia Conference Grounds
Koinonia Conference Grounds is located at 1000 ft. in the Southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains–amongst a lush redwood forest community.

This site is the perfect outdoor classroom-Redwood, Tan Oak, Madrone and Douglas Fir are the dominant tree species.  Each of the comfortable rooms is heated, carpeted and has its own private bathroom. The cabins can sleep from 8 to 12 per room and some rooms provide handicapped access.

Site Overview

Speakers Cabins offer one double and one single bed (linens and towels provided) and nice decor to provide your Speaker or Director with a relaxing, private room. Carpeted dining rooms are beautifully decorated in warm colors and can accommodate one large group or several smaller groups. Koinonia’s excellent meals have been giving camp food a good name for over 30 years.

Koinonia has two beautiful outdoor facilities for conferences. Both are nestled in the towering redwoods. The beautiful and spacious Redwood Amphitheater seats up to 300 with a large stage, campfire pit and full sound system. The Creekside Campfire area offers a rustic environment amongst the tall redwoods for an unforgettable campfire experience. The site has an extensive Challenge Course with a wide range of high and low elements.

Areas of Study
  • Study of human impact on old-growth and second-growth redwoods
  • Challenge/ropes course, initiatives, group activities
  • Coastal range natural history, group and individual challenges
  • Comparative study of forest and marine environments
  • Introduction to environmental science concepts
  • Use of playing fields and pool (depending on season)
Near by sites & activities
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Kayaking at Elkhorn Slough
  • Point Lobos
  • Año Nuevo State Park – home of the Elephant Seals