Warner Lodge to open

April 11, 2007

For the first time in 15 years, Cal-Nevada has a new camp and retreat experience awaiting you! Warner Lodge Retreat Center is at Monte Toyon Conference Camp, located south of Santa Cruz in the hills immediately north of Aptos.


For many years, Warner Lodge has been used for staff housing. In recent months Conference camping leadership has been working to make this space available for individual, family, and local church retreats.


Warner Lodge is a lovely three-story structure, tucked back into the redwoods, yet it gets plenty of sun. For day groups, the space will comfortably house 24. There is sleeping space for 20: some beds, some pull-out couches, and the floor. Surrounded by decks and gardens Warner Lodge is the perfect setting for a group that wants to cook, eat, play, plan, pray, and dream together. The kitchen is fully stocked, although groups may choose to bring their own paper goods for convenience.


Beginning May 1 and for the remainder of 2007, we are encouraging individuals and groups to come to Warner Lodge for half the price. In return, we are asking for input and feedback on what can be done to make Warner Lodge Retreat Center more user-friendly. The prices for 2007 are $7.50 per night per person for the basic stay (no linens); $10 a night per person for the deluxe package (fluffy towels and linens, including pillow) or a day use rate of $35 for a group.


At no additional cost – but reservations are necessary – the High and Low Ropes Courses are available, complete with certified and trained staff. Ropes courses offer a unique and fun opportunity for team building and community development. The staff at Monte Toyon is delighted to offer this possibility to groups of all sizes; however, you must negotiate your experience with Site Manager Mickey Petrov.


To make a reservation for Warner Lodge Retreat Center please call Joni at 1-800-678-5102, after May 1.


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Cindy Eucalyptus at 707-987-3379.