Rental FAQs · Camp Loma Mar
We know that you have many questions about the accommodations and services offered at Camp Loma Mar and we try to answer many of them here. However, feel free to contact us directly if you need any additional information...
- When is Camp Loma Mar available for rental?
- Are there any restrictions on how many people we can bring to camp?
- Will there be another group at camp while we are there?
- How do I secure a rental date for my event/retreat?
- What time should my group arrive/ depart?
- What are the camp cabins like?
- Do you provide linens for the cabins?
- What activities are available at Camp Loma Mar?
- Can we make our own food? What is the food like?
- Can you accommodate food allergies/ dietary restrictions?
- How do meals at Camp Loma work?
- Is there internet at camp?
- Will my cell phone work at camp?
- What are Camp Loma Mar's policies about alcohol & smoking on site?
- What type of AV equipment is available for our group?
- My dog loves camp! Can I bring him along?
- Is there a certain time by which we should be quiet?
- Where can I park?
When is Camp Loma Mar available for rental?
We are available for weekend rentals January- mid June & September- December. Weekday rentals are dependent upon availability around our partner’s Outdoor Environmental Education program that runs mid September- mid June. (back to top)
Are there any restrictions on how many people we can bring to camp?
Camp Loma Mar has a 244 bed capacity, so that is the highest number of overnight guests we can have at camp. Camp minimums change a bit seasonally. November- March we require 50 people to reserve camp and a 1-night minimum; April- September, we require a minimum of 50 people and a 2-night minimum.(back to top)
Will there be another group at camp while we are there?
In order to secure exclusive use of Camp Loma Mar, we require 175 participants. If multiple smaller groups want to book the same weekend we will work with the group leaders to plan use of shared spaces according to the group’s needs. (back to top)
How do I secure a rental date for my event/retreat?
Contact Camp Loma Mar to inquire about available dates. We will issue a contract with the agreed upon date and put you on the calendar! We require a signed contract, standard terms form signature, and 25% deposit 2-weeks after issuing the contract to hold all dates for groups. (back to top)
What time should my group arrive/ depart?
Our groups are welcome to arrive at 4:00pm on Friday evening. Planned departure time is 1-hour after your last meal. If more time is needed, you may be able to arrange it ahead of time, please just ask!
What are the camp cabins like?
Camp Loma Mar has two villages. The Flagpole Village closest to the Dining Hall has 12 cabins that house 8-12 people depending on the cabin. Total capacity is 124. The East Village on the far side of camp has 10 cabins that house 12 people each. Total capacity is 120. All cabins have heat to accommodate cooler conditions in the Redwoods throughout the year. Each village has a central bathroom facility that is complete with showers, toilets & sinks for your convenience. Cabin 3 in Flagpole Village is the only cabin that has a bathroom inside. (back to top)
Do you provide linens for the cabins?
The groups need to bring all of their own sleeping bags, pillows, towel, and toiletries. (back to top)
What activities are available at Camp Loma Mar?
Camp Loma Mar has a basketball court, Gaga Ball Pit, open field, and a large meadow that you can use for your recreation activities at no cost. For an additional fee, our Pool is available May 1- September 30. We also have archery, climbing wall, and zip line on site that is available for an additional fee during the entire year (weather permitting). (back to top)
Can we make our own food?
Sorry, no you cannot make your own food due to various Health Code restrictions. Our kitchen staff will work with you to provide top notch meals during your retreat to help keep everyone satisfied! (back to top)
What is the food like?
Our food is delicious… and we aren’t just saying that! Our guests have raved about the quality of food that we serve for many years. Our kitchen staff prides itself on making quality healthy food from scratch. Prior to your retreat, your group will have the option of choosing what food you would like based on our sample menu. (back to top)
Can you accommodate food allergies/ dietary restrictions?
Absolutely! Please let us know ahead of time about any food allergies or dietary restrictions that the members of you group have. We often work with folks with allergies and our kitchen staff is trained in cross-contamination and are vigilant at checking labels for potential allergens. (back to top)
How do meals at Camp Loma Mar work?
Typically we serve our meals family or buffet style.
- Family style- The kitchen prepares the food into large serving bowls with the appropriate portions for 8-10 people per table. The group should assign 1-2 people per table to retrieve the serving trays and bowls at the start of meal time. And when the tables are ready, seconds are also available!
- Buffet style- The kitchen prepares the food into buffet style chafing dishes and sets them up on a buffet line in the dining hall. Groups are welcome to come up to the buffet line to retrieve their meal.
At the end of the meal, the group should clear the tables to the dish window/table & wipe off the dining tables. (back to top)
Is there internet at camp?
There is wireless internet available in the Dining Hall and outside the camp main office. Each hotspot is password protected and available upon request. You are welcome to bring a laptop/wireless device to connect if needed. (back to top)
Will my cell phone work at camp?
There is no cell coverage within the camp boundaries. An emergency phone is available to group leaders if needed. (back to top)
What are Camp Loma Mar's policies about alcohol & smoking on site?
Sorry, no you cannot bring any alcohol to Camp Loma Mar as we are a dry facility. (back to top)
What type of AV equipment is available for our group?
In the Dining Hall there is a screen only. Groups will need to provide their own AV equipment. (back to top)
My dog loves camp! Can I bring him along?
Camp Loma Mar loves all animals, but unfortunately, no pets are allowed. (back to top)
Is there a certain time by which we should be quiet?
Indeed there is, thanks for asking! We ask that all of our groups respect our neighbors by keeping things quiet between 10:00pm- 7:00am. (back to top)
Where can I park?
Parking is restricted to the upper parking lot only. Depending on the size of the group, other areas may be opened at the discretion of the camp director. Off-roading to get to cabins or buildings for unloading and parking in areas not approved by the camp director is strictly prohibited.(back to top)