Getting To Camp

Driving Directions

There are two routes:

1. Bear Creek Road is faster, but very twisty.

I-880 South to CA 17. Past Los Gatos, Highway 17 begins to climb.

In a few miles and across the Lexington Reservoir, turn right onto Bear Creek Road.

Drive carefully. It ends at a stop sign in Boulder Creek. Turn left.

At the next stop sign and Johnnie’s Supermarket, turn right onto Highway 236, Big Basin Road.

In 1.6 miles, there is a “Slow to 20” left turn sign and flashing yellow lights.

As you cross the bridge on 236, look to the left for a sign saying Camp Krem.

Follow the arrow to the top of the hill.

 

2. Mt. Hermon is slower but safer and more relaxed.

I-880 South to CA 17. Over the Santa Cruz mountains. Drive carefully. The road is good here but be aware that there is often heavy traffic.

Exit Mt. Hermon Road, turn right.

Follow Mt. Hermon Road through Scotts Valley until you reach a T-intersection at Graham Hill Road.

Turn right and then right again at Highway 9. North on Highway 9 six miles to Boulder Creek and stop sign at Johnnie’s Supermarket.

Turn left onto Highway 236, Big Basin Road.

In 1.6 miles, there is a “Slow to 20” left turn sign and flashing yellow lights.

As you cross the bridge on 236, look to the left for a sign saying Camp Krem.

Follow the arrow to the top of the hill.

There are three routes:

1. Fastest: I- 280 (or US101) to Highway 85 (toward Gilroy) to Highway 17 (toward Santa Cruz) to Bear Creek Road.

CA Hiway 17. Past Los Gatos, where Highway 17 begins to climb.
In a few miles and across the Lexington Reservoir, turn right onto Bear Creek Road.
Drive carefully. It ends at a stop sign in Boulder Creek. Turn left.
At the next stop sign and Johnnie’s Supermarket, turn right onto Highway 236, Big Basin Road.
In 1.6 miles, there is a “Slow to 20” left turn sign and flashing yellow lights.
As you cross the bridge on 236, look to the left for a sign saying Camp Krem.
Follow the arrow to the top of the hill.

2. Safest: I- 280 (or US101) to Highway 85 (toward Gilroy) to Highway 17 (toward Santa Cruz) then Over the Santa Cruz mountains to Mt Hermon Road.

Drive carefully. The road is good here but be aware of heavy traffic.
Exit Mt. Hermon Road and turn right at the light.
Follow Mt. Hermon Road through Scotts Valley until you reach a T-intersection at the bottom of Graham Hill Road.
Turn right and then right again at Highway 9.
North on Highway 9 six miles to Boulder Creek and stop sign at Johnnie’s Supermarket.
Turn left onto Highway 236, Big Basin Road.
In 1.6 miles, there is a “Slow to 20” left turn sign and flashing yellow lights.
As you cross the bridge on 236, look to the left for a sign saying Camp Krem.
Follow the arrow to the top of the hill.

3. Slower but beautiful. I-280 to CA84 West to CA35 South to CA9 to Boulder Creek.

I-280 to CA 84 West
Left on CA 35 (Skyline Drive) at the top of the mountains
Right on CA 9 toward Boulder Creek
Left at the stop sign to stay on CA 9
Right at the stop sign at Johnnie’s Supermarket.
Turn left onto Highway 236, Big Basin Road.
In 1.6 miles, there is a “Slow to 20” left turn sign and flashing yellow lights.
As you cross the bridge on 236, look to the left for a sign saying Camp Krem.
Follow the arrow to the top of the hill.

US 1 to CA 17 north.

Off at Mt. Hermon Road. Turn left and follow Mt. Hermon Road through Scotts Valley until you reach a T-intersection at Graham Hill Road.

Turn right and then right again at Highway 9.

North on Highway 9 six miles to Boulder Creek and stop sign at Johnnie’s Supermarket.

Turn left onto Highway 236, Big Basin Road.

In 1.6 miles, there is a “Slow to 20” left turn sign and flashing yellow lights.

As you cross the bridge on 236, look to the left for a sign saying Camp Krem.

Follow the arrow to the top of the hill.

Our drive is narrow and winding so please drive slowly (10mph) and beep your horn at the blind corners to let people know you’re coming. Remember that vehicles going uphill have the right of way.

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