Boardwalk Overnights

Boardwalk Overnights 

Experience an unforgettable night of fun, wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy your favorite Boardwalk rides!

A memorable overnight event at the Boardwalk, perfect for family, friends, youth and school groups.

Boardwalk Fall Campout

Benefiting the American Cancer Society

Friday, September 24 - Saturday, September 25, 2021

A special fundraising event sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to benefit the American Cancer Society's Gold Together for Childhood Cancer.


  • Camping Under the Stars on the Boardwalk
  • Movie on the Beach
  • Evening Program
  • Friday Night Carousel Ride Exclusive
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Free Play in the Casino Arcade
  • Sand Castle Contest
  • All-Day Rides Wristband for Saturday
  • Validated Parking
  • $5 of each registration is donated to the American Cancer Society's Gold Together for Childhood Cancer

Registration: $84.95 per person.

Deadline September 23, 2021, or until full.

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Authorization Form

Planning Guide

Donate to the American Cancer Society's Gold Together for Childhood Cancer. All funds raised will support childhood cancer research, support services, and awareness as well as cancer prevention efforts targeting children.

Fall Campout Questions & Answers

Fall Campout - FAQs

Can we camp on the beach?

Camping is not permitted on the beach. Campers may set up along permitted exclusive areas along Boardwalk walkway beside the rides and certain areas do have ocean views.

What is the age requirement for registering?

This event is open to all ages. All participants must register and children ages 2 and under are free. Please contact [email protected] to add participants (2 and younger) to an existing registered adult participant.

Can I make an additional donation to the American Cancer Society?

Absolutely! You can make donations when checking into the event or with an American Cancer Society representative on-site. Each registration includes a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society.

Is a T-shirt included with the registration?

T-shirts are not included in registration. You may purchase event T-shirts online for $15 up to two weeks prior to event. Limited T-shirts may be available for purchase at the event while supplies last. 

What meals are provided?

A dinner buffet will be provided Friday evening during specified dinner times and a breakfast buffet will be provided Saturday morning during specified breakfast times. Please refer to planning guide for meal times. The Boardwalk is unable to provide meals outside of meal service times.

Who needs to register?

All participants and chaperones must register.

What is the cost for chaperones?

The cost is the same for chaperones and minors. Everyone in attendance must register. 

Do all minors need a chaperone?

All participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. One adult chaperone over the age of 18 years is required for every group of 5 minors.

I don't want to ride the rides, do I still need to register?

Everyone in attendance must register for the event. Your event wristband gets you into all the exclusive event meal areas, exclusive overnight areas and arcade areas that is also your rides wristband for Saturday. We would still be happy to have you participate in all the other fun!

Where is the Boardwalk and how do I get there?

Located between San Francisco and Monterey, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is at 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz.

The closest international airport is in San Jose, with bus and shuttle services available to Santa Cruz. Amtrak also provides transportation from its San Jose station.

Both California’s scenic Coast Highway 1 and Highway 17 connect to Santa Cruz.

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Do Season Pass Members receive a discount?

Boardwalk Season Pass Members can show their current Season Pass at check-in to receive a free All-Day Rides Wristband voucher for a friend, valid for up to one year from event date. There are no discounts on overnight registration.

Is the free play in the arcade also available to the public?

The arcade free play is time-play added to the event wristband. The arcade will be open to the public for this event.

Can I get a refund?

Sorry, all sales are final.

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Event Disclaimers

Boardwalk Season Pass Members: Show your current Season Pass at check-in to receive a free wristband voucher for a friend, valid for up to one year from event&bsp;date.

All participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. One adult chaperone, over the age of 18 years, is required for every group of 5 minors. Adults and chaperones must&bsp;register.

Cashless Payments: Most food locations accept cashless payment only, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. My Boardwalk Cards are accepted at Barbary Coast, Surf City Grill and Cruzin' Crepes (paid value only). Boardwalk Bucks are accepted at all food&bsp;locations.

Sorry, no refunds.

Please email [email protected].

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