Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24, 2022

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 23 – Saturday, September 24, 2022

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
  • 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

2022 Registration Coming Soon.

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.

Gold Together for Childhood Cancer - American Cancer Society

Fall Campout Questions & Answers

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.

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

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.

Everyone registered for the event must submit an authorization form in order to enter the event. Adults (18 and over) must fill out a form for themselves and minors must have their form filled out and submitted by their legal guardian.

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.

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.

All participants and chaperones must register.

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

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.

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!

 In order to keep the event safe and secure, no one is allowed in exclusive event areas without registering.

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.

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

Sorry, all sales are final.

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