Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Fri, September 27 – Sat, September 28, 2024

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 27 – Saturday, September 28, 2024

A special fundraising event sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to benefit the American Cancer Society.


  • Camping Under the Stars on the Boardwalk
  • Movie on the Beach
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Free Play in the Casino Arcade
  • Sand Sculpture Competition
  • Rides Wristband for Saturday
  • Discounted Parking
  • $5 of each registration is donated to the American Cancer Society

2024 Registration Coming Soon.

$89.95 per person

Register Now

Deadline to register is September 22, 2023, or until full.

Online Registration is Closed

Authorization Form

ALL registered participants must submit an authorization form before September 27, 2023!

Event Itinerary & Guide

Fall Campout shirt
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Event T-shirt available with registration for an additional charge. Deadline to order is September 15, 2023.

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.

American Cancer Society, Gold Together for Childhood Cancer God

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.

You may bring an RV to camp overnight. Parking for an RV will be $25 and must park in the Main Parking lot. You will need to process payment on Friday at the check-in ticket booth. An employee will give you a confirmation paper that must be displayed on your dashboard overnight. Security will be notified of your RV. Failure to process payment on Friday will result in full $50 RV parking fee on Saturday. RV will have to be moved Saturday morning to the River Lot.

The event is open to all ages. All participants must register. Children ages 2 and under can enter the event area for free with a paid chaperone, however, to participate in event rides, food, and arcades they must be registered.

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 8 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 Rides Wristband voucher for a friend. There are no discounts on overnight registration.

Food locations accept cashless payment only, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. My Boardwalk Cards are accepted at all food locations.

Sorry, no refunds, all sales are final.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

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