Frequently Asked Questions

Discover common questions patients and family members of patients may have before or during treatment at The Camp Recovery Center.

What is the average length of stay at The Camp?

Your length of stay will be dependent on a variety of different factors, including your individual needs, however a typical stay in our residential program is 30 days.

What items are prohibited?

You may not have any of the following items in your possession during your time at The Camp:
• Alcohol, drugs, paraphernalia or medications
• Cameras, cell phones, laptops, iPods, personal TV’s or electronic games
• Pets or cars
• Mouthwash containing alcohol or aerosol cans/sprays
• Hair color, white-out, glue, lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol, nail polish or remover
• Hair clippers or make-up (adolescents)
• Knives, scissors or keys
• Cards, dice or gambling paraphernalia
• Potted plants

Are there visitation hours?

Yes. Visitation is on Sundays from 3PM-5PM for adults, and 12PM-2PM for adolescents. Visitation is not allowed on the first Sunday of care in order to allow clients to integrate into the program. Visitors must be approved by the case manager and are limited to family members only.

Does The Camp have telephones available for use?

Yes. We have three pay phones available for adult patients during posted hours. The staff will assist adolescents with all phone calls.

Can I smoke?

Smoking is not permitted for adolescents, however smoking is permitted for adults only on cabin decks and in the designated smoking area. We encourage participation in our smoking cessation program.

Can I send/receive mail?

Absolutely! Incoming mail will be received by the receptionist Monday through Friday and then distributed to patients. Patients are allowed to send outgoing mail anytime they choose by placing it in the reception area for pick up.

Is there a dress code?

We do have a dress code, and ask that all clients do not wear any clothing representative of gang or drug culture, or clothing that contains inappropriate logos. No tank tops, midriff shorts or short shorts are permitted. Men are expected to wear shirts at all times (except while in the pool area) and wear pants that fit appropriately. One-piece bathing suits are to be worn and cover-ups should be worn when not at the pool area.

Will I have chores?

Chores will be a part of your stay at The Camp, along with other basic tasks including keeping rooms clean and making beds.

Do you offer a family program?

The Camp offers a three-day family program that is held every other weekend. Family members are encouraged to participate in education and group discussion on addiction, family dynamics and more.

Does insurance cover drug treatment?

Since The Camp is a preferred provider for numerous insurance companies, we are able to help you utilize your insurance in ways that can help cover some (if not all) of the costs of treatment.

Experiential Therapies

The Camp Recovery Center offers a variety of outdoor-focused experiential therapies.

Refreshing Location

Nestled on 25 acres in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Camp’s grounds provide a serene location for clients to recalibrate and refresh as they focus on recovery.

Dedication to Success

For nearly 30 years, The Camp has provided cutting-edge rehabilitation. Our clinical team creates individualized treatment plans to give our clients the tools they need for a successful recovery.

There is something special about The Camp. With such an amazing treatment team, it's easy to see why they have such a high success rate.

– Patrick V.
Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Department of Health Care Services

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