Howdy Partners!

HOW Do I play?

Lasso your Passbook Guide To Adventure from the General Store or Depot and have fun riding trains, panning for gold, and enjoying all the Kids Club activities.

You’ll get a stamp for every activity, and every stamp gets you closer to a freight–car full of prizes.


What Can I win?

Every stamp gets you closer to a freight-car full of prizes.Sheriff’s Badges. Engineer’s Caps. Train Whistles. And the grand prize — a free Kid’s Fare ticket.

3 Stamps = A Sheriff’s Badge    6 Stamps = An Engineer’s Cap and Train Whistle    10 Stamps = A Kid’s Fare Ticket

Pick up your loot at the General Store or Depot.


What are the rules?

You have to be 12 years old or younger and taller than knee high to a grasshopper to participate.

If you ain’t a grownup yourself you’ll need a grownup’s okay and they have to ride herd on you while you’re here.

Mosey along and give your beach and redwood train tickets to the conductor the same day you ride and they’ll fetch you your stamp lickety–split.

Each activity is good for one stamp that day. Lasso your prizes at the general store or depot.

We’ll initial your passbook and date it to show you got your loot. You can keep your passbook as a souvenir of all the fun you had.

Ya’ll come back now. The Kids Club free train ticket is only good for a future visit.

Passbook valid one year from the date stamped so giddy’up.



Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest.

In the 1880s, narrow-gauge steam locomotives were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Roaring Camp’s steam engines date from 1890 and are among the oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines providing regularly scheduled passenger service in America.


Departing from the Santa Cruz Mountains, travel through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, down the scenic San Lorenzo River Gorge, across a 1909 steel truss bridge and through an 1875 tunnel before arriving at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Once you’ve taken a trip from sea to trees, have the conductor stamp your passbook.


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Stop by the Printing Press to get the latest scoop. While you’re there, have the pressman stamp your Kids Club passbook.


Handcars were a very important tool for the construction and maintenance of the railway. Discover how a handcar works, by taking it for a ride with the handcar operator.


Dredge for gold at the Gold Panning station. Once you Strike it rich, ask the forty-niner to stamp your Kids Club passbook. Every stamp gets you closer to the loot!


In colonial times, candles were the only source of light in homes. Make candles like the early settlers, by dipping a wick of cotton repeatedly and allowing it to harden between dips.


The Marshal can be found trotting around Roaring Camp grounds on his horse or singing a tune with the deputy at the jailhouse. Locate the Marshal to have your passbook stamped.


Color, create and take home crafts inspired by the nature surrounding Roaring Camp. When you’re done crafting a colorful banana slug or other native animals, have the artist stamp your passbook.


The Blacksmith works by heating pieces of wrought iron until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping. Check out what is being fabricated by the Blacksmith.


Decorate your face at the Face Painting station. Ask the artist to stamp your Kids Club passbook so you can be that much closer to fun prizes!

*We know you’re wanting to collect all of your passbook stamps lickety-split but not all Kids Club activities may be available every day. The Gold Panning and Kids Craft stations are usually ready and waiting for ya.  All activities are subject to change without notice.