Kamama is located in Scotts Valley. Close to Santa Cruz and the world famous beach Boardwalk. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. It’s a vibrant, bustling amusement park renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude.
The Boardwalk has been operating since 1907, and it hasn’t missed a beat! They believe in affordable family fun - that’s why admission is free, summer entertainment is included, and ride tickets are affordable. It’s a mere minutes from Kamama, Scotts Valley.
Santa Cruz is the largest city of Santa Cruz County, California. As of 2013 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Santa Cruz's population just below 63,000. Scotts Valley is located at the base of Hiway 17, the gateway from Silicon Valley to the beautiful Santa Cruz coast. Scotts Valley is a small city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States,
about thirty miles south of downtown San Jose and six miles north of Monterey Bay, in the upland slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s the perfect place for Kamama.
Scotts Valley isn’t just the home of Kamama. It has a long, rich history. Approximately ten thousand years ago there was a lake in the lowest elevation of the city where Paleo Indians lived near its shores.
The lake receded and around 2000 BC, Ohlone people occupied areas along the remaining creeks, springs, and terraces.
Areas along watercourses are considered likely locations for prehistoric cultural resources. Several watercourses, including portions of Carbonera Creek, Bean Creek, are within the city. Permanent villages were usually placed on elevations above seasonal flood levels.
Kamama resides on the site of Scotts Valley’s famous Santa's Village, a Christmas-themed amusement park that opened in 1957 on 25-acres, which was formerly a farm. Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with elves and gnomes who operated the rides and sold tickets, resided in Santa’s Village.
The vast property included a petting zoo, a bobsled ride, a whirling Christmas tree ride, and a train ride, as well as a Fairy Tale Land. The park was sold to Santa’s Village Corporation (SVC) in 1966 but continued operation under lease.
In 1977, SVC went bankrupt. Although the owner wanted to open a Knott's Berry Farm-type complex, it closed completely in 1979 after the city denied permits.
Scotts Valley's most famous resident was film director Alfred Hitchcock, who lived in a mountaintop estate established in 1881 by California pioneer Pierre Cornwall.
Hitchcock took excellent care of the property and lived there,
above the Vine Hill area, from 1940 to 1972.
Today this premium grape growing property is owned by a winery that produces a limited amount of handcrafted, estate grown Pinot Noir. Kamama is proud to live among the creative set of film and wine makers.
Although located outside what most consider “Silicon Valley,” Scotts Valley has been the birthplace of technology notables.
Kamama joins many other high technology businesses that started in Scotts Valley, including E-mu Systems, Seagate Technology, Sessions, a company that makes clothing for snow, skate and surf-boarding, as well as Borland Software Corp.
Even Netflix's first headquarters were established in Scotts Valley by Reed Hastings in 1997. The headquarters were later moved to nearby Los Gatos."