Frequently Asked Questions


Do you host weddings or family reunions?

Our primary guest groups are churches, schools, and other nonprofit organizations.  We are unable to host weddings, except under special circumstances, usually only from November-March.  We rarely host family reunions, and never during the summer.

Do you accommodate special diet meals?

We are able to provide a vegetarian option with advance notice.  We are not equipped to provide for special diet needs such as vegan, gluten-free, etc., but we do provide a refrigerator, microwave, and toaster for guests to bring some of their own food to prepare.

Is there a place to get snacks, coffee or soda on site?

Coffee, tea and fruit are available from 7am-7pm in the Vernon Dining Hall.  We do not offer soda, candy or other snacks for purchase.  Snacks can be requested for a nominal fee with advance notice or you can bring your own.  The closest store is about a 5 minute drive to Occidental.

What activities are available on grounds?

Our site offers over 100 acres of hiking trails.  We have a large open space, the big green field, for outdoor games such as soccer, kickball, Frisbee, etc.  We have a volleyball court, a basketball court, a cargo net, a playground facility and outdoor pizza oven.  We can offer pool or challenge course options with advance notice and for an additional cost.

Who else will be on grounds?

Unless you rent the facility exclusively, there are often other groups on grounds.  We do our best to accommodate all our groups and allow them the space and privacy they need.

What's the difference between Deluxe Lodging and Cabin accommodations?

Our Deluxe Lodging includes indoor restroom and shower facilities and beds with linens. We have three deluxe lodges are available for 8 to 11 guests per house with a full bath and kitchen.  Many groups use the deluxe houses for their leaders or guest speakers. Our standard cabins have bunk beds - you bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, towels, etc. - bathrooms and showers are centrally located.

Is there cell phone reception?

No, most cell phones will not have service here.  There are pay phones located by the office and dining hall, as well as landlines in a variety of places throughout camp.

Is there internet access?

WiFi is available in all of our meeting rooms, our dining hall, in our three Deluxe Houses (Bridge, Hilltop, Retreat), and near our Main Office.  

Do you provide wood for campfires?

Yes, firewood is on site for your use, just ask.