Sturtevant’s Camp in Big Santa Anita Canyon, Angeles National Forest, is privately owned and operated by the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. However it is open to the public. Cabin capacity is 40 people – camp can be made exclusive with a reservation of 20 or more.
Quarters consist of four identical cabins, each sleeping eight, a Honeymoon Cottage and the Retreat Lodge with its own kitchen and bath – sleeps 2-8. All cabins have electric lights in the evening and propane wall heaters. His & hers bath house has flush toilets and hot showers.
Common facilities include a spacious dining hall and two fireplace rooms, one with a piano and the other the converted log ranger cabin; and an outdoor chapel. The industrial kitchen is at your disposal and offers three refrigerators, two Wolf ovens, one with 6-burner top and one griddle top, and all the plates, cups, silverware, knives and utensils you could possibly need. You supply your own food. Catering services are not currently offered.
Recreation at camp includes volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, tetherball, horseshoes, croquet, zip line, big swing, games, self-guided nature walk and, of course, splashing in the creek.
Sturtevant’s Camp is a four mile hike from the pack station. That’s the same distance as a round trip to the waterfall. Once there, you’ll be amazed that all of this is in the middle of the forest, miles from any road, and that most of it came in, bit by bit, on the backs of donkeys. Please read the Packing Services page if you would like your food and gear carried by donkey – it’s part of the whole experience.
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