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We welcome all groups, families and individuals to experience this unique camp.


Summer and winter accommodations.

"New building at Shasta Camp!"

THE PAVILION at Shasta Camp, a large multi-purpose building can accommodate about 100 people and is available during the summer.  Through committee donations, grants, individual pledges, sponsorships and insurance money, the vision became a reality and The Pavilion was completed at the end of 2011. The large banks of windows provide natural light and a sense of being outdoors.
The building has a large fully equipped kitchen and handicap accessible bathrooms with showers.   The large gathering space can be configured for dining, meetings, seminars, worship, weddings, receptions, celebrations, memorials, camp programs and special gatherings.  Tables and chairs, dishes, silverware and cooking pots and utensils are included in the use of the Paviliion.  The lower level provides a recreation area for camper use. 
Donations are still being accepted to help pay the $85,000 needed to bring about financial completion of the project.  Be part of the rich history and legacy of Shasta Camp by supporting this new and unique building project.

Pledges/gift can be sent to: Bill Youngs, Treasurer, 3376 Heritage Drive, Redding, CA 96002 (Use Form)

Pavilion back
Back of The Pavilion

Main Room
Main room wood stove

Fully equipped kitchen

Bathroom sinks

Showers, one handicap accessible

Recreation area in basement



In the mid-1940's, the Methodist churches of northern California received a permit from the United States Forest Service (USFS) to use and further develop a camp site on Scott Creek, about two miles from Castle Lake and about eight miles west of the city of Mt. Shasta. Youth groups slept under the stars, spread over a large area just above the flat where the "kitchen" was set up. The "kitchen" was a 20 foot trailer and wooden trestle tables were set up to accommodate the sixty or so campers and staff who attended. Conditions were primitive, but that didn't seem to faze the groups--they enjoyed hiking, swimming, learning, singing and worshipping!

Over the years, with permission from the USFS numerous improvements were made to the property: a bathhouse was built with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets as well as a restroom building higher up. These two facilities were named Babylon and Upper Babylon--no one seems to know how they were named but some have speculated that their names came from this old ditty: "How many miles to Babylon? Four score and ten. Can I get there by candle light? Yes, and back again." Water for drinking and bathing is supplied by a natural spring and is purified by another improvement to the property, a chlorination system housed in a hut above Upper Babylon.

The Care-a-Vaners (a group of retired United Methodist volunteers on wheels) began coming to camp in 1993 and have faithfully come in early summer and early fall each year to open and close the camp and to perform a myriad of maintenance and construction projects. The camp is run completely by volunteers and is supported by volunteer labor, individual and church donations as well as the collection of fees from the various camps.

The camp has suffered three buildings destroyed by fire and two buildings destroyed by the weight of winter snow. However, the members of the UM Shasta Camp Committee and many volunteers over the years have not been deterred, buildings have been replaced, improvements continue to be made and campers continue to come, most in the summer, but some hardy souls in the winter also. Today the camp includes: 29 campsites, 20 self contained RV sites, Buckner Lodge which sleeps about 30 and has two bathrooms, a wood burning stove and a fully equipped kitchen, the Dome platform an outdoor space used for worship and other programs, two bathhouses, a converted art studio, and The Pavilion that can accommodate about 100 people for dining, programs, etc. and which boasts a fully equipped kitchen, two handicap accessible bathrooms with showers and a wood burning stove.

For over 65 years Shasta Camp has been a source of inspiration to all who camp, visit or volunteer. With the natural beauty and grandeur of Mt. Shasta as an awe-inspiring backdrop, the abundance of flora and fauna and an unparalleled serenity, no one can forget the unique experience of being at Shasta Camp.

Find out more

David or Cedar Moss
P.O. Box 567
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 966-1862 or
(530) 828-2221
email: davidmoss43@gmail.com