Shasta Family Camp is a United Methodist Church camp that has met up at Shasta every summer for decades. From hikes around the flower-filled fields to walks by the creek, this is the perfect spot to bond with friends and family and to be drawn closer to the flow of the Holy Spirit.
Campers from all ages come from all across California beyond. We come from different environments with varying perspectives, and we don’t usually agree on every issue. However, Shasta Family Camp is committed to building community across differences, and we take pride in learning from each other’s experiences and spiritual journeys. The things that separate us are tiny when compared to God’s eternal Grace.
The camp staff is the campers. Nobody is paid, and everybody is expected to help. This helps keep our prices low. Additionally, we are blessed by administrative support and advice from the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Church is an international Christian organization, working to become a true extension of God’s work in the world. The mission of the UMC, which is both focused and open to the flow of the Spirit, is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” At a time like this, we are certainly called to bring transformative healing into this Creation. John Wesley, the “founder” of Methodism, believed that redemption and rebirth are a process, and that the church is called to be a part of God’s work.
The campground, Shasta Camp, is a campground and retreat space about 2 miles from Castle Lake and 8 miles from the city of Mt. Shasta. Taking our lead from the camp caretakers, we strive to be in right relationship with the natural environment. In scripture, this is our call to be good stewards of all Creation. You can learn more about the campsite at www.shastacamp.org.