Although each group that comes to Shasta Camp has different expectations for their time together, the location provides opportunities for many different programs.
The camp can be used as a base for road trips to Castle Crags State Park, Mt. Shasta ski area, a visit to the head waters of the Sacramento River and park in Mt. Shasta, Fall River Mills, and historic McCloud —or a base for hikers seeking to backpack into the Scott or Trinity Mountains.
• canoeing, fishing, swimming, and water biology—three lakes and many creeks available
• study and identification of local flora and fauna
• environmental studies
• hiking and rock climbing
• many trails in camp and up the mountain
• volleyball, baseball, ping pong, basketball and baseball —bring your balls and mitts, all else is at camp!
• spiritual direction and meditation
• silence, beauty and wonder throughout the camp
• craft projects, music groups, campfire programs —bring your materials —tables and chairs are availble
• special uses by schools, universities, youth and other organizations
Shasta Camp is located at 4,800 feet thus providing for a lovely winter wonderland for playing in the snow and building snowmen. With the many trails surrounding the Castle Lake area, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing becomes a beautiful and enchanting experience.
The Mt. Shasta Ski Park is also located nearby. During the winter months, Castle Lake often freezes over allowing for ice skating and ice fishing.
• snowboarding, cross country skiing, “tobogganing”, or just playing in the snow
• relaxinsg around a fire in the lodge
• reading, board games and a chance to practice music
• a trip to Mt. Shasta Ski Resort for mountain skiing