Our Mission

Providing opportunities for leadership development, spiritual and personal growth, environmental stewardship, lifelong friendships, fun and excitement that help individuals navigate life’s challenges and serve the broader community.


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Our Core Principles

Leadership Development

We believe that each person can positively influence our world. In helping our campers and staff to develop their leadership skills, we use the inspiring example of a young seminarian named Michael: reaching out to others, helping them and using the gifts and talents that God gave him to the best of his ability. Campers and staff alike are challenged to be “Michael-Like” at camp as well as to take this “Michael-like” spirit home with them helping to make our world more loving and life-giving.

Wilderness Stewardship

Through our Nature Program, activities and traditions campers are taught and modeled a deep respect for the outdoors. We ask campers to respect all life and avoid the unnecessary picking of leaves or killing of bugs. On their overnight they learn how to camp with the Leave-No-Trace wilderness ethic and in Central Camp they learn the names of the local trees and plants and to fall in love with their new outdoor home.

Family Groups & Working Together

Typically, seven campers and a counselor form an independent family group for the week. As a group, they plan their daily activities and learn to work in constructive and cooperative ways with others. Group games and activities emphasize supporting one another and teamwork. During Family Camp, the individual family is the primary unit.

Personal Growth & Challenge

In an atmosphere of trust and choice, campers are able to test potentials and limitations, which in turn develops self-esteem and confidence. Each person is challenged toward full, personal growth and an appreciation of individuality and the joy of sharing in community. Whether it be archery, crafts, horseback riding, hiking on mountain trails, nature and outdoor education or swimming in one of the many swimming holes along the river, campers are encouraged as much as possible, within clear safety guidelines, to make decisions and to be responsible for their successes and failures.

Our Location

Campers at Redwood Adventure Camp have the opportunity to explore hundreds of wooded mountain acres along the wild and scenic river corridor of the  Eel river near Leggett in Mendocino County, California.  The stretch of river that Camp is located on was recently dubbed a “Wild and Scenic River Corridor.”  This title provides it special sanctions and protection from the Bureau of Land Management.  Redwood Adventure Camp has special dispensation to use this amazing wilderness area.

In this environment, campers experience an adventurous, challenging and fun-filled week. They learn how to live in, understand and respect the wonders and beauty of creation.

Campers sleep on the ground under the stars, have the opportunity to cook a few meals over a camp stove and enjoy their evenings around a campfire. Our camp facilities are rustic, but do include plenty of hot water for showers, modern bathrooms and an excellent kitchen crew serving great food out of a full size commercial kitchen.  On overnight backpacking trips, our groups follow standard Leave-No-Trace wilderness ethics.

Parents and friends are encouraged to come visit our Camp during Family Camp or Open House Weekends. We are unable to allow visitors at other times.