Deep in the Angeles
Forest, under majestic trees, is
in 1893, it is the only camp from the Great Hiking Era still in operation in
southern California's San
Gabriel Mountains. Surrounded
by the largest virgin stand of Big Cone Spruce trees in the
Sturtevant's canyon setting provides a unique opportunity to experience wilderness,
an historic location, and contra dance!
The four-mile hike leads you up the lush, cool
We will meet at the trailhead no later than 2:00 PM on Friday to hike in together. We plan on returning to the trailhead by 5:00PM Monday.
Heated bunk bed cabins, with separate Men's and Women's restrooms & hot showers nearby. An optional tent area is available.
There will be nine nutritious, filling meals, prepared in modern kitchen facilities, provided as part of the weekend. A variety of refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
The pack train of donkeys will be hauling our food, fuel, equipment and supplies. They will haul 10 pounds of camper's personal items round trip. Items must be delivered at a drop off point (3 or 4 throughout the L.A. area) by Wednesday night. Out of town campers can send boxes of items to Dan for inclusion in the pack train.
You can send in application any time, however, a lottery will be held
on April 15th if there are more applications received than spaces available.
Consideration will be given to gender balance.
Acceptance notices will be sent after the April 15th.
Registration is not transferable.
Registration fee is $295.
A $50 deposit is required with your application.
Balances must be paid in full by May 10th
and send it in along with your check to the California Dance Cooperative.
A full refund will be given to cancellation requests received before May 10th.
A limited number of partial work scholarships are available. Please contact Dan for more information.
For more information and history about Big Santa Anita Canyon including the pack station and Camp Sturtevant the canyon association web page is: