Camp Pendola is nestled in the Tahoe National Forest two hours northeast of Sacramento. The facility consists of 40 acres of trees and 24 buildings to serve the guests who visit. We offer mini and full week traditional camp sessions for campers entering grades 1-12 in addition to special programs for middle school and high school youth.
We offer twelve rustic cabins up on the hill for a place for campers to store their belongings and rest their heads. Cabins sleep eight plus one or two counselors.
Our Lady of the Sierra Chapel sits prominently in the middle of the camp. The Chapel serves campers as a worship space and meeting room with wall to wall carpet, and a fireplace.
Campers will come to see that Pendola is not a camp without its campfire. We gather twice a week to share laughs and stargaze. Our large fire ring is a prominent place in camp.
Unless on camp-outs, everyone in camp eats meals together in the our large dining hall, prepared in our commercial-style kitchen.
For leisure activities, Pendola accommodates an archery range, swimming pond, nature walk, crafts center, and plenty of room for every sport. We are also proud to announce the construction of two brand new buildings: the dining room and the St. Francis of Assisi Activity Center. The multipurpose center includes a game room and small group rooms.
Programs for High School Youth
High school youth are often looking for something more from a summer camp experience. We have four different programs designed for youth entering their Freshman year of high school all the way through their Senior year. Not all programs are for all youth. Check them out and select the one for YOU!!
Leaders-Training (LIT's): Entering grades 9 & 10 in the Fall
Co-Ed Back Packing Trip: Entering grades 9-12 in the Fall
Camp Pendola High School Volunteer Corps: Entering grades 10-12 in the Fall
Counselor-In-Training (CIT): Entering grades 11 & 12 in the Fall.