Camp Lodestar

A camp and retreat center in Wilseyville, Calaveras County, California for nonprofit groups of 12-167, located at an elevation of 3000 feet in the sierra foothills

Camp Lodestar occupies 425 acres of meadow and woodlands. It is rich in varied ecological environments and steeped in the history of the mother lode country.

Camp Lodestar is ideal for outdoor education. On-site Indian grinding rocks inspire a hands-on experience of Native American daily life. Camp Lodestar offers diverse plant and animal life to study and appreciate along trails through the meadow, along a river and pond, and through forests.

  • International House - Retreat center with semi-private rooms for 20 persons.
  • Toad Hall - Lodge with eight bedrooms for 32 persons.
  • Dormitories - Two dormitories house 20 persons each.
  • Summer Cabins - Eight cabins with shuttered windows & screen doors, sleep 8 people each.
  • Leaders Cabin - Available to group leaders, a two bedroom house with living room and kitchen (also used as a Nurse’s cabin).
  • Meal Service - homemade meals served buffet-style, available for all groups, served in the dining hall by our friendly staff (outdoor barbecues available).
  • Own Cooking Option - fully equipped kitchen in International House (for groups of up to 22 people).
Program space 
  • Dining Hall - Dining and meeting space for large groups, spacious outdoor decks.
  • International House - Meeting space for groups of up to 20.
  • Toad Hall - Small meeting space for groups of 20 or fewer.
  • Apricot Hall - Indoor arts & crafts center, adjacent outdoor art platform.
  • Amphitheater - Bench seating and lighted stage (for groups of up to 167).
  • Campfire Circle - Bench seating for groups of up to 167.
  • Eymann Outdoor Chapel - Bench seating in a wooded grove for groups of up to 167.
  • WI-FI available in Dining Hall and Leader’s Cabin.
  • Large swimming pool and bathhouse.
  • Volleyball and basketball courts, baseball, ping-pong.
  • Large playfield and BBQ by the pool.
  • 425 acres for hiking and exploring (self-guided nature trail with informational booklet available).
  • Nearby fishing, historic gold rush attractions, unique parks.
  • Kirkwood Meadows is 90 minutes away for winter skiing.
  • Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park nearby.
  • Camp Lodestar offers both Low & High Ropes Challenge Courses

To schedule a tour of Camp Lodestar, please call the Site Director at 209-293-4980 or contact them by camplodestar [at] uccr [dot] org (email. )

Please use our tried & true printable directions listed below in the Site Documents. GPS does not always direct you correctly to Lodestar. 


6135 Blue Mountain Road
Wilseyville, CA 95257
Phone: 209-293-4980
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