Camp and Retreat Center Offers Special Fall & Winter Rates in Sierra Nevada Foothills

From October through February, California camp & retreat center, Community of the Great Commission, encourages people to get outside and enjoy the splendors of the seasons in the Sierra Nevada foothills.


The Community of the Great Commission (CGC) is a camp and retreat center located near historic Michigan Bluff, in Placer County, California. The beautiful ridge-top property is available for nonprofit groups to use for overnight camps, retreats, workshops, or family gatherings. The site can host groups that range in size from 10 to 100 people in the Fall & Winter months. 

CGC has announced two Fall & Winter specials which begin on October 1, 2019 and run through February 29, 2020. The specials include 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. 

This tranquil and serene site is well-established at an elevation of 4000’ and offers a variety of walking trails through a pine conifer, fir, oak, maple, madrone, and dogwood forest. CGC also has a half basketball court, volleyball, low ropes course, amphitheater, and three campfire circles. 

“The Fall and Winter months are special times in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. True Fall colors start appearing in October and November in the Oak, Maple, and Dogwood trees at this elevation. The warm afternoons and cool nights are just ideal for a retreat. In the winter, if you’re lucky, there’ll be some snow to enjoy,” says Site Director Sandra Heck. 

The first special is for Claar House, the retreat building which can sleep between 10 and 20 guests. Claar House features semi-private bedrooms, most with private bathrooms, ample meeting areas with sofas, conference room chairs, tables and chairs. There is a full kitchen for group use and a large deck. The special rate per person at Claar House, including food and lodging is $170. The group minimum for this special is 10 people. 

The second special is for the Bobbitt Area Cabins. 8 cabins, each sleeping up to 10 guests, has its own bathroom. Cabins are winterized for year-round use. The cabins are situated around Bobbitt Hall, a lodge with fireplace, tables and chairs, kitchen, and a deck. Homemade meals are served in the dining hall. The special rate per person at the Bobbitt cabins, including food and lodging is $135. The group minimum for the Bobbitt special is 20 people. 

Facility information is available at or call 800-678-5102. 

The Community of the Great Commission is managed by United Camps, Conferences & Retreats.