Sacred Heart Family Retreat Camp

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
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Family Camp is held for two weekends every summer at Sacred Heart Retreat Camp in Big Bear Lake, California. The 22 acres of mountain terrain is at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Situated amid pine trees and boulders, the campground offers a relaxed atmosphere for families to come together.  A team of Sacred Heart Sisters, together with priest chaplains, lay-couples and young adult staff provide spiritual nourishment coupled with fun-filled activities for each family member, young and old alike.  The opportunity to share with other families the joys and challenges of Christian family living gives support, guidance and companionship.


STAFF ASSISTANTS: Young men and women, ages 18 and older, are a vital part of our team.

For further information or to be added to our mailing list call:  (909) 866-5696 


WHO CAN COME: Two-parent families, mom and dad, with children ages pre-school through young adult. Youngest children must be age 4 and able to join in preschool activities.

ARRIVAL: Thursday 4-6pm, registration & campsite setup followed by dinner

RETREAT BEGINS: Thursday at 7pm,
RETREAT ENDS: Sunday at 4pm

WHAT TO BRING: Family camp or RV, casual clothing for warm days and very cool evenings, warm jackets, sleeping bags or plenty of blankets, flashlights, sunscreen…(no alcoholic beverages)


Through the inspiration of Sister Ida Peterfy, foundress of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart, the concept of the entire family gathering together to be nourished in their relationship with God and with one another has been fulfilled in the thousands of families who have attended Family Camp over the years. Since 1970, Sacred Heart Family Camp has provided a unique retreat camp experience for the entire family.