Welcome to Sturtevant Camp



Sturtevant Camp is located in Big Santa Anita Canyon, Angeles National Forest, only a four mile hike from Chantry Flat. We are open to the public and cabins are available from 1 to 40 people. The camp can be made exclusive to your group with a reservation of 20 or more.

Cabins are $40 – $45 per person, per night. For your trip to this historic location, the friendly donkeys of Adams’ Pack Station will take your personal items and food for a mere 50 cents per pound. Just indicate that you want packing when filling out the reservation form. Read the Packing Services page for more info.


Retreat Cottage Sitting & Dining Room

Retreat Cottage Sitting
& Dining Room

Lodging consists of four guest cabins, each sleeping eight on bunk beds, a Honeymoon Cottage with a double bed, and the Retreat Cottage with its own kitchen and bathroom which sleeps 2 (on a double bed) to 6 including  bunk beds for 4. All cabins include mattresses, full bedding, blankets, and pillows.  All cabins have electric lights in the evening and propane wall heaters, but no electrical outlets. The bath house, separated for men and women, has flush toilets and hot showers.

Common facilities include a spacious dining hall and two fireplace rooms, one with a piano and the other the converted log ranger cabin. The industrial kitchen is at your disposal and offers three refrigerators, two Wolf ovens, one with 6-burner top and one griddle top, and all the plates, cups, silverware, knives and utensils you could possibly need. You supply your own food. Barbecues are available for outdoor cooking, plus there is a fire pit for outdoor recreation. We also have an outdoor chapel which can also be used for presentations and entertainment.

Keep in mind that the Camp is a step back in time.  Although there are electric lights in the evening, the Camp is otherwise unwired.  No electric outlets, no wi-fi, no cell phone access.  Please be prepared to be off the grid for the weekend.  You will find that it is quite relaxing.


Riding the Zip Line

Riding the Zip Line

Recreation at camp includes volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, horseshoes, croquet, zip line, big swing, games, self-guided nature walk and, of course, splashing in the creek. The natural surroundings provide many sightseeing opportunities: the big spruce trees, ferns, chapparal and wildflowers. There are dozens of bird species to spot and vistas to enjoy by hiking to Mt. Wilson or Newcomb Saddle.

Visit the Big Santa Anita Canyon site for more information on recreation near camp.

Trail to Camp

To get to Sturtevant Camp, follow the Gabrielino Trail from Chantry Flat. Read the directions here or download a printable map here.

Take a guided tour

If you have any questions that do not seem to be answered by the various website pages, please contact Deb Burgess at 626.447.7356 or dburgess@sturtevantcamp.com.  Thank you.