Camp St. Sava is an Orthodox Christian camp and retreat facility located at the St. Sava Mission in the Sierra Foothills in Jackson, CA. The hundred-plus acre property was originally purchased in 1962. The camp buildings, the main hall and dormitories, were constructed in 1963. Another building was added a few years later. It has a smaller hall that can be divided and four twin-bedded sleeping rooms for clergy or staff.
The new Sutter Amador Hospital has been constructed adjacent to the property. It offers excellent, 24 hour emergency outpatient care
The eight dormitory rooms each accommodate 14 to 17 campers. The maximum capacity of the facility is 150. The main hall can seat up to 200 for meals and it has a stage and sound system. The kitchen has been totally remodeled and equipped with new ranges, ovens, a griddle, a tilt-braiser and a reach-in freezer. There is a large walk-in refrigerator and modern automatic dish-washer. Complete meal service can be provided by our staff for groups of 30 to 150 people.
The facility has a near Olympic size swimming pool which can be used from June though September. It also has a basketball/tennis sports court, baseball fields and a sand volleyball court. A small playground exists with slides and a jungle gym for younger children. The St. Sava Mission property is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Jackson. When you are on the large campground, however, you feel like you are in the wilderness.
The historic town of Jackson offers opportunities for shopping, antique hunting, restaurants and museums dedicated to the California Gold Rush days. Part of the St. Sava Mission property was once the site of the Ziele Gold Mine. The Sierra Foothills offer other recreational activities including natural caves and caverns, Indian camp sites, lakes, fishing and, of course, gold panning in the rivers and streams. And, Camp St. Sava is located just two hours south of Lake Tahoe.