St. Dorothy’s Rest is many things to many different people, but first and foremost it is a traditional, fun-filled, joyful summer camp for kids from ages 5 – 18. The oldest camp in all of California, St. Dorothy’s knows how to provide the perfect combination of hiking, canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, drama, campfire songs, making friends, finding God and much, much more. Nervous first-timers are welcomed and put at ease, while returning campers look forward to their week the whole year long.
Two weeks each summer are dedicated to providing camp experiences for children with cancer, sickle-cell anemia or organ transplants. These camps are in partnership with CPMC, UCSF & LPCH.
Counselors at St. Dorothy’s are trained to be mature but fun and energetic supervisors. They embody St. Dot’s mission by welcoming with open arms campers of all faiths, race, and economic backgrounds. With an emphasis on safety, they teach campers to respect people and nature and celebrate the awe that friendships, giant redwoods and even s’mores inspire.
We never turn campers away for lack of ability to pay. Supporting St. Dorothy's Rest through this raise helps us ensure that every camper who wants to spend a week at camp this summer get the chance to do so!