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WELCOME TO MOUNT KARE Mount Kare is located across the highway from the Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood, CA


Mount Kare is owned and operated by Kare Youth League under permit from the United States Forest Service. Located four miles from Wrightwood and nestled among tall pines and majestic oaks, Mount Kare is one of the finest camping facilities in Southern California, celebrating 70 years of rich camping traditions. Activities include hiking, crafts, campfires, outdoor games, and of course, lots of fun and good food. Rules for acceptance and participation in the camp program are the same for everyone, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or handicap. We hope to see you at Mount Kare soon!


Mount Kare is nestled in the Angeles National Forest across the highway from the Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood, CA. It’s ease of access makes it a premiere location for group events or for those who just want a quick get away. Come relax in the beauty of God’s creation.


Our facility is the perfect location for your next group event! Mount Kare is the perfect location for church retreats, family reunions, school field trips and more! We can accommodate both small and large groups with our upper and lower camps. We offer a variety of meal packages from simple campfire adventures to premiere barbeques and more. Come up for a day or plan to spend a few days with us in the comfort of our state of the art cabins.


In 1947 the Boy’s Christian League rented Camp Marion, a bungalow high on the hillside above Wrightwood, California. At that time there was no outside plumbing and only wooden shutters as protection from the weather. BCL (now know as Kare Youth League) purchased the camp in the 70’s and has renovated the camp into one of the premiere camping facilities in the Angeles National Forest.


We can accommodate groups of various sizes, just over 100 campers. Our all-purpose cabins offer heating during those cold winter months along with bunk beds and indoor restrooms with showers. We provide meals in our messhall or down by the campfire ring. We have a multipurpose room where you can run group meetings, conferences or worship. We also offer an upper camp site, The Outpost, with its own kitchen and campfire ring for smaller groups.


Summers at Mount Kare are full of action. Come check out the nerf ball shooting gallery, enjoy some hotdogs and marshmallows with your friends at campfire, sing some great campfire and chapel songs and play a round in our bearball pit, full basketball court or sand volleyball court. Don’t miss out on cool craft time, fun game room action or everyone’s favorite meadow game… Kick the Can! We also offer hiking, archery, crafts, campfires, outdoor games, swimming and great food!


Winter camps are packed with snowball fights, tubing, skiing and snowboarding! Mountain High is directly across the highway from our camp, providing quick access to their lifts with no mountain driving. Our heated cabins and fantastic food will warm you right up after that epic snow play! We can’t guarantee snow, but when it does come, Mount Kare is an absolute winter wonderland ready for you to enjoy.


Are you interested in bringing your students to Mount Kare? Our facility provides the ideal location for outdoor education. Come enjoy the beauty of the heavens as you explore the stars without the glare of city lights. Or create your very own lean-to shelter as you learn basic survival skills. We have dozens of different species of birds for all you bird watchers, or maybe you would be interested in learning the names of all the trees and vegetation.
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Mount Kare offers campers the opportunity to take time out of their busy schedules, away from everyday influences, and to reflect on what’s important in life surrounded by God’s beautiful creation.