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Welcome to Shepherd's Trail Catholic Camp and Retreat Center

Shepherd's Trail Retreat Center is a sanctuary and a place where ALL communities, churches, youth organizations, and families in San Diego County can call a home. Situated within the hills and valleys of Jamul and bordering Cleveland National Forest, Shepherd's Trail is composed of over 130 acres of natural and serene beauty.

Shepherd's Trail offers self-guided retreats and camps to all groups and organizations. Groups will have the entire facility to themselves and have the freedom to facilitate their own activities and schedules.

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Options For Campers

What We Offer

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We have plenty of hiking trails with breathtaking views, especially atop Lyons Peak of Cleveland National Forest.

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Visit our facility with your church group up to 60 members in our newly remodeled cabins. Starting at just $25 per person/night.

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Stay the night with your family and enjoy all the amenities we have to offer!

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Stay in one of our newly built Glamp cabins or book a private spot for your tent.

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How it Works

Shepherd's Trail provides your group exclusive access to our entire 80-acre facility when you book a retreat with us. Since we are not a full-service campground and we do not provide staffing, we require all groups to have adequately trained leaders/chaperones to facilitate, cook, clean, and assure the safety of their group. We also require all groups to tour the center prior to their retreat to become acquainted with the layout and buildings.

Looking to "Camp For Christ" in Your Family RV? We offer 10 Private Spots With RV Hookups.

All RV Bookings Come With Access to Our Amenities Below:

  • Swimming Pool (Hours 9am-9pm)

  • Baseball Field

  • Volleyball

  • Basketball Court

  • Campground Bathrooms + Showers

  • Hiking Trails

  • Cafeteria

  • And More!

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Get Involved

A vibrant love for Christ is the reason that we exist, but your prayers and support is what will keep us going. With your support and donations, our Catholic Retreat Center and staff members will be equipped with the resources and necessities to continue serving our guests and Christ. Are you ready to join the team? Click the link below to find out more!

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