California Odd Fellows and Rebekah Youth Camp
A Non-Profit Corporation
“Linking Our Youth To Success”
Three Links Camp
21950 Highway 108
Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346
Mail: 1827 Scarborough Drive, Lodi, CA 95240
John King, Camp Manager
Download the current rate schedule – Effective through April 30, 2012
Download the new rate schedule – Effective May 1, 2012
2012 Youth Camp Summer Sessions – Information and Required Forms
(See Activities below for more information)
2012 Session Weeks: July 1-7; July 8-14; July 15-21
The Three Links Camp is a great place for individuals and groups to enjoy the beautiful Sierra forest in scenic Tuolumne County! Since 1958, when it was established by the California Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Fraternal Order, the Three Links Camp has provided a welcome retreat from the pressures of everyday life.
Open year around to members, the public and “children of all ages”, the Camp is located on 25 acres in central California. It is about 18 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108 in the Stanislaus National Forest, then about a ½ mile more on a gravel road. The Camp offers all the joys of camping without having to pitch a tent (but you can).
While the Camp rents to individuals, it is especially good for family reunions, community and social groups, meetings, weddings, etc. It has a multipurpose building with full kitchen and dining facilities, chapel, swimming pool, amphitheater and crafts building, RV spaces, tent spaces, and Dorm beds, all at reasonable rates.
At about 4,800 feet in elevation, snow helps create winter activities, with access almost always available. The Camp is a great place for snow play or to take advantage of Dodge Ridge (snowboarding/skiing), about 18 miles east on Hwy 108. Summer activities abound at or around the Camp including hiking and swimming. Beautiful Pinecrest Lake with fishing and boating available, is just 9 miles east.
Make the Camp your base for other points of interest, including Mi-Wuk, historical Twain Harte, Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, and other areas to the west on or near Hwy 108 or Hwy 49. Activities and interests include dining, shopping, antiquing, classic trains, historic parks, etc., and all are within 30 miles or less from the Camp.
The Camp is overseen by an eleven-person Board of Directors who are elected by their respective Orders within the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs organization. The Board provides oversight and guidance for Camp operations according to its bylaws and government requirements, and meets on a monthly basis to take care of Camp business. The Camp Manager reports directly to the Board.
Maps and Directions
From Sacramento and North
Go South on US 99 to CA 120, then go East to CA 108 through Jamestown. Continue on CA 108 about another 20 miles. At about 2 miles past Mi-Wuk Village, look for the Camp’s white sign on the right side of the road as soon as you see the sign for Lyons Dam Road. Turn right and immediately take Three Links Road (gravel road is toward the left as soon as you turn). Go ½ mile to the Camp.
From Fresno and South
Go North on US 99 to Merced. Take “G” Street to the East end of Snelling. Take County Road J-59 to CA 108. Turn right to Jamestown, then continue on CA 108 about another 20 miles. At about 2 miles past Mi-Wuk Village, look for the Camp’s white sign on the right side of the road as soon as you see the sign for Lyons Dam Road. Turn right and immediately take Three Links Road (gravel road is toward the left as soon as you turn). Go ½ mile to the Camp.
On the fourth Saturday of each June, the Camp holds a Festival that is open to members and the public, with a variety of crafts, used items, food and games. There is no admission charge. For a small fee, a BBQ dinner is also available that evening. The Festival caps off “Work Week” where-in leaders of the Order and member volunteers gather to clean up after winter, and make the Camp ready for the Youth Sessions held in July.
For those staying over until Sunday, non-denominational Chapel services are held in the “Chapel in the Pines” in which the current State Chaplains for the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs officiate. This closes the weekend and all prepare to head home unless some decide they must stay a while longer!
Youth Camp Summer Sessions
The Camp is a wonderful place for children who would not otherwise be able to have a camping/nature experience. Therefore, maintaining the Camp environment and continuing to provide opportunities for them is a high priority!
In July, three 1-week summer sessions are held for children ages 7-14. The Board works to keep the price as low as it can to enable as many children as possible to participate. Current weekly “Campership” fees are $225, effective 2011. The children may participate in a variety of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, hiking and other related activities under the guidance of counselors.
Children and their families are not required to be members, but are generally sponsored through the various Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges around the State. For more information on how your child can participate, or if you have questions, contact Betty Stevens, Director at 831-384-9550 or at 831-320-2638.
Our Junior and Theta Rho youth groups plan at least one trip to the Camp each year (usually in January) as a fun getaway and for bonding time. Snow activities usually figure into the equation as the Camp normally has a fairly good amount each winter!
For those who wish to attend the Summer Sessions, click on the Summer Camp Letter for 2012 and Summer Camp Application for 2012, and follow the instructions. For those who wish to volunteer or to work as a counselor at the Summer Sessions, click here for the Employee/Volunteer Application for 2012 and the Employee/Volunteer Disclosure Form, and follow the instructions.
Rental Information – RV, Tent Camping and Cabins (Dormitory Style)
• The Camp has 40+ RV spaces, 20+ unimproved tent spaces, and 105 dorm beds in 5 cabins that serve both individual renters and groups.
• For group stays, a multipurpose building with a fireplace, kitchen and dining facilities, a chapel, amphitheater, and crafts building are available to rent for additional fees.
• A swimming pool, three restroom buildings, shower facilities, and a coin-operated laundry available on-site to renters.
• Renters are to provide their own bedding, towels, bath soap, shampoo, related items and other supplies.
• Unregistered vehicles, and vehicles without plates are prohibited.
• Current restrictions regarding campfires and other activities will be enforced by the Camp Manager or designee.
• Animal fee of $2 per animal per night (effective May 1, 2012)
• A County required bed tax will be added to all dorm bed fees.
• Facility deposit for group rentals is $350.
• Group rates as shown in the Fee Schedule are intended only for groups staying overnight or longer at the Camp. Contact the “Groups” number below if you have any questions.
• Renters should coordinate with the Camp Manager for information or if assistance is needed.
• Special group/RV discounts may be available. Ask when reserving (effective May 1, 2012).
Contacts and Reservations
Individual Renters: Contact John King, Camp Manager, at 209-586-5500 or drop in to see what is available.
Groups: Contact Allen Merriman, Director, at 707-275-2070 or 707-485-2817 to make arrangements.
Rate Schedule - Effective July 1, 2010
Mailing Address: Donna Morrison [firstname.lastname@example.org] 1827 Scarborough Drive, Lodi, CA 95240
Download the current rate schedule – Effective through April 30, 2012
Download the new rate schedule - Effective May 1, 2012
• RV Spaces •
Over 40 RV spaces set among the trees in the forest shadows, let you rest in the comfort of your own RV. Most spaces have full hookups, and some can accommodate the larger RVs. Some spaces have no sewer line, but our convenient dump station is also available. Individuals or groups of RVs are welcome.
• Tent Sites •
Numerous unimproved tent sites are also available to individuals or groups. The number of people allowed per site may be limited at the discretion of the Camp Manager.
• Dormitories •
Five dormitories (Dorms) handle groups of up to 108 people. Each Dorm has 10 or more single person bunks, two doublewide bunks, and a small restroom with toilet, sink and shower. According to the size of your group, one, two, some or all Dorms may be rented.
• Multipurpose Building •
The Multipurpose building (as are other Camp building facilities) is available at an extra fee to groups staying at the Camp, or for day use. It serves as kitchen, dining room, indoor recreation room and Camp focal point.
The kitchen is outfitted with cooking and serving utensils, pots & pans, dishes, cups, glasses, flatware and related items. Commercial refrigeration and automated dishwasher are included.
A fireplace and hearth stretch across an entire wall, helping to make cold evenings pleasant with a fire. This building may be rented out to groups of up to about 150 for wedding receptions, meetings, family reunions, community group use, and other appropriate purposes.
• “Chapel in the Pines” •
The Chapel can be rented to groups up to about 150 for weddings, church functions, and other appropriate uses.
• Amphitheater •
The outdoor Amphitheater also seats about 150 people and provides the possibility of staging your own programs! A small changing room is incorporated at the back of the stage. Bring your own sound system to plug in to the power outlets and you will be ready to go! The nearby fire pit adds to the atmosphere when conditions permit.
• Crafts Building •
A Crafts building is available, and perfect for small groups to use for meetings, seminars, crafts or other appropriate purposes.
• Swimming Pool •
The seasonal solar heated Swimming Pool is generally open to individual renters and groups, but may occasionally not be available due to special circumstances or events.