Camps and Retreat Centers

The Diocese of California is blessed with outstanding camp and retreat facilities. St. Dorothy’s Rest and The Bishop’s Ranch are both in Sonoma County. St. Dorothy’s Rest, founded over 100 years ago, provides welcoming facilities and gathering spaces in the redwood hills of western Sonoma County. The Bishop’s Ranch, a gift to the diocese from its original owners, is located near Healdsburg in wine country. The Ranch offers a range of accommodations for a variety of retreats and events. Both facilities accommodate individual or group retreats throughout the year. St. Columba Retreat House, Inverness, and St. Edmund’s, Pacifica, also offer space for retreats and events.

For youth, attending a church camp is one of the most important and memorable ways to experience relationship with God through community, fun, and the beauty of creation. The Bishop’s Ranch and St. Dorothy’s Rest offer extensive summer camp programs for children of all ages. For more information, link to the DioCal Camps page or click on the links below.

The Bishop’s Ranch
a place where lives are changed

5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg 95448

St. Dorothy’s Rest — Camp and Retreat
The Place To Get A Way

P.O. Box B, Camp Meeker 95419

St. Columba Retreat House

12835 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Inverness 94937
Owned and operated by St. Columba Parish, the retreat house occupies a four-floor summerhouse mansion built in 1930, in the small town of Inverness on the Point Reyes Peninsula. Nestled in the forested hills overlooking Tomales Bay, this center for worship offers individual retreats and group retreats, accommodating as many as 32 guests. St. Columba Retreat House features a full kitchen, dining and meeting areas, and   private, semi-private, and dorm-style rooms for overnight lodging. Enclosed among the wooded hills is an outdoor Stations of the Cross and an outdoor Chapel with stone cross. Complementing the rustic feel of the retreat house is the open-beam sanctuary and adjacent chapel.