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Camp 2016

Family Camp at Yosemite Sept 3rd - Sept 5th,2016

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SABA Islamic Family Camp


FAMILY CAMP at YOSEMITE- 11401 Cherry Lake Rd, Groveland, CA 95321 is located in the heart of the Sierras near Yosemite National Park, just east of Groveland, California. The Family Camp is situated on 47 acres of leased land from the U.S. Forest Service. The Stanislaus National Forest and the middle fork of the Tuolumne River serve as the scenic backdrop to this mountain playground.


Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Monday, September 5th, 2016

Fun Activities

Available activities include:
- childrens play area/kids activities
- guided hiking tours
- volleyball
- basketball
- soccer
- fishing (bring your own gear)
- swimming
- campfire

Spiritual Activities

Camp Duties

This year every camper from ages 12 to 49 is required to sign up for a minimum of two camp duties. This allows everyone the opportunity to contribute to the camp's success and to foster community bonds while gaining Sawaab and Barakat. Many different duties are available, so you are sure to find something that you’ll enjoy doing. Each duty will require between 1/2 hour to 1 hour of your time, depending on the duty.

These duties include helping with:
- sports and fun activities
- spiritual activities
- loading and unloading the truck
- cooking in the kitchen
- serving food
- cleaning up
- camp fire activities

What to bring

Please remember to pack the following items:
- Quran,turbas,chadors etc
- casual and warm clothing (layers)
- jacket/sweater for campfire
- tennis shoes, hiking shoes
- hat/sunglasses
- towel
- shower slippers
- sleeping bag/blanket and pillow,
- flashlights with fresh batteries/lanterns
- bug/mosquito repellent lotion or spray,
- sunscreen,
- personal hygiene supplies (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.),
- rain gear (just in case),
- optional: folding chairs and picnic mats,
- optional: camera, sports gear, badminton rackets and shuttlecock
- phone calling cards,
- sheets for extra privacy in the cabins

Lodge campers:
- water can (aftabey) for your bathroom.

Tent campers:
- Bed and mattress is provided by facility
- Bring your own sheets,comforters/blankets.

Driving Directions

Family Camp at Yosemite ‘- 11401 Cherry Lake Rd, Groveland, CA 95321 From San Jose take Hwy 680 north to 580. Then take Route 580 East, towards Stockton. Stay on Hwy 580 to the 580-205 split. Stay to the left, taking 205 towards Tracy. Follow Hwy 205 until it merges onto North bound I-5. Stay in the right lane and exit onto Hwy 120 East towards Manteca. Take the Hwy 99 north exit (left lane). Take the first exit on 99 (Yosemite Avenue/120). Turn right at the signal onto Hwy 120 East towards Yosemite. Stay on Hwy 120 through the towns of Escalon and Oakdale, where 120 merges with 108. About 24 miles East of Oakdale, at Yosemite Junction, you MUST turn RIGHT to continue on 120. Follow Hwy 120 through Chinese Camp, Big Oak Flat, Groveland and Buck Meadows. Two miles past Buck Meadows you will cross a large bridge. One hundred yards past the bridge you will turn left onto Cherry Lake Road (Note: There is a sign on the right-hand side of the road for Cherry Lake Road and San Jose Camp). Turn left and follow the road for about ½ a mile to the camp's main entrance. At the “Y”, keep to the right. Follow the directional signs towards the registration parking area, along the paved road. Then turn left into camp and continue towards the registration parking area.


The family camp offers 50 large tents that can accomodate upto 6 people each.Includes beds,mattresses.Bring your own pillow,sheets and blankets. A small number of tents have electricity and preference will be given to families with elderly members.

There are 6 cabins that can accomodate upto 4 people each.They come with beds and mattresses only.

Please note we will try to accommodate as many families as possible together, however we most likely have to separate smaller families into male and female cabins.
So if you want guaranteed stay with your family please choose a tent.No personal tents allowed.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to request payment reduction or waiver.

The camp is organized by volunteers for the enjoyment of SABA members and their families.Our primary goal is to make this trip fun and affordable, and we do our best to keep the price as low as possible. SABA does not intend to make any monitory profit nor incur any loss for holding the camp. To make it affordable for all families, camp fees are subsidized. Please donate generously to help SABA with camp expenses. It will help SABA to continue holding such camps in future at affordable prices for all members.


Tent charges - Early Bird Special until 7th July - $98/Adult $58/Child (6-12yrs) .Can check in on Friday night at no additional cost.A light meal will be seved.There will be no programs on Friday night.
General price after 7th July - $112/Adult $72/Child (6-12 yrs) .

Cabin charges- $450/cabin accomodates 4 people.

All prices include food and accomodation.

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