About Us

 

 

Location:
35 miles north of Fairfield, centrally located for all of southern Idaho. It is about a 3- hour drive from Boise, 2 hours from Twin Falls, and 4 hours from the Pocatello and Idaho Falls area.

Transportation:
The cost for the Sawtooth bus is $20 for roundtrip & $15 for one-way. You must be pre-registered through the Camping Office to take the bus. (The bus is available for youth camping events at Sawtooth). Call 503-802-9213.

Bus Schedule:
The bus departs Sundays from Jerome (United Methodist Church) at 12:30pm and from Fairfield(Wrangler Restaurant) at 2pm. It returns Saturdays by approx. 1:45pm to Jerome and 11:30am to Fairfield.

Setting:
This beautiful, secluded site is high in a mountain valley (6000 ft elevation), bordered by the Smokey Mountains on the south and the Sawtooth Mountains on the north, features Aspen groves, Lodgepole pine forests and wildflower meadows offering expansive views wherever you turn. The Sawtooth National Forest surrounds Sawtooth Camp on three sides and rests along the south fork of the Boise River.

Features:
A camp mountain bike collection offers a unique way to explore the 120-acre camp or the surrounding area. Hiking trailheads are nearby to many waterfalls, hot springs, and other sites of interest. The south fork of the Boise River runs through the camp property providing fishing and water play activities.

Facility:
A modern log lodge is at the center of the camp for dining and meeting spaces. Meals are served cafeteria style. Eleven rustic cabins house up to 10 people each. The cabins are arranged in two village units of 5 or 6 cabins, each served by a modern central shower/restroom facility. If you prefer, your group may make arrangements to do your own cooking. A self-contained, nicely appointed cabin is available and ideal for guest speakers. RV and tent spaces are also available.

Click here to see a map / layout of the facilities at Sawtooth Camp.

Special Dietary Needs:
When communicated in advance, we generally can provide menu items that will accommodate diabetic, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, and vegan needs. Outside of these, we need you to bring the special food items you require.

Food allergies should always be communicated directly with the site. There are some complex needs that we may not be able to accommodate.

Site Reservations:
Sawtooth United Methodist Camp is available for use by many nonprofit organizations. Call the central office at 1-800-593-7539, ext 43 (1-800-JWesley x 43) for group rental information, or email us atsawtooth@gocamping.org for reservation information and availability.

Volunteer:
The Oregon-Idaho camping ministry has been built on volunteer service. We all have been given gifts to share for the Body of Christ. What can you do?

Read about the kinds of volunteers our sites need and what to expect if you volunteer.

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A partnership between The Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church
and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon