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Mt Laguna Shrine Camp

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Here is the latest update on the Shrine Camp.

This is taken from the Mt. Laguna Shrine Club Facebook Page that can be found here.

Al Bahr Shrine Camp at Mt Laguna Update


To our Shrine Camp Residents,
The Sun was shining and a light breeze was rustling through the trees on May 21st when I was at the camp for a meeting concerning our well status. Many of our familiar land marks are gone but the camp is coming back to life. There is fresh growth on the trees and new wild flowers reaching for the Sun. The remains of the burned-out buildings and trailers are essentially gone and the ground has been scraped and reshaped to give a more natural appearance.

As of this writing we are midway through June and cleanup is still underway. There were some areas of camp that required some additional scraping, and our revised completion date is estimated to be mid July. I would like to commend Peter Krickhuhn for all the hard work in staying on top of the cleanup effort.

On Friday June 13th, the Al Bahr Shrine attorneys at Gomez Trial Attorneys filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management/BLM on behalf of the Al Bahr Shrine and the Shrine Camp. This complaint does not include nor supersede our cabin owners’ individual claims, which are a different matter. This is another step in the process of getting the Federal Government to step up and do the right thing.

Our team of consultants have been very helpful in providing us valuable information relating to reestablishing our camp. It will never be exactly the way it was, but then again 100 years ago it looked quite different than any of us can remember. This is our generations’ chance to find within ourselves the pioneering spirit that those before us embraced when they first looked upon our camp.

We are hoping to schedule another town hall meeting in July where we can provide updates as to the cleanup, negotiations with the USFS, and status of the Al Bahr Shrine litigation. Please keep an eye out for updates via e-mail, face book, and on the Al Bahr website.

 

Fraternally,

David Pirie
Chairman – Shrine Camp Rebuilding Committee
Chief Rabban 2014

Pictures from the fire can be found here.

At this time the Camp remains CLOSED.

 

 

 

Below find pictures and descriptions of Shrine Camp before the fire.


 


CAMP ENTRANCE

-CAUTION-
Forestry Rules and Regulations state:
NO CAMPFIRES and NO BARBEQ's
AT ANY TIME within SHRINE CAMP
unless they are PROPANE

Located approximately sixty miles east of San Diego, on seventeen acres in the Cleveland National Forest is the Al Bahr Mount Laguna Shrine Camp.  A private camp ground leased from the Forestry Service since 1921 to Al Bahr Shriners, of San Diego, California.

 Situated at 6,000 feet on beautiful Mt. Laguna, among the oak and pine trees, with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and a view of the desert to the East, all the way to the Salton Sea in Imperial County, Mount Laguna Shrine Camp is available to ALL SHRINERS, MASONS, and affiliated MASONIC BODIES, their FAMILIES, and their guests.

View from Lodge Hall View from Lodge Hall

VIEW FROM THE LODGE HALL

The Mt. Laguna Shrine Camp features an abundance of choices for activities:

A full functioning R. V. camp with water and electrical hook-ups.

Meadow
Meadow
Rim
IN THE MEADOW
IN THE MEADOW
ON THE RIM

MORE PICTURES 

Meadow  Meadow  Rim 
IN THE MEADOW  IN THE MEADOW  ON THE RIM 

Rim ON THE RIM Rim
ON THE RIM

The Camp also offers cabins and dormitories for families or groups. 

New Cabins
New Cabins
Dormitory
SIX NEW CABINS NEW CABIN  DORMITORY 

New Cabins  New Cabin  Dormitory 
SIX NEW CABINS  SIX NEW CABINS  DORMITORY 
 

Handicapped Cabin  Handicapped Cabin  Handicapped Cabin 
HANDICAPPED ACCESSABLE  TWO HANDICAPPED
ACCESSIBLE
HANDICAPPED
ACCESSABLE
 


 

The New Cabins, located central to all the Camp activities, Sleep 5. All Cabins have a Shower, Wet Bar, Lighting, and Indoor Plumbing.

Inside Cabin Cabin Inside Cabin Shower
2 BUNK BEDS with
REFRIGERATOR
2 ADDITIONAL BUNK
BEDS with WET BAR
SHOWER


Bunk Beds  Bunk Beds  Inside Rest room 
BUNK BEDS  BUNK BEDS  REST ROOM 

The Dormitory is also located central to all the Camp activities, and Sleeps 15.

Dorm Room  Dorm Room  Dorm Room 
DORMITORY ROOM   DORMITORY ROOM   DORMITORY ROOM  
 
Dorm Room  Dorm Room 
DORMITORY ROOM  DORMITORY ROOM 

Tent spaces are also available.

Tent Spaces  Tent Space 
 

There are Restroom and Shower facilities available for all campers.

Rest Room
RESTROOM and
SHOWER
FACILITIES

A large picnic area and children's play ground is also centrally located in the camp for everyone's pleasure.  

Picnic Area Playground
PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND

You will be impressed by our beautiful large Lodge Hall, which was constructed in 1925 of native materials, with log framing and a massive stone fire place. This Lodge Hall is ideal for parties, meetings, weddings, dancing, or any other kind of function from small to large.

Lodge Hall Lodge Hall Picnic Area Ladge Hall 
LODGE HALL LODGE HALL
(another view)
LODGE HALL
and PICNIC AREA

Our dining hall, which will accommodate up to 150 - 160 diners at a time is complete with a modern full kitchen available, along with a steam service line, salad bar, coffee urns, etc. The facility is excellent for large outings, or fund raising activities.

Dining Hall Kitchen Kitchen
DINING HALL MODERN KITCHEN MODERN KITCHEN
Serving Line Salad Bar Dining Room
STEAM
SERVICE LINE
SALAD BAR DINING ROOM

 

AL BAHR SHRINE CAMP
P.O. BOX 67

Mt Laguna, CA 91948-0067





This page last updated March 2014
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