Transforming lives through wilderness activities and worship
July 21 – July 27, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 session of Redwood Area Camp Meeting!

This year promises to be an unforgettable experience, filled with new activities and familiar traditions to fill your heart. We can’t wait to see each and everyone of you, coming together to create cherished memories, deepen connections, and share in the spirit of togetherness.

Get ready for an exciting journey ahead as we embark on this year’s adventure at Redwood Area Camp Meeting!

About Redwood Area Camp


Redwood Area Campmeeting, located in southern Humboldt County, has been the delight of thousands of campers dating back to the 1950’s. The first Seventh-day Adventist event was held at the Cookson Ranch along Redwood Creek. It has been a long-cherished summer destination for those seeking solace and spiritual renewal. When you come to the redwoods in late July, you will experience the luxury of fog-cooled mornings and hot afternoons, which might beckon you to the banks of the Eel River.

  • The classes held by the Northern California SDA Pastors are awe-inspiring. Daily morning and evening meetings for attendees of all ages cover many topics. For children, the pastors create elaborately themed stages where kids can learn of the abundant love of Jesus through singing, storytelling, praying, art, and socializing. Some children come strictly to enjoy the social aspect. We remember those days. Even some of us mature folk enjoy that part the most. This campground is an excellent environment to allow kids a bit of old-fashioned independence where they can meet up with old and new friends while exploring the great gift of God’s nature.

    We aim to provide you and your friends and family an opportunity to meet God for the first time or refresh your relationship with Him through any of the meetings offered. It’s also a peaceful place to renew your strength for your ministry. Whatever your reason for traveling to California’s beautiful north coast, we pray you will be blessed.


Campmeeting 2024 dates
We are continuing the 7-day campmeeting
and the dates for Redwood Area Campmeeting is July 21-27, 2024

The Holy Land Band will be conducting our Sabbath afternoon concert this year at the Pavilion.

In response to the Lord’s promptings to “Advance their talents for the Kingdom”, Daniel Privat & Steve Lassen Founded The Holy Land Band in 1990 to develop the gifts and love of music that God had granted them. Since then, many Band members have come and gone but Daniel and Steve are blessed to have Daniel’s daughter, Elia & 2 sons, Caleb & Nathan as part of the Band today. The Band has been doing music for Redwood Campmeeting from time to time through the years, and delights in blessing congregations around California with their brand of heart-felt and uplifting Country Gospel. Please join us as we rejoice in the Lord!

July 2024
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Connect With Us / Reservations

Redwood Area Camp
2437 Dyerville Loop Road, Redcrest, CA 95569

  • Redwood Area Camp headquarters is your friendly hub for all questions and concerns!

  • Conveniently situated just west of the Pepperwood Pavilion, our Redwood Area Camp headquarters is your go-to for a seamless camp experience. We’re open every day from 9 am to 4 pm, ready to assist you at any time!

    Do you have an interesting story to share in our Daily Gazette? Are you a division leader looking for meal tickets for your crew? Have you been unsuccessful in dealing with noisy neighbors or finding lost items? Then, drop by for a chat or help of any kind.

    Our capable camp secretary, Jennie Shaw, is eager to assist you.Do you have an interest in becoming a volunteer? If so, please click on the ‘Volunteer’ link located at the top of thehomepage. From there, click ‘Access Volunteer Information Here’ under the ‘Projects Calling You’ paragraph. This will take you to the instructions and forms for the Live Scan and training page. Complete all forms, your Live Scan and training, and then contact Jennie Shaw at 530-591-2208 oremail:redwoodareacamp.secretary@gmail.com

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are already a volunteer, please be sure to submit all forms and complete the Live Scan and training before the Camp Meeting begins. Thank you for all of your help and support!

    I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Nathan Renner

Nathan Renner- Lead Pastor
Madison Campus Church- Madison, Tennessee
Featured Speaker
July 21-25th

Nathan is an experienced lead pastor known for transformative sermons, empowering others, and energizing attitude. He is incredibly passionate about creating gospel-centered, Jesus-focused Seventh-day Adventist churches that embrace the call to make disciples.

After a period of atheism in his early 20s, he began following Jesus. Almost immediately, he attended Bible college, where he met his wife, Rebecca, who was also a new Christian. They began traveling and sharing the good news for several years before pastoring in Michigan and California, where Nathan completed seminary at La Sierra University.

Nathan spent his formative years in the natural wonder of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The beauty and ruggedness of that land fostered a lifelong love of the outdoors. He cultivates that love by rock climbing and chasing trout like he did as a child.

Stennett Nash

Stennett Nash–Pastor, Hayward Spanish SDA Church
Northern California Conference
Spanish Language Group
July 25-27th

Stennett Nash was born to Adventist parents in Nicaragua. He has been pursuing his passion for evangelism for 31 years. His greatest reward in life is to know he is being used by Christ in bringing souls to the foot of the cross. He preaches with passion as he feels there is someone in every congregation who is thirsting for the truth. Pastor Nash has served the Lord all around Central and South America as well as in Africa. While working in Northern California, he has worked part-time at Pleasant Hill. Now he is the head pastor at the Spanish Hayward Church. Pastor Nash will speak in the Spanish Division at the Redwood Area Camp meeting for the weekend. You certainly don’t want to miss his dynamic message.

Nathan Krause

Nathan Krause–Vice President for Ministry & Evangelism-
Texas Conference of SDA’s
Featured Speaker
July 25-27th

Nathan L. Krause is the vice president for Ministry and evangelism for the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Alvarado, Texas. He has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Weimar College in Weimar, California, and a Master of Divinity from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Krause has traveled, studied, and served in over 30 countries on five continents, including the lands of the Bible and the Reformation. In 1992 and 1993, he had the privilege of living and studying in Jerusalem.

Krause has had many unique ministry opportunities, teaching God’s word in classrooms from kindergarten to college, prisons, churches of various denominations, synagogues, and mosques. God has blessed Krause with a precious family, and he finds immense joy in being Melissa’s husband and father to their young adult children, Daniel and Hannah.

Gary Venden

Gary Venden- Lead Pastor Glendale SDA Church
Arizona Conference of SDA’s
Featured Speaker
July 22-27

In ministry for over 45 years, Gary Venden and his wife, Marilynn, have served at the Glendale church in Phoenix, Arizona, for the past 27 years.

After graduating from Pacific Union College in 1979, they interned in Southern California, and then spent four years “on the road” in evangelism with the North American Division and the Carolina Conference. They came to Northern California in 1984 and worked first as evangelists, then as pastors in San Anselmo, until they moved to Phoenix in 1997. They have been involved in every Redwood Campmeeting since 1989, both speaking and leading worship. Returning to Redwood each summer is something they look forward to with great joy and anticipation!

Division Leaders

Division 1 Opal Singer 0-2yo 9:45 n/a
Division 2 Tina Juarez / Carol Miller 3-4yo 9:30 n/a
Division 4 Coreena Blum 5-6yo 9:30 7:00
Primary Eric Kablanow Grades 1-3yo 10:00 7:00
Juniors Zach Reiber Grades 4-6yo 10:00 7:00
Earliteens Tim McMillen Grades 7-8yo 10:00 7:00
Youth Jesse Malin High School 10:00 6:30
Young Adult Vince Saunders College 10:00 6:30

Hispanic Stennett Nash
Spanish Fri – Sab Thu – Sab 8:00 7:00

Pepperwood Gary Venden
English Mon – Fri 8:30 am

Pepperwood Nathan Renner
English Mon – Thu Sun – Wed 10:30 6:30

Pepperwood Nathan Krause
English Fri – Sab Thu – Sab 10:30 6:30

Other Leaders-
Youth Activities – Summer on the Run –
Eddie Heinrich – M-W Afternoons

Cafeteria Food and General Store –
Chris Miller and the Fortuna Pathfinders.
Breakfast 8 AM, Lunch 12 PM, Supper 5 PM.

ABC Food and Book Sales,
11-4 M-W, 10-2 Th, 11-4 F,
Sabbath, Sunset to 10 – Salvador Alvarado


Make checks out to Redwood Area Camp and Mail to:
Redwood Area Camp
2437 Dyerville Loop Rd
Redcrest, CA 95569

Tithe Envelope or Online:

Tithe Envelope: Mark your envelope at church to designate Redwood Area Camp.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Redwood Area Camp always has Volunteer Opportunities!

Maintaining a camp the size of ours is already a chore. Add the fact that it is in a flood plain of the Eel River and that fact is magnified ten-fold.

Each year, volunteer weekends are scheduled, and the mighty and faithful crews that come often find anything from downed trees, branches, and mud deposits to plumbing and broken refrigeration units.

We invite you to join our efforts to keep your campground safe, inviting, and in working order.

Click here for upcoming volunteer days and current needs.


Harry Salvini

Camp Director

Jennie Shaw

Camp Secretary

Becky Farfan