Started by SSS in 1942, Camp Mariastella is located in the mountains of Wrightwood, CA. Our mission, to enhance the life skills of people of all ages, cultures and walks of life, fosters among all who participate in the program, an awareness of the beauty of creation and the action of God in their lives. Hundreds of girls and young women have attended camp over years, while hundreds more adults have engaged in spiritual retreats and confirmation classes year-round.
In 2019 the Wrightwood property was sold to a new Catholic group, dedicated to creating a leadership camp for young people… shaping future Catholic leaders.
The Camp Mariastella program will continue to operate as a ministry of the Sisters of Social Service, primarily as a leadership development program for children and young adults and their families.