Experience  SAWUURA

SAWUURA’S purpose is to provide a religious, educational and spiritual center for members and friends of  the Unitarian Universalist Congregations.

Memorial Day Campout 2023

Join Emrys Staton & others for an informal Memorial Day Weekend Camp, Saturday -Monday (5/27-5/29, 2023)

The camp offers an outdoor kitchen with all the basics (stove, pots/pans, utensils), composting pit toilets, and water.

Bring your own camping gear – mainly tent, sleeping bags, flashlights.

Bring your own food for meals. You can either use the group kitchen or bring your own cooking setup (no fires allowed at individual campsites)

Note that the last couple of miles are on a rough road, only recommended for high clearance or all-wheel-drive type vehicles. There is spotty cell service, and no electricity on the property.

Before heading up, please familiarize yourself with details like distance, what to bring, etc. here within the SAWUURA websit

Become a member HERE.

CONTACT Eb Eberlein at 520-622-6966 to visit.

Seek the quiet, peaceful sanctuary of the wilderness, a quiet punctuated only by the sound of the wind in the trees and bird song?

Worship in the Grove of The Ancients, at Sunset Point, or together, singing around a beautiful campfire.

See the banner of the Milky Way strung across the night sky and feel the wonder of our universe?

Imagine warm days and cool nights nearly year round and the peace of camping alone or with friends & family in a forested valley?

Welcome to SAWUURA. Located seven miles south of Young, Arizona at an altitude of 5500 feet, SAWUURA is a beautiful 109 acres of wilderness nestled in the heart of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness and surrounded by thousands of acres of national forest.

Driving time from Phoenix or Tucson, Flagstaff or Prescott is approximately four hours.

Tent sites sites are nestled in the trees close to the creek bed. Picnic tables, shade awnings and an outdoor kitchen are provided in a central gathering area. There is one cabin open to members and guests & a Caretaker Cabin. There is a gravity-fed water system that brings well water to sinks and solar showers near the campsites.

SAWUURA hosts a campout every Memorial Day and Labor Day, where UUs and their family & friends are invited to tent camp, share meals & kitchen duties, activities and worship. Relax and deepen your spiritual connection with nature, play, hike, bird/star watch, sing & singe s’mores around the campfire.

To find out more and register, please visit our Events page.

Please consider supporting camp operations by becoming a member. Members can visit throughout the year at no charge and get a discount on group camps. Sign up HERE