Camp Shadow Pines was founded by the late philanthropist, Grant Malouf and his wife Shireen Malouf Stuart, it is a not for profit (501 C-3) corporation operated by Concern, Inc. Mr. Malouf was very active in many Christian activities and dreamed of a ministry through which he might serve the Lord. He loved children and had a special heart for the handicapped and disadvantaged. After years of planning and searching he was finally able to lease a 50 acre site from the U.S. Forest Service. The long abandoned property had formerly been used as a job corps center.
Grant, Shireen and his family set about the awesome task of restoring the property and remodeling the buildings. The facility was finally opened in 1982. His vision of seeing hundreds of happy children laughing and playing was finally realized. Only four years later, in 1986, Grant Malouf passed away. His family, who now have the same vision, picked up the torch and carried on. Over the years, the camp has constantly been improved, expanded, and has tripled in capacity. The facility is 90% accessible by wheelchairs. Over 7,000 persons attend Camp Shadow Pines annually.
Future plans include additional dormitories, meeting rooms and amphitheater, and a large campground area with showers, bathrooms and kitchen. Camp Shadow Pines is committed to being the faithful steward of the land and facilities our lease agreement allows us to use. In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, we assist in preserving the trees, aid the U.S Game and Fish with wild life protection, work with local ranchers to insure water access, repair roads and trails, and much more.
Heber, AZ 85928
34 degrees 25.4 N,
110 degrees 39.4 W
Valente Jacobia, Vice President/Treasurer
Tamara Lamos, Camp Host
Toni Villarreal, Phoenix Office Manager
Office: 602-952-1312 8 AM-12 PM
Cell: 602-576-0867 12 PM-9 PM
- Transportation to and from camp
- Sleeping Bags or Bedding and Pillow
- Towels and Toilet articles
- Jacket/Rain Apparel
- Wide Mouth Water Bottles (camp has the finest well water throughout the facility, no need to bring bottled water)
- Money for vending machines
- Sun screen & insect repellent
- Extra pair of shoes
- Basic first aid supplies
- Movies and games
- Musical instruments & sound equipment
- Smoking designated areas are at fire pits when not occupied by children. Camp is situated within the National Forest and during fire restrictions local laws require strict observation of smoking areas, inside your vehicle or at of the two fire pits is allowed.
- No Firearms or Fireworks
- Certified Service Dogs Only, no pets
- Groups are responsible for any damage to the facilities
- No Vulgar Language or Music
We have a “Leave No Trace” policy, each group must clean and leave the camp just as they found it.
Camp Shadow Pines can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free options at each meal. We do provide gluten free pasta, pizza dough, breads, cereal, hot dog buns and hamburger buns.
We always have fresh fruit, hot/cold cereal at breakfast and a salad with most dinners.
In cases of highly selective eater with specific brand preferences or an extremely restrictive diet, the camper or staff member will be asked to bring some of their own food items to supplement what we provide. This needs to be discussed with the camper’s group leader prior to their arrival to camp. We do provide a small refrigerator to be placed in their dorm room and we have a microwave in the dining hall.
Camp Shadow Pines does not cook or prepare any meals with peanuts. However, there is a vending machine on the camp that might have nut products in them. We encourage the camper to be aware of this and always bring their epi-pen with them to camp.
Issues involving severely restrictive diets are the sole responsibility of parents and group leaders. Camp shall provide reasonable items as stated above.
It also helps that we serve the very best camp food. That is not bragging. We always get lots of compliments on our food.