temescal canyon conference and retreat center is nestled in a quiet canyon just east of the pacific palisades coastline and is bordered by the majestic santa monica mountains. With its native plant landscape and a rich coastal wilderness you may witness the change of seasons in all of its colorful glory. although the park is conveniently close to the city, its unparalleled natural beauty will make you feel as though you've entered another world.

course modules offered:

high ropes team challenge
low ropes team building activities
values clarification
behavioral styles
wolfpack


a place of tranquil beauty, temescal gateway park has a setting for any occasion. by a wide field of lush green grass is woodland hall which features a floor to ceiling slate fireplace, dark wood beams, and elegant craftsman-style chandeliers. this lovely hall is one of our favorite locations for the behavioral styles and values clarification workshops.

           woodland hall

          woodland hall


 stewart hall

stewart hall

historic stewart hall, located deeper in the canyon, was built as a chapel in the early 1900’s. it is an exquisite space with a 30-foot high pitched wood ceiling, a carpeted floor, and a stage with an electronic screen. the two main walls of glass windows open out onto a garden of sycamore trees and flowers, bringing nature into the room. the space can host up to 100 people for conferences, meetings, workshops & special events.


follow the path up the canyon to encounter another beautiful spot, a vast, grassy meadow shaded by native sycamores. In the early 1900’s, this area served as an outdoor auditorium for the chautauqua movement. sycamore valley is ideal for those who want anevent in totally natural surroundings with a scenic view of the mountains. 

want to spend the night tucked away in the canyon? there are six new california bungalow-style dorms with a 64-bed capacity; eight rustic lodgings with a 90-bed capacity; one elegant honeymoon cottage; and one newly renovated family style cabin.

 sycamore valley

sycamore valley