The Christian Church Pacific Southwest Region sponsors various youth camps throughout the year at its own camp and conference center, Loch Leven, located in the Mountain Home Village area of the lower San Bernardino mountains. In the summer, week-long residential camp sessions are offered at Loch Leven for ages 4 through 18 (recent high school graduates).
Summer camps are organized by the Camps & Conference Committee of the Disciples of Christ Pacific Southwest Region and implemented entirely by dedicated volunteers made up of former campers, pastors, parents and young adults from around the Region. This program invites campers to explore, learn, and have adventures in Loch Leven's sunny 160 acres filled with streams, meadows, gardens, hiking trails, and wildlife.
The winter season features a JAN Camp for middle school (grades 6-8) over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January. A youth leadership conference titled "UNITE" takes place over the Presidents' Day weekend in February, and is open to open to all youth and young adults in high school to 25 years old. See below for details about our winter programs.
Camp can be a vital experience in the spiritual and social development of young people. You can help our youth attend by giving money toward "camperships" (camp scholarships) online. As always, your generous contributions to the PSWR camp program are tax deductible.
JANUARY 12-15, 2018
LOCH LEVEN CAMP
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH IN GRADES 6-8
Every person has a story. Every story is unique. And yet, every story is connected. At JANcamp, we will:
• Listen to the stories of others
• Share our own stories
• Discover how these stories are all connected to each other and to the stories of scripture.
Taking place over the MLK holiday weekend, this 3-day experience will allow youth to enjoy Loch Leven's mountain setting in the winter, along with the high energy and fun-filled activities in the camp program.
Check-in begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 12
Camp ends at 11:00 am on Monday, January 15
Early Bird Registration - $180.00 before Dec. 18, 2017
Late Registration - $200.00 after Dec. 18, 2017
Registration will close on Monday, January 8, 2018
This Youth Leadership Conference is open to all youth and young adults in high school to 25 years old. Participants will register for workshop tracks to hone their leadership skills in specific areas of ministry (art, photography, audio/visual, global missions, hospitality, etc.) while engaging with some of the most experience leaders throughout our church.
Check-in begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 16
The conference ends at 11:00 am on Monday, February 19
Please register your groups by February 1, 2018.
Youth/young adult - $150.00
Church chaperones (over 25 years old) - $100.00
Registration includes hotel accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Redondo Beach and Marina) which is within walking distance of the conference location. All meals (beginning Saturday breakfast – Monday breakfast) and programs are included. An addition fee may apply for those interested in our Sunday Morning Fishing Excursion.
All youth under 18 years old will be housed together in groups of 4 per room (double beds). All young adults between 18-25 will be housed together in groups of 4 per room (double beds). All adult chaperones (over the age of 25) will be grouped in two per room (male and female). Adults Chaperones will need to agree to a background check to ensure the safety of all minors participating. Churches are strongly advised to provide one chaperone for every four youth in attendance.
A note on the administering of medicines: the PSWR will not be providing services to distribute medicines to minors during the conference. Although there will be designated first-aid personnel, church chaperones are responsible for any routine medical needs their participants may have. In the event of a medical emergency, volunteers will call 911.
Having trouble registering online? Click here to download complete instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.
Our Camp Leadership Training Weekend is designed for those who plan to serve as a Camp Director or Counselor at our youth camps. This weekend will feature guest speaker Rev. Dr. Emily Click, Assistant Dean for Ministry Studies and Field Education at Harvard Divinity School. REGISTER TODAY!
2018 SUMMER CAMP DATES
June 24 - 30 CYF2 Camp Entering Grades 11, 12 & 2018 Graduates
July 1 - 7 Chi Rho Camp Entering Grades 6 - 8
July 8 - 11 Mini Camp Entering Grades 1 - 3
July 12 - 14 Wee Camp Age 3 - Entering Kinder (Child attends with parent/guardian)
July 15 - 21 CYF I Camp Entering Grades 9 - 10
July 22 - 28 Junior Camp Entering Grades 4 - 5