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 Ministry 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. In October 2018, the Camp Ministry Committee agreed on a set of new CORE VALUES for its ministry and service. Read them here.
The winter season features a JAN Camp for Chi Rho/middle school (grades 6-8) and Chalice Camp for CYF/high school (grades 9-12) 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. Click here for more details about UNITE.
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.
2019 SUMMER CAMP DATES
June 23 - 29 CYF 2 Entering grades 11 & 12, and graduated seniors
June 23 - 26 *Mini Camp Entering grades 1 - 3
June 30 - July 6 Chi Rho Entering grades 6 - 8
July 7 - July 13 CYF1 Entering grades 9 & 10
July 14 - July 20 Junior Camp Entering grades 4 & 5
July 17 - 19 *Wee Camp Ages 3 - Entering Kinder (Child attends with parent)
*Note that Mini Camp and Wee Camp will take place the same week as another camp.
The Deadlines for Summer Camp registration are as follows:
June 7 CYF II and Mini
June 14 Chi Rho
June 21 CYF I
June 28 Junior and Wee
Have questions about registration? Contact Loch Leven at (909) 794-2507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATE
We have dreamed of achieving a level of sustainability in camp ministry that would allow all campers to attend camp at a very low cost. The PSWR and so many individuals have been tremendously generous in helping move us closer to achieving this dream. However, as expected, the operational costs of camp continue to rise each year. Likewise, the need for scholarship monies also increases as more folks attend camp.
To move us closer to our goal to provide support for all campers who need help, Loch Leven has absorbed the cost of much of our summer camp operations, spreading the financial assistance to all who attend summer camp. This year, instead of inviting folks to fill out a scholarship application, Loch Leven is inviting each registrant to pay the amount that best meets your financial situation. This means no additional paperwork is needed to receive a scholarship. Simply register online for camp through CampDoc and select the payment option that best suits your family.
We hope that simplifying the scholarship process will help us all engage mindful stewardship, working together to honor those who truly cannot afford camp. We ask that as you select your payment options during registration that you will give prayerful consideration to the impact you can make in the lives of other young campers.
Without a doubt, Summer Camp is one of the most valuable ministries we all provide young people in our region. We are proud to be able to partner with you in securing the future of camp ministry through your contributions, whatever the amount may be.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10
To donate to our camp scholarships fund, click here and indicate “Camp Scholarships” in the comment section.
CAMP LEADERSHIP TRAINING
SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at loch leven camp
Those volunteering for Summer Camp – FREE; All others - $100
Includes lunch and dinner
Includes 6 hours of training with Dr. Jim Cain - author of 16 team and community building texts, including the classic Teamwork & Teamplay, A Teachable Moment, Find Something To Do! and his latest book, 100 Activities that Build Unity, Community & Connection. He is also the creator of the innovative T&T Training Cards. He has traveled to all 50 states and 31 countries (so far), sharing his knowledge on subjects ranging from teamwork and leadership to creative problem solving and trust building. His train-the-trainer programs are legendary and his conference keynotes/playnotes are active, engaging and tremendously fun. With regard to Jim's group facilitation skills, Tom Leahy of NCCPS remarked, "Jim, you are a Jedi Master!"