The Mountains are Calling…You Must Go in August

Everyone’s taking a breather in August, shouldn’t you too?
Escape the daily grind to recreate, rejuvenate, and reconnect with what matters most at Camp de Benneville Pines

Turning the Tides – Inter-generational Justice Summit – Sun, Aug 4 to Thu, Aug 8, 2019
Summer Break Camp for Adults / Singin’ in the Pines – Sat, Aug 10 to Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Summer Arts Program for Adults: Art Groove! – Fri, Aug 16 to Wed, Aug 21, 2019

At Camp de Benneville Pines, visitors enjoy cabins equipped with modern bathrooms, hot showers, and comfortable sleeping quarters. Facilities include a beautiful heated swimming pool, a hot tub, playground, an archery range, and opportunities for many outdoor sports including hiking, and fishing, canoeing in nearby Jenks Lake, bird watching, and napping.  Make connections with UUs and kindred spirits from across the Pacific Southwest in a safe and supportive retreat community nestled among the pines in the San Bernardino National Forest. Whether you want to learn, reflect, or enjoy the luxury of a professional massage in the pines, Camp de Benneville Pines is for you. You are welcome here!

About Turning the Tides: This multi-day gathering for restoration and imagination invites UUs and friends of all ages as we ground our whole selves in UU theologies and history to transform our world, nourish our spirits with collaboratively-led worships and spiritual practices, strengthen our resilience in the power and welcome of a UU community; learn and share strategies to engage climate, immigrant, healthcare, and economic justice; and relax and connect by canoeing, hiking, swimming, or a dip in the hot tub. Camp lovers save 25% on registration when you email Find out more and register here.

Summer Break Camp & Singin’ in the Pines: This is a 2-for-1 retreat! You can join guest Choir Director Donald Milton III to explore the power of music and how it takes us deeper into our UU worship and spiritual communities. You can also can dive deep into spirituality with Rev. Tom Owen-Towle and keynote speaker Carolyn Bohler. Alternatively, explore creative writing with author Chris Epting or just sit on the porch and read or tinker with a music instrument. Find out more about Summer Break Camp and Singin’ in the Pines!

Summer Arts Camp for Adults – This is an incredible opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with accomplished instructors in their mediums. Come spend time with other artists of all levels and hone skills in your medium of choice, and discover new artistic expressions as you try out a variety of artistic expressions like encaustic painting, printmaking, collage, life drawing, ink sketching, Chinese brush painting, alcohol ink, watercolor drawing, and more. Learn more and register today.


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