Entries by Jacki Weber

Becoming an ally thanks to UU youth camps

Grayson’s mom shares her story of the power of leadership development at UU youth camps The call came the week before Thanksgiving that students protesting Reed College’s financial ties to the private prison industry were being unfairly threatened with suspension and/or dismissal. Our son Grayson explained that he’d needed to explicitly align himself with the […]

19.12.04 – Email to Camp Champs and Congregants

Dear Camp Champ/Congregational Life Staff, I hope you received my email yesterday that shared a beautiful photo of the calm before the storm at Thanksgiving Camp! I’m dropping a note today to share a testimonial from longtime camper and Ventura UU Laura Fahr, pictured right with her son Stefan in sunnier months! Would you be willing to share it […]

This is not a #GivingTuesday Email

The day before Thanksgiving, Lorenzo and I walked along Jenks Lake Road in the snow. The only footsteps were our own…and those of a lone deer who checked us out before skittering up the embankment of Barton Creek. It was silent. Expansive. Breathtaking. Transcendent. I don’t encounter that kind of peace often down the hill in […]

It’s time for Summer Youth Camps!

Limited space still available for 2019 Summer Youth Camps! Elementary Camp – Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, July 13, 2019  — JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT Middle School Camp – Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 20, 2019 — JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT High School Camp – Sunday, July 21 to Saturday, July 27, […]

In Bloom at Camp…

The days are warm, the evenings are crisp, and the lilac bush outside the lodge at Camp de Benneville Pines is just beginning to bloom. Our common spiritual home in the mountains is being readied for summer, when nearly 1,500 campers of all ages — most from UU congregations across California, Arizona, and Nevada  — […]

The 2019 Connection is online!

Maybe it’s in your mailbox…but now it’s also online! Camp’s annual 24-page newsletter is now out. You may have received it in mailboxes, but if you didn’t you can take a look at the complete volume online. It’s chock full of memories and news from your favorite home in the mountains. Camp remembers one of […]