Emergency Fundraiser to recoup losses as Mother Nature has her way on the mountain

July 9, 2018: The road to Camp de Benneville Pines remains closed to campers after mudslides ravaged Hwy 38 this past Saturday.

The heavy rains that set off the debris flows helped to slow the spread of the Valley Fire that ignited near Forest Falls Friday afternoon. But the road closure sent incoming Elementary Campers on “the long road” to camp, through Big Bear, Sunday afternoon.

With the uncertainty and delays (some campers waited upwards of four hours to make it from Big Bear to Barton Flats) a number of concerned parents cancelled their kids’ registrations.

Nothing can ease the pain of kids not getting to go to summer camp, but you can help ease Camp de Benneville Pines’ pain.

We are now working to recoup nearly $2,000 in losses from cancelled registrations.

Can you support this emergency fundraiser? Click here to give.

The good news is that nearly 100 elementary campers and camp counselors are having a fantastic first full day at camp. Huzzah to our Camping Ministries Director Geoff Anderla for creating an excellent Plan B as Elementary Camp Staff and camp counselors trained and then slept over at the Monte Vista UU congregation in Montclair Saturday as they waited for news of whether they’d be able to head up to camp!

Want to learn more about the fire? Here’s a link to the Big Bear Grizzly news story.

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