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.
Slideshows from Summer Camp 2019
Take a look at our campers’ experience during their week at Loch Leven! It was full of fun adventures and stories, bringing them closer to God, and bonding in a wonderful and natural location.
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.