Registration is still open!
UU Santa Monica Church Camp Weekend at de Benneville Pines
Friday to Sunday, September 16 to 18
The annual weekend retreat is coming up really soon, when we venture to the beautiful Angeles National Forest and refresh our spirits and nurture our community at our rustic retreat in the mountains.
Camp de Benneville Pines is shared by the UU congregations in Southern California and Arizona where weekends for art, music, yoga, and ideas happen, as well as programs for elementary, middle school, and high school kids take place. It’s just 100 miles from the corner of 18th and Arizona, and we’re gathering there the weekend of September 16th to 18th, beginning with dinner on Friday.
Families and adults of all ages will get together to enjoy a weekend of music, hiking, worship, puzzles, games, art, workshops, and UU conversation and community. All while just being in the spaciousness of the trees and sky.
If you have not been to Camp, ask around; probably the first person you ask will share a story. And take a look at the article and photos of our weekend last Fall.
Look for the de Benneville Pines poster on Sundays in the Courtyard and talk to planning committee members in person. You can sign up then and there, or you can register online here. And we hope you will. Note the “Comments” section at the end of the registration form: please tell us about any special circumstances. We want to hear from you!
We’ll certainly accept checks mailed to the office (Memo: de Benneville). But if you’re paying for your camp registration with a credit card, please make sure to add 3.5% to your payment; otherwise, the church ends up paying your credit card fee.
Proof of COVID vaccination will still be required for all participants.
We collaborate to create the weekend’s activities ourselves — and encourage carpooling. We can also help people financially, so everybody who wants to go to Camp can go to Camp; if you need help, please talk to us.
Questions, concerns, program ideas and offers: send us a message.
The mountains are calling. Let’s go together!
— Amy, Karl, Sunni, Judith, Chela, Larry, Greg, Linda, Joyce