UUSM Weekend at Camp de Benneville Pines Is Sept. 16 to 18

de Benneville Pines weekend

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UU Santa Monica Church Camp at de Benneville Pines

Friday to Sunday, September 16 to 18

Dear UU Santa Monica Church Community,

Great news: We will have the annual weekend at our beloved Camp de Benneville Pines! Let’s venture to beautiful Angeles National Forest near Big Bear and refresh our spirits in the mountains.

Camp de Benneville Pines is a rustic, forested retreat 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 the weekend of September 16th to 18th, beginning with dinner on Friday, is dedicated to UU Santa Monica.

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.

Sundays after the Worship Service, look for the de Benneville Pines poster in the Courtyard and talk to planning committee members in person, even sign up then and there. 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! 

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.

Contact us with questions, concerns, program ideas and offers.

The mountains are calling. Let’s go!

Amy, Karl, Sunni, Judith, Chela, Larry, Greg, Linda, Joyce

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