“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this... but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Romans 12:2
About Forest Home ....................................................... 04
Locations ....................................................................... 06
Family Retreats ............................................................ 08
Home for the Holidays
Memorial Family Camp
Summer Family Camp
The CCA (Childcare Assistant) Program
Parent Child Retreats ................................................. 12
Mother & Son
Mother & Daughter
Father & Son
Father & Daughter
Father & Teen Daughter
Men's Retreats .............................................................. 16
Couples' Retreats ......................................................... 18
Fall
Winter
Retail ..................................... ........................................ 20
Women's Retreats ......................................................... 22
Women’s
Solitude
Recreation & Amenities ............................................... 23
Volunteer Opportunities ............................................. 24
Create Your Own Retreat ........................................... 26
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Lakeview
Forest Center
Ojai Valley
Creekside
Adventure Mountain
Woodlands
experiential education ................................................ 33
outdoor education ........................................................ 34
From awesome to invigorating, campers and retreat guests have used a variety of words
to describe their experience with God on the mountain at Mill Creek Canyon to the rolling
hills of Ojai Valley. One thing all guests agree upon is that you are never the same after
your visit to Forest Home.
In 2013, Forest Home will be celebrating its 75th Season of delivering life-changing
programs to children, junior high, high school, young adults and family campers. Over
the years Forest Home has hosted thousands of organizations who have selected one of
our seven camp centers in which to meet. Each year, Forest Home cares for over 60,000
guests and we cordially invite you to journey to Forest Home for this very special time in
the history of our ministry.
Today, Forest Home is one of the nation’s largest collection of Christian Camp, Retreat
and Conference Centers. So whether you are planning your first getaway with us,
would like to bring your group to Forest Home for a retreat, or are returning for a
time-honored tradition, we look forward to serving you in the name of Jesus.
ENCOUNTER JESUS.
EXPERENCE TRANSFORMATION.
ENGAGE THE WORLD.
MILL CREEK CANYON
Camp Centers: 6
Elevation: One Mile (5,280’ Above Sea Level)
Total Beds: 1,600—Dependent on configuration
Total Meeting Areas: 25 Indoor, 4 Outdoor Amphitheaters
Accommodation Types: Housing, Private Rooms w/Private Baths and Luxury Mountain Lodge
Ojai Valley
Camp Centers: 1
Elevation: 730’ Above Sea Level
Total Beds: 244—Dependent on configuration
Total Meeting Areas: 4 Indoor, 1 Outdoor Amphitheater, 3 Campfire Areas
Accommodation Types: Duplex Cabins w/Baths, Canvas Cabins/Platform Tents
With two locations, Mill Creek Canyon in the beautiful San Bernardino
Mountains, and Ojai Valley surrounded by the coastal mountain ranges
of Ventura County, Forest Home offers rest and renewal through natural
surroundings, exciting recreation, experiences of worship, times of
sanctuary and solitude and engagement with God’s Word.
Step away and enjoy fun and adventure together, with plenty of activities
to keep campers of all ages happy. Remember what really unites you as
you hear God’s Word together and become what He wants you to be as
parents, as champions for Christ at each stage of life, and as a family
AMAZING MEALS
renewed together for His purpose.
QUALITY TIME WITH KIDS
GROW IN YOUR FAITH AS A FAMILY
ADVENTURES
FREE CHILDCARE AT NIGHT
Home Holidays Retreat
for
the
in FOREST CENTER
NOVEMBER 23–25, 2012
ERIC HEARD SPEAKER
PETE SHAMBROOK MUSICIAN
Retreat Rates
Children starting at $149, and adults starting at $249. For more detailed rates or to sign your family up
for this retreat, visit our website or call 909.389.4488
Memorial Day family Retreat
MAY 24–27, 2013
DAVID TALLEY SPEAKER
in FOREST CENTER
Retreat Rates
Children starting at $135.
Adults starting at $225.
Children aged 0–2 are FREE. For more detailed
rates or to sign your family up for this retreat, visit our
website or call 909.389.4488
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKERS AND
MUSICIANS, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE,
www.foresthome.org,
F O R T H E M O S T U P T O D AT E D E TA I L S .
Summer family Camp
JUNE 16–22, 2013
in FOREST CENTER
BRENT ELDRIDGE SPEAKER
JULY 14–20, 2013
MIKE ERRE SPEAKER
Mike Erre’s life experiences have given him a tenderness that deepens his Bible teaching and reaches the hearts of his listeners. He can dig into the heart of
the matter, while still managing to bring laughter to the surface. He grew up near Columbus, Ohio, in a little town called Lexington. Mike moved to Southern
California in 1997 to pursue an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics through Talbot School of Theology. He has served in a number of churches: First
Brent Eldridge joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Lakewood in July of 2008. As Lead Pastor, Brent oversees the Executive Team of Pastors who in
Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Mariners Church and Rock Harbor Church. Mike has published four books: The Jesus of Suburbia, Why Guys Need God,
turn gives leadership to all areas of Lakewood’s ministry. His passions include strategic planning, leadership development, evangelism and teaching. Brent
Death By Church, and Why the Bible Matters. He has been an adjunct professor at Biola University and has spoken at many different colleges, conferences
is a frequent conference speaker and author of Team: Six Essentials for Building a Productive Team, recently released from Wipf and Stock Publishers. He
and retreats throughout the region.
completed a degree in Bible Exposition at The Master’s College and received a Masters of Sacred Literature from Trinity Theological Seminary. When he is
not hard at work, Brent enjoys spending time with his family, golfing with his friends, drinking coffee, running, surfing and pretty much anything that includes
being in the sunshine. Brent and his wife Kristin, along with their three young children (Jake, Cooper and Jillian), live in Long Beach, CA.
JUNE 23–29, 2013
ALBERT TATE SPEAKER
Albert Tate is an eleven-year veteran who has taught and served in variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions. In the fall of 2011, Albert and his
JULY 21–27, 2013
DENNIS KEATING SPEAKER
Dennis Keating was born in New York State into a family of nine. At the age of five, they moved to California near the Pasadena area. He was raised in a
devout Catholic family, and attended 12 years of Catholic school.
Dennis placed his personal faith in Jesus Christ after hearing the gospel at Forest Home Christian Conference Center in 1972. He received his undergraduate
degree from San Diego State University in accounting in 1975, and a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary in 1979.
family began the adventure of church planting Fellowship Monrovia in Monrovia, CA. Albert’s genuine love for the Gospel and God’s people gave him the
ingredients needed to answer the call to Monrovia. People of all ages experience the transforming power of the Gospel through his dynamic speaking, which
combines both humor and convicting challenge. Albert and his wife, LaRosa, are still honeymooning after nine years of marriage, and are proud parents of
two beautiful daughters, Zoe & Bethany, and their delightful son Isaac.
JUNE 30–JULY 6, 2013
REED JOLLEY SPEAKER
JULY 28–AUGUST 3, 2013
ERIK THOENNES SPEAKER
Erik Thoennes is an amazing Bible teacher, with an engaging presence and practical applications for daily living. He is personable and passionate about
learning to love and glorify Christ each day and helping others to do the same. He’s amazed that God saved him as a boy in Connecticut. He is blessed
by his wife Donna, who has been a faithful ministry partner since 1989. Together, they adopted their daughter Caroline from Taiwan. Erik is a pastor at
Grace Evangelical Free Church and an Associate Professor of Theology at Biola University where his love for people and desire to teach them the Bible is
Reed Jolley, a graduate of Westmont College and Denver Seminary, is a gifted speaker and writer who serves as pastor of Santa Barbara Community Church.
quenched. He has earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, as well as other degrees in biblical studies, evangelism and philosophy. He has also served as a
He is the proud husband of Lisa Jolley and father of three beautiful children. Audiences have been blessed by Reed’s messages at Family Camps, Pastor’s
professor at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Conferences, and other events all across the world, including countries like Israel, Thailand, Hungry, and Croatia. Reed is an accomplished writer, with over
thirty articles and reviews published in Christianity Today, Eternity, World, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is also a contributing author to C.S. Lewis:
Lightbearer in the Shadowlands.
JULY 7–13, 2013
MATTHEW CORK SPEAKER
Matthew Cork is an energetic speaker with an overflowing heart for the “least of these.” When Matthew brings God’s Word to life, he always finds a way
to make the lessons go home with you, where you can live out biblical truth in practical ways. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Azusa Pacific
University and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Azusa Pacific University. He is currently lead pastor of Yorba Linda Friends Church. In 2007, on a
trip to India, Matthew saw firsthand the plight of the Dalit people and the impact education can have on improving their lives. Since then, Friends Church
has launched a new vision called Global Freedom and has been instrumental in building a large number of Education Centers throughout India.
AUGUST 4–10, 2013
BOB KRANING SPEAKER
Bob Kraning was associated with Forest Home ministries for 22 years. He served as Executive Director from 1974 to 1988, and in that capacity spoke
at conferences and conventions across the United States and around the world. He is a past President of Christian Camping International, USA division.
Bob is an excellent communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His own love for the Lord and his excitement over the Word shows equally from his platform
presentations, his personal counseling, and his private life. Bob and his wife, Carol, were married in 1957. They have two sons, Kent and Kevin, who are
both married, as well as eight grandsons and one granddaughter.
Retreat Rates
Children starting at $165, and adults starting at $339. Children aged 0–2 are FREE. For more detailed rates or
to sign your family up for this retreat, visit our website or call 909.389.4488
IF YOU’RE A YOUNG WOMAN AGE 13 TO 18, APPLY ONLINE TODAY:
www.foresthome.org
If you’re a parent with your own babysitter whom you’d like to bring
along to participate, give us a call to gather the details.
How precious are the moments we focus intently on our children. Yet they often
seem too few and far between. Take a weekend away to take in the wonder
of your growing child while re-centering your relationship on Christ.
Enjoy each other and the relevant messages from God’s Word
while we take care of the rest.
FATHER & Teen DAUGHTER Retreat
in LAKEVIEW
NOVEMBER 9–11, 2012
SKIP LANGFRIED SPEAKER
Skip has served as a Pastor in a large church setting starting in 1998. His passion is to see the local
church engage fully in the great commission. Skip has been married to his wife, Lara, since 1992
and they have a teenage daughter (Madeleine) and a teenage son (Baer). Skip received a Masters of
Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1995 and is in the final stages of his Doctorate
in Ministry degree focusing on developing a spiritual formation model which will lead people into a
lifestyle of compassion towards those who are suffering. Skip believes in simple things done well and
the power of ordinary Christ followers to change the world.
BILLY KAPPEN MUSICIAN
Since he was a small child Billy Kappen has demonstrated a deep love of music. As he has grown
in his gifts and abilities he has found his love of music create opportunities to minster deeply to the
“I loved the time that my
precious daughter and I spent
making new friends and having
new adventures.”
JOHN, FATHER & DAUGHTER
hearts of others through leading worship. Billy has served Forest Home in almost every possible area
of ministry. Each tie we are treated to a unique worship experience that takes us into God’s presence.
A recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Billy continues to look for opportunities to develop a
community of worshipers.
Retreat Rates
Children starting at $199, and adults starting at $249.
For more detailed rates or to sign up for this retreat, visit our website,
www.foresthome.org,
909.389.4488
or call
Mother & SON Retreat
in FOREST CENTER
MARCH 22–24, 2013
Rhonda johnson SPEAKER
Rhonda Johnson and her husband Bob are the proud parents of 4 sons. In her role as the wife of the Sr. Pastor
at Grace Point Church in San Diego she leads a Women’s Bible Study as well as heads up retreats and counsels
and disciples women. A longtime camper at Forest Home, she now will bring her gifts and abilities, and most of
all her wisdom to help us raise our own boys!
Jared sumners MUSICIAN
Retreat Rates
Sons starting at $159.
Mothers starting at $245.
For more detailed rates or to sign up for this retreat,
call 909.389.4488 or visit our website,
www.foresthome.org
FATHER & DAUGHTER Retreat
in LAKEVIEW
APRIL 26–28, 2013
Jared Sumners (a.k.a. Padfoot) loves to worship God. Over the years he has lead worship for many youth
groups, churches, and for the campers at Forest Home. He lives in Yucaipa, California, and goes to school at
Biola University where he studies philosophy. He has been playing music with his friend Andrew Beck (a.k.a.
Sanuk) for many years. Jared is really excited to be a part of what is sure to be a life-changing experience at
Forest Home!
Andrew Beck MUSICIAN
Andrew Beck (a.k.a. Sanuk) has led worship at his school, Westmont, and at Forest Home. He is extremely
passionate about seeing others interact with God. Andrew is really excited to be a part of what is sure to be a
life-changing experience at Forest Home!
albert tate SPEAKER
Albert Tate is an eleven-year veteran who has taught and served in variety of strategic pastoral leadership
positions. In the fall of 2011, Albert and his family began the adventure of church planting Fellowship Monrovia
in Monrovia, CA. Albert’s genuine love for the Gospel and God’s people gave him the ingredients needed to
answer the call to Monrovia. People of all ages experience the transforming power of the Gospel through his
Retreat Rates
Daughters starting at $176.
Fathers starting at $259.
For more detailed rates or to sign up for this retreat,
call 909.389.4488 or visit our website,
www.foresthome.org
dynamic speaking, which combines both humor and convicting challenge. Albert and his wife, LaRosa, are still
honeymooning after nine years of marriage, and are proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Zoe & Bethany,
and their delightful son Isaac.
MICHELLE BLOOM MUSICIAN
Michelle wase the Artist-in-Residence at Westmont College, entrusted with over 40 chapels and then lead
several years of Senior Chapel at Azusa Pacific University. She is currently working on her 5th recording called
“Fields of Attention” a collection of river hymns and poem/songs that meet the growing cultural need to come
together as communities and practice slowing down. She has been invited by authors Dr. Dan Siegel of UCLA
and Jon Kabat-Zinn of Harvard to present at conferences that address the practice of being in the present
moment, cultivating mindfulness and compassion. She returns to Forest Home with a new version of Psalm 23.
Michelle lives with her family, husband Scott Nelson and son, Sawyer in Pasadena, CA.
It takes true tenacity to build a godly legacy. Work, family, church,
friends. And sometimes we are also called to be still and know that He
is God. Venture to the mountains for a weekend full of both challenge and
reflection—and time with the guys. Return home even better equipped to live
passionately for Christ in all your leadership roles.
MEN's Retreat
in FOREST CENTER
APRIL 12–14, 2013
BOB SHANK SPEAKER
At 31, Bob Shank transitioned from business to ministry and founded Priority Living, a faith-based organization serving business
men and women in the marketplace. In 1997, he launched The Master’s Program, a leadership mentoring program that has
helped thousands of leaders across North America to expose and exploit their unique Kingdom calling. Today, Bob’s compelling
look at the Word of God makes him a much sought after national speaker. Bob and Cheri have been married since 1971 and
have two adult daughters, two great sons-in-law and five near-perfect grandchildren.
“The environment here
definitely takes you away from
the distractions of the world.”
Joshua, MEN’S RETREAT
AARON BLANTON MUSICIAN
Aaron Blanton is a Grammy Nominated, 3 time Dove Award winning recording artist. After learning to play drums in his local
church, he went on to become a founding member of SONICFLOOd. In 2000, Aaron joined By the Tree as the drummer and one
of the primary songwriters, and became the lead singer in 2005. After a long history of touring and steady recording, he, along
with his family, moved to California to become the Worship Pastor at Friends Church in Yorba Linda.
Retreat Rates
Starting at $199. For more detailed rates, information regarding the speaker and
musician or to sign up for this retreat,call us at 909.389.4488 or visit our
website for the most
up to date details
www.foresthome.org
Leave behind the cares of the day for the luxury of time together.
In laughter and fun. In prayer and worship. In Biblical teaching that
offers renewed strength for your relationship with each other and with
Christ. Set your hearts anew. Reconnect and refresh.
Fall Couples Retreat
“We had so much fun as a couple.
We laughed and played and worshipped
together. It felt like when we were dating.”
Greg & Julie,
in LAKEVIEW
NOVEMBER 2–4, 2012
RON AND TINA KONKIN SPEAKERS
Founding Directors of the Relationship BootCamp and Couples Retreat, Ron & Tina Konkin have been helping to create healthy
individuals who can come together and have healthy relationships. By using the R3 principle to Reveal, Rewrite and Renew,
individuals learn to heal from the baggage in their past and move forward into a healthy future. Ron & Tina have been married
for 31 years, have 3 wonderful children and now live in Orange County, CA.
COUPLES RETREAT
jon & deanna ramsay MUSICIANS
Jon and Deanna Ramsey are recording artists who have sung on over 50 CD’s and commercial jingles, and have performed
everywhere from the Rose Bowl to NATO Headquarters in Belgium. Jon and Deanna’s ministry has taken them throughout
the U.S and Canada, as well as performing 3 months in Europe where they sang for our U.S Troops. Jon and Deanna have a
passion for worship and evangelism, and God has gifted them with incredible musical talent, which they are able to pair up
for a dynamic ministry. The Ramsey’s are based out of Orange County where Jon is a Worship Pastor at Mariners Church and
Deanna is a full time musician and mom to their 2 children.
Retreat Rates
Starting at $235 per person. For more detailed rates or to sign up for this retreat,
call us at 909.389.4488 or visit our website for the most up to date details,
www.foresthome.org
Whether you are planning a trip to Forest Home or want to remember times past the Forest
and
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select STORE at the bottom of our homepage for your next shopping trip.
Home Online Store is an ideal place to shop. Go to
Winter Couples Retreat
in FOREST CENTER
FEBRUARY 8–10, 2013
FH Fox Tee
Live from Family Camp
Dream Big
Forest Home Tumbler (blue)
Forest Home Blanket
FH Nature Tee
Pillow Pals (raccoon)
Forest Home Travel Mug
Forest Home Carabiner Mug
RON AND TINA KONKIN SPEAKERS
Founding Directors of the Relationship BootCamp and Couples Retreat, Ron & Tina Konkin have been helping to create healthy
individuals who can come together and have healthy relationships. By using the R3 principle to Reveal, Rewrite and Renew,
individuals learn to heal from the baggage in their past and move forward into a healthy future. Ron & Tina have been married
for 31 years, have 3 wonderful children and now live in Orange County, CA.
Pete Shambrook MUSICIAN
Pete Shambrook has been a worship leader and the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Rockharbor Church in Costa Mesa for 6.5
years. Serving as worship leader for Promise Keepers from 1996–2005, Pete led men in worship in stadiums and arenas across
the United States along with many conference style worship gatherings from men’s retreats to ministry conferences. Pete also
has the ability to lead gatherings of believers in intimate acoustic style worship allowing its simplicity to winsomely set the
stage for the Spirit to move in the hearts of men and women. He is a recording artist who has completed multiple projects of
both worship and contemporary genres. Pete has been married for 21 years to his wife Patti, and has three children, Dane, 17,
Connor, 14, and Sophie, 12. In his spare time Pete enjoys surfing and playing ice hockey.
Retreat Rates
Starting at $245 per person. For more detailed rates, information about the retreat speaker or to sign
up for this retreat, call us at 909.389.4488 or visit our website for the most up to date details,
www.foresthome.org
WOMEN's Retreat
NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 2, 2012
Veola Vazquez SPEAKER
MICHELLE BLOOM MUSICIAN
MARCH 1–3, 2013
We sometimes forget to fill ourselves up in order to
pour ourselves out upon others. Surround yourself
with the beauty of God’s creation and the camaraderie
JODI HICKERSON SPEAKER
MANDIE PINTO MUSICIAN
APRIL 12–14, 2013
JODI HICKERSON SPEAKER
MANDIE PINTO MUSICIAN
WOMEN's SOLITUDE Retreat
JANUARY 7–9, 2013
MANDIE PINTO MUSICIAN
of women who share your journey. Be renewed by the
teaching of God’s Word, the pampering absence of
tasks, and the prayerful time of serenity and worship.
VEOLA VAZQUEZ SPEAKER
Dr. Veola Vazquez has her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, which is part of Biola University.
After many years there as a professor, Veola and her husband, Carlos, settled in Riverside where she began another journey
of education called Motherhood! Veola has homeschooled her 2 young sons, Luke and Mark, for a number of years while
continuing her teaching, writing, and mentoring of women.
Retreat Rates
Starting at $215. Solitude Retreat starting at $250.
For more detailed rates or to sign up for this retreat,
call us at 909.389.4488 or visit our website,
www.foresthome.org
“It has offered healing from the past
and hope for the future. It is bringing
me back to comtemplative prayer.”
JODI HICKERSON SPEAKER
Jodi Hickerson has a full life! She is the wife of the Senior Pastor at Mission Church in Ventura, she is raising three active
daughters, and happens to also be in full-time ministry! She has much to share with us on how the truth of God’s word not
only impacts our daily life but makes it rich and full of joy. Jodi is a vibrant Bible teacher and adds practical application to her
teaching though her transparency and down to earth presentation.
Sue, WOMEN’S SOLITUDE RETREAT
MANDIE PINTO MUSICIAN
Mandie was born and raised in Southern California. At the age of eight she began taking piano lessons and subsequently
ventured into voice training. At the age of 14, she felt the call to minister through music. Since then she has independently
recorded and released six solo albums in the last 15 years. Mandie is currently the Worship Team Leader at Real Life Church
in Santa Clarita, California. She lives with her husband, Jeremy, to whom she has been happily married to for over four years,
and their precious daughter Bridgette Claire, who was born in April 2009.
MICHELLE BLOOM MUSICIAN
Michelle wase the Artist-in-Residence at Westmont College, entrusted with over 40 chapels and then lead several years of
Senior Chapel at Azusa Pacific University. She is currently working on her 5th recording called “Fields of Attention” a
collection of river hymns and poem/songs that meet the growing cultural need to come together as communities and
practice slowing down. She has been invited by authors Dr. Dan Siegel of UCLA and Jon Kabat-Zinn of Harvard to
present at conferences that address the practice of being in the present moment, cultivating mindfulness and
compassion. She returns to Forest Home with a new version of Psalm 23. Michelle lives with her family, husband
Scott Nelson and son, Sawyer in Pasadena, CA.
A wonderful part of unplugging from life and retreating at Forest Home is
engaging in new experiences and taking time to have fun with family and
Soak in the beautiful surroundings as you
friends without distractions. From zip lines to a gaming room full of board and
serve with your time and talent. At Forest
table games, fun is a part of the Forest Home experience.
Home, we’re grateful for all the volunteers who
Our guests love relaxing with one another over a warm cup of coffee at Forest
Home’s cozy Stagecoach Coffee House or experiencing their very own version
of Food vs. Man by devouring the massive Adventure Mtn. Sundae. Amenities
at Forest Home include:*
California's Only Sky Trail Ropes Course • Hiking
• Multi-level Climbing Walls • Archery
• The Newest in Zip Lines• Trout Pond
• Lake Mears• Blobbing
• Swimming Pools• Mud Bowl
• Meeting Rooms for All Size Groups • Snow Run
• Audio Visual Equipment and Technicians
• Basketball
• The Stagecoach Coffee House • Crafts
• The Clubhouse Snack Shack • Volleyball
• An 18-Hole Miniature Golf Course • Disc Golf
• Campfires• Kayaking
• Waterslide & More
•
*The Amenities vary from season to
season and at each camp center
partner with us in ministry. Whether they get their
gloves dirty in the ground or contribute through healthcare
or administration, they are part of the amazing work God
is doing here. Take a look at these opportunities, and
contact us to sign up or learn more.
Volunteer Day
at Mill Creek
canyon
NOVEMBER 3, 2012
MAY 4, 2013
Youth groups, small groups, families and individuals welcome.
UPKEEPERS
at OJAI
VALLEY
MARCH 22–24, 2013
A work weekend for families, small groups, and individuals.
Help
Prepare Forest Home for spring and fall ministry—sign up for Volunteer Days
with Ken Mortenson ([email protected]) or Upkeepers at Ojai with Sharon
Temple ([email protected]).
Can't make the Volunteer Days or Upkeepers but still want to help? Contact Shelly
Mutch ([email protected]) for other opportunities throughout the
year. Include your name, contact info and what skills you’d like to volunteer.
Your Event. Our Complete Support.
There’s nothing like having even the subtlest of needs anticipated. You’re not just being cared for. You know you are truly
cared about. At Forest Home, we feel blessed to help make the purpose of each guest retreat a memorable reality to every
participant. We go above and beyond to serve our guests so they will take with them the prevailing sense that they have
been uniquely freed to meet with God.
Imagine being tasked with the planning but still being able to enjoy your event. It all begins with your own personal planner
who will take you from start to finish. Learning your needs and nuances. Understanding your goals. Noting every detail. And
of course keeping you informed along the way.
YOUR PERSONAL PLANNER WILL:
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The Largest Collection of Camp,
Retreat and Conference Centers
in Southern California
• Pray over your event before, during and after your stay.
• Rally an entire team of committed believers on your behalf.
• Carefully plan activities and schedules – menus/meals, recreation, meetings, crafts & more.
• Secure lodging to meet your group’s specific needs. (And even list cabin assignments as desired)
• Create a “what to bring” list specific to your participants and goals.
• Help with collection of required health and first aid forms.
• Coordinate to be sure your meeting space is set up just right.
• Provide audio/visual equipment and tech support.
• Be available during your entire event to troubleshoot as needed.
• Offer the continuity of remaining your planner on the next visit.
Rates vary by camp center, housing style,
day of the week, and size of the group. Call
for a free Guest Group proposal today!
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Broad View. Big Picture.
At Forest Home, you won’t just enjoy the amazing scenery. You can appreciate that the features and activities you see
around you are also included in the cost of your stay. We know how important it is to keep a budget in line while
meeting diverse needs and interests.
—What’s Included—
->LODGING: from canvas tents or bunks to deluxe rooms, we’ll match your group to
just the right spot.
->MEALS: Not your typical camp food. We’ll create a menu sure to please the palates.
->EXCITING RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES: The Challenge Course, Mini-Golf,
Disc Golf, Hiking, Pool or Lake (weather permitting), adventures at Mill Creek, The
Den (gaming area) and The Clubhouse
Lakeview is a beautiful site overlooking Mears Lake and
The largest of our seven camp centers, Forest Center is a
nestled in the riparian (riverbank dwelling) region on the
premiere location in Mill Creek Canyon in the San Bernardino
sunny north side of the San Bernardino Mountain Valley. Enjoy
Mountains. Enjoy easy access to some of Forest Home’s
a variety of meeting spaces amid pine trees and beautiful
best amenities and meeting spaces, including Hormel Hall,
mile-high scenery, including Sermon on the Mount Chapel.
Stagecoach Coffee Co., The Den, mini-golf, the Craft Center,
Lakeview is closest to our famed Challenge Course as well as
the Clubhouse and water activities when weather permits.
a playing field and the Mudbowl.
Forest Center has both Standard and Preferred housing
Lakeview has comfortable cabin accommodations, with bunk
beds during the summer and guests bringing their own bedding
and linens. During our non-summer seasons, all room are
considered preferred, with their own bathrooms, linens and
towels included.
GUEST CAPACITY
Summer (mid-May thru mid-September):
268
Non-Summer (mid-September thru mid-May):
130
for Custom Retreats, and is our best camp center for
family retreats.
GUEST CAPACITY
800
As it’s name suggests, Creekside is nestled near Mill Creek
Our Ojai Valley location is nestled in an area of ravines
with all its beautiful pine and riverbank surroundings. From
and gentle hills spotted with many shady oak trees. Warm
hot summers to snowy winters, we are blessed to experience
days and cool nights are the norm all year long, with gentle
all four seasons here. Creekside contains a variety of indoor
afternoon sea breezes that offer summertime relief. This
and outdoor meeting spaces and features including the
beautiful ranch-style camp center has fantastic dining and
Trout Pond, the Ga-Ga Pit, and a large field. Dining is hosted
a variety of meeting spaces and recreation, from a climbing
indoors.
wall and zip lines to offsite surf classes* and body boarding
by special request. Ojai Valley is also a popular spot for our
Guests to Creekside can choose from two styles of housing:
Dorm style for an even greater sense of community, or
regular cabin style.
GUEST CAPACITY
250
EXPED, experiential science education, program.
All housing features bunk beds in platform tents and cabins.
GUEST CAPACITY
Summer (mid-March thru mid-September):
244
Non-Summer (mid-September thru mid-March):
100
*for an additional cost
Adventure Mountain is nestled in a conifer region
The Woodlands is a luxury lodge surrounded by a
of the southern San Bernardino Mountains covered
pine-crested rocky outcrop overlooking the North San
with pine trees and beautiful rocky terrain. The
Bernardino Mountains and Mill Creek. Enjoy the feel
camp center is true to its name, offering a rugged
of a private bed and breakfast, with spectacular views
safari experience with popular features like the
and incredible food prepared by a personalized chef.
treehouse, an outdoor amphitheater, large playing
Gather around the large stone hearth for conversation,
field, and canopy dining.
or venture out to soak in some beautiful creation. From
hot summers to snowy winters, all four seasons show
Platform tents and bunk beds keep with the rustic
their colors here.
charm of this distinctive camp center.
GUEST CAPACITY
252
Seven private rooms have their own private baths, with
all linens and towels provided.
GUEST CAPACITY
14–24
EXPED is a customizable, experiential education program designed to give
5th-7th grade students the opportunity to learn through interactive classes in
an outdoor setting. This experience broadens a student’s total education and
creates a sense of wonder at the intricacies of the natural world.
Students move from the classroom to the great outdoors, where lessons come
Curriculum is focused
and based on california
educational standards,
primarily 4th–7th grade
alive. Forest Home provides students a safe opportunity to take steps of courage
as they overcome challenges, deepen friendships and build a framework for a
lifelong learning in the outdoors.
Forest Home's Diverse EcoSystem
Forest Home’s two campuses, from Ojai Valley 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean
to Mill Creek Canyon in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains, educators are
impressed with some of the most diverse ecosystems in Southern California.
ACCOMMODATIONS
• Housing at the Ojai Valley site includes canvas-sided platform
tents with 8 beds in each with bathhouses nearby.
• Mill Creek Canyon offers camp centers with rustic cabins.
EXPED is a valuable experience for 5th–7th grade students whose teachers
want them to have this extraordinary experience or Home School students who
Public & Private education
typically would not have this opportunity.
As the largest collection of Camps in Southern California, the Forest Home grounds
Students attending classes and activities in Forest Home’s EXPED program
are spread over ravines and plateaus with elevation changes and ecosystems.
work in small groups and attend classes and activities in rotation.
Forest Home Ojai Valley is nestled in an area of gentle hills spotted with shady oak
trees. The Mill Creek Canyon site is attractive to Outdoor Educators from dense
forests to high desert mountain terrain.
Public and Private Schools and School Districts looking for a place to deliver their
Outdoor Education Program are invited to tour of our diverse camp centers.
Call Today and Schedule Your Tour of Forest Home
909.389.4404
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
(vary for each program)
Large Group
Sessions
• BASKET WEAVING
• CAMPFIRE SONGS & TALES
• EDIBLE PLANTS
• SENSORY NIGHT HIKE
• NATURAL HISTORY HIKE
• ASTRONOMY NIGHT HIKE
• TIE-DYE CHEMISTRY
• TEAM BUILDING CHALLENGES
• HAND DRUMMING
• A VISIT FROM THE OJAI RAPTOR
CENTER (Ojai Camp Center)
• ZIP LINE
• CLIMBING WALL
Reserve Your EXPED Spot Today By Calling:
805.715.6060
“The staff is caring and respectful, while providing
an amazing outdoor ed experience.”
5TH GRADE TEACHER, SHERIDAN WAY ELEMENTARY
“I loved almost everything there: the cabins,
the hikes, the staff and the classes.”
ASHLYN, 5TH GRADE STUDENT
“The week we all shared at camp will
stay with me for a long, long time.”
BRADLEY, 5TH GRADE STUDENT
Forest Home.
This is a place where many
have heard the whispers of God and been moved
to big things for His Glory. When you visit
Forest Home, you will quickly learn why
Dr. Billy Graham called this ministry the
greatest Christian Camp in America.
Henrietta Mears founded Forest Home in
1938 on an inspired dream. Her passion
for sharing Christ resulted in enormous things
for the Kingdom.
“I doubt if any other woman outside of my wife
“Dr. Henrietta Mears was truly one of the
and mother has had such a marked influence one
great women of the twentieth century and one
me...Miss Mears is certainly one of the greatest
of the greatest influences of my life.”
Christians I have ever known.”
Dr. Billy Graham,
Dr. BILL BRIGHT,
BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST
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