Registration for Camp de Benneville is Open!

"The mountains are calling..." -John Muir

After a year’s hiatus, UU Santa Monica’s family camp is back! UUSM will host its fall weekend at Camp de Benneville Pines on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 17, 18, and 19, 2021. For all campers’ safety, COVID precautions will be in place. We have a unique advantage in that our church is a member congregation of the Pacific Southwest District that owns Camp de Benneville. The mid-September weekend that has been our private slice of time will continue to flourish as a moment for people to slow down, unplug, and spend some time together in the woods.

Director Janet James tells us that the Camp Board has decided that “only people who have been vaccinated will be allowed to come up to camp this fall…. We will hold our numbers to 66.” So register early! Further, “proof of vaccination has to be into camp one week prior to arrival.” This will mean that “a person will have to have their final shot with enough lead time to make it to camp and be safe.”

Regarding families with kids under 12, Camp Director Janet reluctantly says thWorshiping in the Pinesat “if vaccines become available this summer for younger children, then those children who are vaccinated are welcome to attend camp. Hard to predict anything right now.”

For a flash back to our last gathering at de Benneville—and an amazing photo gallery—visit “Notes on Camp 2019.” Then register for the 2021 festivities.

Register for Camp de Benneville Pines

Note the Comments section at the end of the form, which might be especially useful in this unusual year. Please tell us about special circumstances. We want to hear from you!

Email our amazing Camp Ministry volunteers at uucamp@uusm.org with any questions. Hope to see you “up the mountain.”

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