Where will the camp take place?
This year camp will take place in Idyllwild, CA. Located at 5300 feet in the picturesque San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild Pines is minutes away from the town of Idyllwild, scenic hiking trails and within driving distance of major Southern California cities. The camp offers many activities including swimming, campfires, volleyball, basketball, hiking, ropes course and other incredible activities!
What ages are able to attend?
SoCal Camp is a summer camp for students from 6th-12th grade.
How are the rooming situations?
Students will be in rooms of 8-12 students. There will be only girls with girls and guys with guys and we will have leaders assigned to each room. We will also divide the rooms by age groups as best as possible. Middle School students will be in rooms with Middle Schoolers, and same for High School students.
What do the students need to bring?
We ask that all students to bring a small suitcase and a personal bag only. For more details on what to bring see the "Packing List" below in our resources.
Are cell phones/ devices allowed at camp?
Like most camps, we strongly encourage campers to leave cell phones and devices at home but leave the final decision to each church's Youth Leader/ Director. Our goal is not to enforce unnecessary rules but to eliminate distractions so students are able to fully engage and experience all that God has for them while at the same time realizing that students may use their devices for YouVersion, note taking and to take pictures. Regardless, we ask that all students honor their leaders by following the guidelines they set.
What not to bring:
All handheld games are prohibited, as well as drugs, alcohol, firearms, tobacco, knives and fireworks.
How do I contact a camper, how does a camper contact me?
We recommend you get the contact info of your home church's Youth Leader should you need to contact your camper. You can also call Idyllwild Pines office at (951) 659-2605. If your student needs to contact you, any leader at SoCal Camp will have a phone they can use.