UUSM Camp deBenneville Pines Weekend

UUSM De Benneville Pines Camp

Each year, UUCCSM members and friends flock to Camp deBenneville Pines, an idyllic rustic paradise two hours east of Santa Monica (if you leave at the right time on Friday) for our all-church retreat, usually during the month of September.  Join us for a weekend of reveling in nature, ping pong tournaments, dam building, s'mores, tie-dying and sing-along versions of every ‘60s song you know (or don’t).  

Singles, couples and families young and old enjoy clean mountain air, lots of activities, great camp food and fellowship.  Rustic heated cabins are clean and comfortable, with indoor plumbing and hot showers, for "roughing it, gently." 


Registration Is Open
UU Santa Monica Church Camp at de Benneville Pines
New Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 22, 23, 24
Dear UU Santa Monica Church Community,
Good news:  our church camp was postponed but not cancelled. We will have a weekend at our beloved de Benneville Pines after all! 
Our September 17 to 19 weekend became unavailable as a result of a US Forest Service order to close the National Forests for public safety. However, soon, that fire restriction will be lifted.  So we’ll gather in person at church camp the weekend of October 22, 23, 24.  
You can still register online HERE. And we hope you will.
Things are flexible. Sign up now, and if it turns out you can’t come, we’ll understand.  We are here to hold each other through this time. If you want to come to camp, let us know. We want this to happen.
Note the Comments section at the end of the registration form, which might be especially useful in this unusual year. Please tell us about special circumstances. We want to hear from you!  
If you already registered, that’s still valid, and any money that you have put down is still there! Proof of vaccination will still be required for all participants.  
Questions, concerns, offers: email us at debenneville@uusm.org. Let’s venture to beautiful Angeles National Forest near Big Bear — just 100 miles from 18th and Arizona — and refresh our spirits in the mountains. 
Amy, Karl, Sunni, Judith, Chela, Larry, Greg, Linda, Joyce
September 14, 2021



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