We don’t need to remind you that Christmas is just around the corner. You’re already balancing budgets, tracking travel itineraries, and checking your list twice. But even in this hectic holiday season, there is still time to stop and soak in what the season is really all about – faith and family.
Bring your family to Home for the Holidays 2013 at Forest Home for a special time of renewal, recreation and tradition. We’ll prepare your meals and daily schedule so that you and your family can enjoy great Biblical teaching and times of fun and adventure you will never forget.
We are excited to welcome Greg Harris as our speaker. Known for his strong Biblical teaching, Greg is passionate that all families find a place of authentic, Christ-centered connection in their communities and live for a greater purpose. Greg is the senior pastor of Olive Branch Community Church in Corona, where he lives with his wife, Theressa, and their four children.
Ryan Knight will be leading us in a time of musical worship. It is Ryan’s desire to lead people into the presence of God, bringing Him glory not only through song but through our lives lifted in worship. He serves as the Worship Director at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita. He and his wife, Lori, have devoted their lives to ministry and serving the Kingdom.
Children starting at $140, and adults starting at $230. For more detailed rates and other information, visit our website, www.foresthome.org today!
Our 2014 Summer Family Camp Season is expected to fill to capacity with the confirmation of some of America’s top Bible Teachers, International Evangelists and Family, Parent and Marriage Experts.
“We decided to return to the two speaker format and the group of distinguished speakers, like Alistair Begg, Will Graham and John Trent, the Lord has called to teach during Family Camp next year is incredible,” shared Executive Director, Gary Wingerd. “No matter which week our families attend, their world is going to be rocked.”
Families who register before the end of September will receive 2013 pricing for 2014 Family Camp, avoiding the price increase on October 1, 2013.
Wingerd continued, “We recently named Gina Vildibill our new Director of Family Ministries and this extraordinary servant leader and her staff are already busy creating an dynamic program for families next year.”
Forest Home’s vision is for all campers to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, explore the Word of God, pursue God’s call on their lives, engage in Christ-centered relationships, and connect with God through His creation. To support this vision, we took steps of faith to upgrade our camp facilities and recreation options.
We prayed this winter that God would do something so incredible that it could only be attributable to Him…. and He did. Not only did He provide funding and contractors to complete our needed projects, but He also led five of these contractors to surrender their lives to Him during the process! Thank you, Lord, for your amazing grace!
The Lord allowed for us to complete the new pool that families and children have enjoyed this summer! The new splash pad is in the middle of construction and will be ready for summer 2014!
We also completed several recreation upgrades, including:
• The new children’s play area, Boulder Junction, inside Canyon Park
• Renovations to the miniature golf course
• A new Forest Center grass field and children’s play area
• A new Prayer Trail
In addition, we updated cabins with:
• New mattresses
• New bedspreads
• New shower caddies, window fans and towel hooks
Finally, we’ve made two big changes in our retail department:
• We’ve installed a new grill in the Clubhouse for hamburgers and artisan sandwiches
• We’ve added a new retail location with an expanded collection of Outfitters apparel
We invite you to visit again soon and enjoy all that the Lord has provided for Forest Home!
Some of the most dynamic Christian Speakers in America are coming to Forest Home in 2014, and we want to provide our 2013 Family Camp families the first opportunity to make reservations.
Between now and August 16, 2013, any family with paid Family Camp reservations for 2013 can register for any 2014 Family Camp week. Only after August 16 will we begin taking registration from others.
Speakers announced so far include: Will Graham, Billy Graham’s oldest grandson and world evangelist; Alistair Begg, considered one of the finest Bible teachers in the world; John Trent, one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on marriage, parenting and family relationships and a bestselling author; Bob Botsford, Testify’s daily radio program speaker and 30 Days of Building a Better Family author; and two of the fastest rising young pastors in American evangelical circles, Mike Erre and Albert Tate.
We are still adding speakers for the remainder of the 2014 summer, but we know that we will be quickly filling Family Camp slots with the extraordinary speakers already booked. We want our faithful 2013 Family Campers to be given the opportunity to book for next year before the general public.
If you have already rebooked for 2014 and would like to change the week you are planning to attend, no problem. Just give our Program Reservation Team a call at 909.389.4488.
Thank you for your continued support of the ministries of Forest Home, and we look forward to seeing you at Family Camp next year.
The new swimming pool in Forest Center has received the County’s final approval this week and we hope you can join us for a plunge.
Between now and August 16, 2013 we invite you to return to Forest Home for a swim. Below is the new Forest Center Swimming Pool’s hours. If you are able to come up for a swim, simply check in at the Roundhouse. They will provide you and your family a wristband which will give you entry into the pool for the day.
We realize it was a disappointment that the pool was not open when you were at camp this year and do hope you can enjoy another day away at Forest Home this summer. For those of you who are out of state, we know you won’t be returning to California just for a swim, but if your summer travels bring you back to Southern California we do hope you can drop by in the next few weeks.