40000 Valley of the Falls Drive
Forest Falls, CA 92339

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What are camperships?

Camperships provide financial assistance needed for children, youth and families to experience the life-changing power of the Gospel at Forest Home. Find out more below.

Olive Crest

Forest Home is the perfect fit: a combination of a well thought out, perfectly executed ministry — combined with true human connection and genuine relationship building.

– Chaplain Frank Fried

In 1986, Chaplain Frank Fried began bringing at-risk foster youth from Olive Crest to summer camp at Forest Home. Camperships make it possible for Olive Crest youth to attend camp, hear the Gospel and make a life-changing decision to follow Jesus — forever shaping the course of their future.

Partnership with LAPD

In 2012, Officer Jesse Ruiz called Forest Home to ask if funds could be provided to help bring 10 kids from Watts to summer camp. Since then, a total of 262 kids from Watts have experienced a week of camp and heard the Gospel. Next summer, the plan is to bring the largest group of kids to camp ever! Forest Home provides specially-trained counselors to minister to these kids. Camperships make it possible for kids to learn about the Gospel and share the love of Christ with their families. 

If you win over the youth and change their mindset — they’ll eventually help change the mindset of their parents.

– Jesse Ruiz

Inner City Outreach



Most of the inner city kids that come to Forest Home have never been to a camp and never even been to the mountains. By bringing them to Forest Home, we have the opportunity to have them see God’s creation and to share with them the Gospel message.  Every one of them will learn that there is a God in heaven who loves them more than they could possibly imagine.