About this retreat

Ready to slide down a snow-covered tube run? Encounter Jesus? Deepen friendships with students in your youth group?

Junior High Winter Camp is THE place for your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade campers to get away from the academic and social pressures of Junior High and instead focus on their identity in Christ and place in God’s family of believers. During a 3-day weekend of camp running Friday through Sunday, students will discover who God has made them to be through teaching from God’s Word, small group discussions, and relevant worship.

Of course, no Winter Camp is complete without the fun! Creative games and interactive team challenges ensure there is never a dull moment. Campers have the freedom to explore the many seasonal recreation options at Forest Home all weekend long. (Hot chocolate at Stagecoach, Zip lining through the trees, or Phase Ten by the fireplace, anyone?) Campers will enjoy living in community, making new friends, and creating memories that will give them confidence as they navigate the changes and challenges that middle school so often brings.

Dates: January 12 - January 15, 2018

Rates: $135 (Counselor) / $269 (Camper)

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Speaker: Joe Barsha

Speaker: Joe Barsha

Joe Barsha is the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at La Mirada Christian Church in La Mirada, California. He has over a decade of full-time youth ministry experience, working with students ranging from 6th grade to young adults. Most recently, he was the Director Junior High Ministries at Forest Home, working with 2,300+ Jr Highers and counselors each summer for 4 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry from Hope International University (’06) and a Master’s Degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (’13). Joe speaks at several youth camps, conferences, and chapels, providing a message of hope and salvation intertwined with his own personal stories. 

Joe and his wife Rachel have been married for 10 years and have two young children, Emma and RJ. They enjoy Orange County, it’s beautiful beaches, as well as Ducks Hockey and Angels Baseball.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Natalie Cook

Program Director of High School Ministries

PHONE: 909.389.2230
EMAIL: nataliec@foresthome.org

Ashley Renfroe

Reservations Associate

PHONE: 909.389.4465
EMAIL: ashleyr@foresthome.org

HOUSING

Winter Camp Housing:

Housing is assigned based off of the size of a group and other factors. A mix of twin and bunk beds. Bed and bath linens are not provided.

RATES

Camper Cabins
Church Group$269
Church Counselor$135

Payment Guidelines:

All deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of registration.

Payment Deadlines:

• The full balance is due no later than one month prior to the retreat
• Any cancellation within 30 days forfeits full payment
• At the discretion of Forest Home, prices are subject to change at any time
• If you are a church or group and have signed a contract, please refer to your contract for payment guidelines

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