About this retreat

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

Junior High/High School Combo Winter Camp is THE place for your 6-12th grade campers to get away from the academic and social pressures 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: February 2 - February 4, 2018

Rates: $108 (Counselor) / $215 (Camper)

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Speaker: Joel Dunn

Worship: Brett Stratemeyer

Speaker: Joel Dunn

Joel was born and raised in Burbank, California. He found his calling into ministry just out of high school when he began leading worship for students at Forest Home under the camp name “Geronimo”. His love for youth grew as he spent 12 years ministering to students in the Youth Ministry realm. He has written for DYM and has been in a Youth Cartel Co-hort. He loves his wife Shannon, who Joel met while working together at camp, so you better believe he loves Forest Home! They have been married for 6 years. Joel is a Disneyland fanatic, enjoys running,
hiking, and a good burrito. Joel and Shannon had their first child, Penelope, a year ago and are loving every moment of being parents to her. Joel, Shannon, and Penelope live in Malibu CA where Joel is the Youth Pastor at Malibu Presbyterian Church and Joel is thrilled to be speaking
at his Forest Home away from Home.

Worship: Brett Stratemeyer

My name is Brett Stratemeyer. I was born and raised in Calabasas, California. I like music most of the time. I like short walks on the beach, if the walk is too long I get tired. I like surfing but not surfers. I really like Jesus.


Kelsey Copeland

Program Manager of Junior High Ministries

EMAIL: kelsey.copeland@foresthome.org

Ashley Renfroe

Reservations Associate

PHONE: 909.389.4465
EMAIL: ashleyr@foresthome.org


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.


Camper Cabins
Church Group$215
Church Counselor$108

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