There are many opportunities for adults to participate in camping experiences at de Benneville Pines throughout the year.

Welcome to the 2024 Adult Camp Season!

Forest scene with trees leaning over a meandering pond of crystal blue water.



UU Women’s Retreat

We Are Magic!

May 3 – 5, 2024

 A talented team from Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be coordinating the gathering.

Come, come whoever and however you are! Spend an enchanted weekend up in our beloved mountain retreat. Let’s explore, express, and exchange the magic that resides deep inside each of us. Bring your perfectly imperfect selves and maybe your hiking boots, yoga mat, journal, knitting needles, earbuds or any tool you use to find magic. What will be revealed to you?

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Yoga & Whole Living Camp

Creating Sacred Space

May 17 – 19, 2024

2024 is already feeling like it’s going to be a year of stepping out of our comfort zones and creating a new and better “normal” for ourselves. To make the most of this heightened energy, we’re going to explore the idea of creating sacred space in our lives.

So, what does this look like? It could include clearing clutter from our lives. It could mean creating opportunities to fill our spaces with meaningful experiences. It could mean making space for our most important priorities. It could lead us to acknowledge the presence of sacred space in our inner landscape, as well as outside in our homes and in our environment.

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Summer Break Camp for Adults & Singing in the Pines

 August 8 – 12, 2024

Embark on a transformative five day/four-night retreat amidst the tranquil embrace of nature, led by acclaimed author Peter Bolland, and facilitated by Rev. Dr. Tom Owen-Towle, Malcolm Hawkes, and Chris Epting.

With this year’s theme, Walking the Seven Stone Path, we will delve into Peter Bolland’s illuminating new book, The Seven Stone Path: An Everyday Journey to Wisdom. The book distills the universal insights of the world’s wisdom traditions into seven core ideas:  acceptance, surrender, engagement, allowance, enjoyment, love, and integration – guiding us towards deeper self-awareness and understanding. Over the week of workshops and discussions, deep under the spell of the serenity of Camp de Benneville Pines, we’ll feel our innate wisdom rising through the cracks of our own lives.

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Art Camp 4 Grown-ups

September 5 – 10, 2024

 This Artist Retreat for adults is truly special!  Experienced and novice artists alike have the chance to enjoy a six-day respite from their everyday lives in the splendor of the forest. Taught by talented, passionate, professional artists who build on their lessons over the week, Art-Campers choose one Intensive art module as their 5-day focus.  These classes are limited in size to provide individual attention and to accommodate the medium’s venue. Class atmosphere is supportive of the creative process, accommodating all levels of proficiency.

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Music in the Mountains Folk Music Retreat
November 1 – 3, 2024

Join us to experience the traditions of acoustic music in a weekend filled with music and singing of blues, folk, country, gospel, and classic rock. Set at 6,800 feet above sea level in the San Bernardino Mountains, this crisp fall weekend is the perfect place to sing, play and meet other musicians from all over Southern California. All types and levels of acoustic musical instruments are welcome. Tentative workshops for the weekend are harmony singing, song writing, guitar basics, sing along sessions, banjo history, song sharing, choral workshop and a guided meditation session.

Headlining this year’s retreat is internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, Evan Marshall.

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