Metaphors be with You

Saturday, August 10 — Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Deans: Barbara Leigh Shields and Cyndy Leigh

Ministers in Residence: Rev. Tom Owen-Towle and

Rev. Carolyn Owen-Towle

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away to Camp de Benneville Pines?


Retreat to the beauty of our mountain camp where UU’s and like-minded friends share experiences and refresh their souls. Swimming, hiking, crafting, singing, star gazing, socializing, learning, and more—it’s all happening during your “Summer Break”.

Adult Summer Camp 2019 keynote speaker Carolyn Bohler, PhD, is a writer, theology professor, and minister. She will help us consider the impact of metaphors that have shaped our perceptions and decisions. By redefining certain metaphors, we can find deeper meaning in our hearts, relationships, and understanding of the Divine. Meet with Carolyn Bohler and others to participate in deep dive discussions. Click here to read more about Carolyn Bohler.

Each morning, camp chaplain Rev. Carolyn Owen-Towle will lead us in creative worship.

Later in the day, Rev. Tom Owen-Towle will present “Revisioning the 10 Commandments for 2019,” and guide spiritual discussion in the beautiful outdoor pavilion.

During the afternoons, you will create your own schedule. Join author Chris Epting as he regales campers with stories and leads us in writing workshops. Try your hand at an art project. Learn about forest critters. Discover new approaches to nutrition. In the evenings you will relax under the stars and enjoy storytelling and music in the amphitheater.

Our UU Choir Camp, Singing in the Pines, will be happening concurrently with Summer Break Camp. Participants are invited to attend Summer Break events when choir practice is not in session.

Early bird registration ends June 30, 2019. This camp sells out quickly so register early to be sure you get in!


Base price: $515 per person

Craig’s Cabin: An additional $60/person for double bed accommodation, and an additional $50/person twin bunk accommodation

Cabin 6: An additional $40/person

Double Beds (Cabin 5, 7 and 8): An additional $40/person, per persons required

Early Bird Special Discount: Register by June 30, 2019 and receive a $15 discount

Submit registration with a $75/person non-refundable deposit, full balance due one week before start of camp. No refunds will be allowed after Check-in begins on first day of camp.

For general information, contact Janet James, Executive Director, or call (909) 435-6298.

For information on 2019 UU Summer Break Camp for Adults, contact Barbara Shields, Dean,

For information on registration, contact Laura Chamberlin, Registrar, or call (909) 794-2928.