Music in the Mountains

Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3, 2024

Early arrival: Thursday, October 31st

Dean: Janice Gelencser

Headliner: Evan Marshall


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. There are workshops for instrument players and singers and those who wish may perform in the Saturday Night Concert. For folks who do not play an instrument, there are opportunities to sing along or just listen to the many talented musicians. There is also plenty of time for relaxing in the lodge by the warm fireplace and spending time outside in the crisp autumn air.

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.

* Music in the Mountains’ Headliner *

The headliner this year will be Evan Marshall, an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso who makes one mandolin sound like several mandolins performing together in a style of classical American Folk traditions. His unique solo mandolin performance combines bass lines, chords, rhapsodic runs and tremolo melodies. Evan has performed with prestigious Symphony Orchestras all over the United States, appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and was a featured soloist at Disneyland for nearly 20 years performing his signature William Tell Overture: Finale. He will lead two workshops on Saturday: “how fiddlers improvise tunes” and “how to practice an instrument effectively.”

Even if you have no talent but love to listen to great music, you will want to come and enjoy the comfortable facilities, great food, wonderful ambiance, and great music from morning ‘til night. Six delicious meals, lodging and workshops are included in the registration price. Early arrival day is available on Thursday, October 31st for an extra $25 with no meals or activities scheduled.

Pricing Information

Camp de Benneville Pines has moved to a self-selecting sliding fee scale. Level 1 is our minimum cost, Level 2 is what it takes for us to meet our needs and Level 3 helps to offset costs and supports Camp’s scholarship fund.

Camper Type Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Camper age 19+ $185 $200 $225

Pricing includes lodging, all meals, activities, and supplies. A $75 per person non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration. Full balance due one week before the start of camp. No refunds will be allowed after check-in begins on the first day of camp. Electronic invoices will be sent out periodically, allowing partial or full payment, until payment in full is received.


Camp de Benneville Pines welcomes you to a peaceful night’s rest in one of seven sleeping cabins. The cabins are scattered throughout our beautiful property, surrounded by forest, and walking distance from all camp activities and other buildings. Each cabin is distinctively decorated with a mountain theme. All offer rustic comfort.

Cabins host between three and nine sleeping rooms and two to three communal bathrooms. Standard accommodation includes twin bunk beds, and there are optional cabin upgrades for cabins with kitchens and living room areas, as well as rooms with double beds, or a combination of the two. Cabin upgrades are limited so register early.

Experience the joy of togetherness in our cozy cabin retreats, where each family is provided a private room to create their own haven of relaxation. For individual adventurers or friends journeying together, our cabins offer a harmonious blend of community and comfort, accommodating 2-4 guests per room. We understand the value of companionship, so we invite you to personalize your stay by requesting roommates during the registration process or asking friends and family to join you ensuring your camp experience is shared with familiar faces and new friends alike.

Explore our accommodations by selecting About > Facilities > Lodging on the navigation bar above.


Standard Accommodation: included in Camper pricing

Cabin 6*: $35 additional fee per adult, twin beds only

Double Bed Room*: $25/person, 2 people required

*Cabin upgrades are limited and are subject to availability. A refund will be processed after cabin assignments have been completed for any upgrade fees paid that cannot be accommodated.

Early Arrival:

We will be offering the “Early Arrival” (Thursday) option again this year for an additional $25. Check-in will only be available from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday. Please make sure to arrive during this period. We will not be able to accommodate campers who arrive before or after this time frame. The first meal provided by camp will be dinner Friday night so be sure to bring provisions and beverages to sustain you until then.

To make camp affordable, you can even make payments!

COVID UPDATE:  Camp no longer requires proof of vaccination at check-in, however, you will be required to show a negative Rapid Test result upon arrival before mingling with other campers. More details to follow closer to the event. Click here to read the updated policy in full.


Contact Information:

Facilities or General Camp: Contact Janet James, Executive Director,, 909-435-6298

Registration: Contact Jessica Fairchild, Camp Registrar,, 909-747-9792

Camp de Benneville Pines may sometimes need to make the difficult decision to cancel camp due to a variety of factors including but not limited to the following: severe weather conditions, Covid and other contagious outbreaks, camp volunteer and site staff shortages, and/or low camper registration. Should the camp have to cancel, refunds will be issued.