Sunday, June 30, 2024 – Saturday, July 6, 2024

Counselor Trainers:

Mary Carter-Vail, Melinda Merkel Iyer, and Ayanna Gaines

Submission Deadline Extended to April 25th!


Camper Profile

Do you want to give an amazing experience to the next generation of campers? Ready for a summer of hard work and serious responsibility, mixed with outrageous fun and friendship? Train to be a cabin counselor with the CIT program! Delve into a week of intensive learning as you discover the behind-the-scenes side of camp!

We’ll explore leadership styles and conflict management, build skills for working with children, practice handling emergency situations, learn how to lead age-appropriate workshops and games and so much more.

In addition to learning how to be top-notch counselors, CIT’s build connections with each other and become an integral part of the UU Elementary School Summer Camp community. Training takes place in the first half of the day; in the afternoon, CIT’s will assist camp counselors and program staff to gain practical experience.

Space is limited. Given de Benneville’s ongoing need for counseling staff, applicants should be willing to commit to serve the counseling program for several years after successful completion of the program.

 All applicants must be between 14 and 18 years of age. A formal CIT application will be sent upon registration and receipt of deposit. All applications, including letters of recommendation, must be in by April 25, 2024.  Final acceptance notification will be made by May 1, 2024.

For more information about the program, watch the following video!


Pricing Information

Cost of Program

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.

To make camp affordable, you can even make payments!


Camper Profile

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.

Programming: Marianne Swift-Gifford, Camping Ministries Director, 760-908-1799

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

Registration: 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.