Deans: Kathleen Moscato & Sam Dickerson

Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 6, 2024


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When you think about summer camp what comes to mind?

Is it seeing friends you have waited a year to see? Is it the smell of pine trees?  Is it the taste of S’mores while singing your favorite camp songs? 

Let’s come together so we can experience all of these sensations up the mountain at our beloved Camp de Benneville Pines.

Elementary campers are invited to spend the week exploring all the ways we can connect with our camp community using our senses. As a bonus we get to experience an exciting new way to celebrate 4th of July at camp! 

All campers are well cared for by trained counselors, adult program staff, a minister/Chaplain, and medical staff who are guided by Unitarian Universalist principles and work to build a loving and inclusive camp community. The new and rich experiences that children encounter at UU Elementary School Summer Camp can be genuinely life changing. All of this, plus lovingly prepared home cooked meals and the famous camp variety show.

Do not let your child miss this opportunity to connect with the sacredness of the mountain and the experience of summer camp. This camp is designed for campers who completed 2nd through 5th grades during the 23/24 school year.

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
Youth $749 $799 $859

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.


Take advantage of our Early Bird Special! Register by June 10th and receive a $50 discount!

*NEW* – Elementary Family Camp Pilot Program:

We are excited to offer this new experience that we hope will help grow our UU camper and volunteer base over the coming years. This a great option for those families with elementary-aged campers who aren’t quite ready for the full independent camper experience or are not yet old enough to attend on their own. Families participating in this option must have at least one accompanying adult who is willing to volunteer part of the time.

The Elementary Family Camp welcomes adults aged 25 or older and children who completed 2nd-5th grade or who are younger.

For those campers not yet age-appropriate for elementary camp, a dedicated parent or trusted adult (care giver), separate from the adult volunteer, must manage their care and safety during camp as there will be less programming for this age group. Depending on the level of interest and numbers, we will make sure there are enough age-appropriate opportunities for these future independent campers to have meaningful experiences in the camp community. Since this is a pilot program, please note that we will be working out some of the details as we go along, in community.

Families taking advantage of this option will stay in a cabin room with their own family members. Elementary-aged youth will have the option of staying in their family cabin or be in the youth cabins. Pricing includes accommodations and meals: $540 per person; toddlers aged 2-3 $150, and infants-1 year old are free.

In order to participate in this program:

    • Identify one adult in the family to volunteer part-time in the youth camp program and actively participate in at least two workshops per day. There will be many options to choose from that best matches abilities and interests. Volunteers receive 50% off the registration fee.
    • Identify one adult, separate from the volunteer, to act as dedicated care giver for any youth in the family who are not yet old enough to participate in the elementary program. The care-taking adult will not be involved in the independent youth camper cabin activities, though are very welcome in many workshops and other camp community activities.
    • Model respect for the counselors, youth, and adults, who will be leading the youth camper schedule and act as the youth’s mentors and counselors day-to-day. Adults will defer to camp leadership regarding boundaries between independent youth camp and family camp to ensure our independent campers have an authentic youth camp experience.
    • Attend a mandatory zoom orientation session before camp.
    • For adult volunteers working with youth outside their own family: Complete a free 2-hour mandated reporter training and pass a Department of Justice Live Scan fingerprint screening.  Fees apply. Additional details to follow once registration is confirmed.


Please note that we will not be able to include youth who have completed 7th grade or above.

We hope you are as excited about this pilot program as we are! By working together, we foster independence for our young people, nurture lifelong UU campers, and make our time together enjoyable for all. It is our hope that many adults trying this experience will be able to come back to volunteer again or even lead future camps!


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To make camp affordable, you can even make payments!

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

Contact Information:

Programming: Marianne Swift-Gifford, Camping Ministries Director,, 760-908-1799, or incoming Camping Ministries Director, Laura Lunn,

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.