UU Elementary School Summer Camp

Registration is OPEN!

“Camp Sacred Ground”

 Sunday, July 3 – Saturday, July 9, 2022

Dean: Kathleen Moscato

Sacred Ground: a special place set aside for a particular purpose we hold dear and cherish that which we spend time with, and which nourishes us. We cannot love what we do not know.

Camp de Benneville Pines is such a place. It is sacred to UU’s for its fresh air, clear skies, towering trees, sweet soil, wildlife, and quiet spaces to think and dream. Young UU’s discover new friends and reconnect with old in a place where they sing joyfully, explore ambitiously, and try new things enthusiastically. At camp, kids connect with nature and community in ways their busy lives do not allow for down the mountain.

Children who spend time at Camp de Benneville Pines experience the sacred in fun and kid-friendly ways. They sing, create, run, play, hike, listen to a story, build a fort, roast marshmallows on the campfire, or just take the time to be a friend. There is so much to unite them at camp, so many ways to find that which is special.

All campers are well cared for by trained counselors 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 Elementary School Summer Camp can be genuinely life changing. All of this, plus lovingly prepared home cooked meals and the famous camp talent 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 completing 2nd through 6th grade.


The sixth grade is a critical time in a child’s development because it is a time of physical and emotional transition from childhood to adolescence. The real answer to where a sixth grader belongs at camp depends on the particular sixth grader. There are some children who would be happier at Junior High Camp because they are developmentally ready to be with older campers who are completing 6th through 8th grades by this summer. Other sixth graders may need the security of the younger crowd at Elementary Camp with campers who have completed 2nd through 5th grade.

Parents/Guardians, YOU HAVE A CHOICE! You know your camper completing 6th grade better than anyone. Please carefully consider their overall readiness for camp and register them in the one camp that your family feels would best suit their overall needs. Campers completing 6th grade by this July 2022 will have the option of registering for EITHER Elementary Camp (7/3-7/9) OR Jr. High Camp (7/10-7/16). We at camp want all campers to have the best time possible!

If you would like to discuss this option with the Camping Ministries Director, please email Marianne Swift-Gifford at cm@uucamp.org or call at 909-287-1270.

Pricing includes lodging, all meals, activities, supplies and trained youth and adult counselors. 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.

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Price: $699 and you can make automatic monthly payments!

Early Bird Discount: Save $50 if registered by May 31, 2022.

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

For information on 2022 UU Elementary School Summer Camp, contact Marianne Swift-Gifford, Camping Ministries Director, cm@uucamp.org or call (909) 287-1270.

For information on registration, contact Laura Chamberlin, Registrar, registrar@uucamp.org or call (305) 389-4755.

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