“Camp CommUUnity”

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023

Dean: Mary Carter Vail (DRE)
Camping Ministries Director: Marianne Swift-Gifford
Camp Executive Director: Janet James

Invitation to Join Us!      Leadership Opportunities

Are you seeking to connect with other UU youth? Would you enjoy a week in the mountains with old friends while making new friends? Want to experience an “affirmation snowball fight” or to enjoy a board game in front of the fireplace? How about dancing under the winter stars as you welcome in the new year with your “camp family”? Would you like to experience Unitarian Universalism spirituality in a youth centered way? If any of these sound intriguing, then come join us for Camp CommUUnity!

Youth currently in 9th-12th grade are welcome and welcomed back to join us this winter at Camp CommUUnity! Campers will spend five nights/six days playing games and laughing with friends, both old and new! During camp, youth will have the opportunity to connect with one another during ice breaker games, small group discussions and workshops such as snow play, star gazing, music, arts & crafts, and more! We will be offering fun group events like our s’mores making party by the cozy lodge fire, the talent filled variety show, the always entertaining youth auction, and the festive New Year’s Eve dance!

In addition to our traditional camp activities, we will take time to reflect, release, and renew at camp! We will have youth lead worship and opportunities for spiritual practice all week long. Join us as we explore the importance of letting go of that which does not serve us as we head into the new year. As we acknowledge the events of the past year, we are all encouraged to reflect on our shared humanity and our commitment to the greater good while creating an intentional Unitarian Universalist Camp CommUUnity!

Camp de Benneville Pines is an open and welcoming community that affords campers the opportunity to make lifelong connections. Its location in the San Bernardino Mountains makes it the perfect place to get away from busy lives to meet in community with like-minded youth. Come together at year’s end to share your stories, winter traditions and to make new camp memories!

All attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid and proof of vaccination is required. With an abundance of caution, we are limiting the number of participants to attend this camp. Sign up early and avoid being placed on the dreaded “Wait List”.


Registration Fee:   $699

Early Bird Discount: Register by November 30th and received a $50 discount!

A $75/person non-refundable deposit is required to confirm each registration. Payment in full is due by December 21, 2022. No refunds will be permitted after the start of camp.

Register     Scholarship Info & Application    Cabin Accommodation    Youth Staff Application

Questions about this camp?

Contact Marianne Swift-Gifford (Camping Ministries Director) at:

cm@uucamp.org or (760)908-1799