Family Camp

Bel Air Family Camp

What is it?

Family Camp is a great snap shot of what the church is called to be as we see in the Book of Acts. In worship and prayer, in the study of God's Word, in times of playing and resting, in small groups and as we sing and break bread together, the Spirit of God is at work! Singles, couples,families, young and old all get a feeling of being part of the family of God—the family of the church.

Where :: Mission Springs Christian Camp (in Santa Cruz, CA)

:: Next Camp: July 31–August 6, 2016

:: Kim Harmon

2015 Camp Follow Up

  • SURVEY: If you were with us up at Mission Springs this summer and haven’t had a chance to evaluate your experience, the Lead would love it if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey.
  • PICTS TO SHARE: If you have pictures from this year’s family camp that you want to share then email those to
  • PICTS TO SEE: If you would like to view the pictures from this year’s camp, please email Kim Harmon to request access to the folder.
  • DONATIONS: If you would like the make a donation to the Family Camp Scholarship Fund, please click here. And indicate “Family Camp 2016 Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.

Rev. George Hinman's Teaching at Family Camp 2015:

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More about Family Camp

What others have experienced at Family Camp

"Every new family and singles that I spoke with and attended Family Camp had an excellent experience and will return next year."

"Closest thing to a preview of Heaven!!"

"The actual experience surpassed the hype! I LOVED it!"

"This was my first year and I attended as a single young adult.  I had hoped for 3 things out of the week - to rest, to connect and to "unplug."  And yes, yes, yes to all three.  I can't wait for next year!"

"Our family desperately needs the fellowship, friendship, accountability, community, celebration and Bible study that Family Camp offers.  Please keep the Family Camp tradition alive and continue to mix us up with adults and children in different ages and stages so we can all serve and minister to each other."

"The redwood trees and the flowers are a lovely setting."

"It was really fun being in a small group of different ages (grandmas to young parents to me!).  I enjoyed hearing a wide perspective of experiences and life situations but also seeing that God meets all of us wherever we are in that walk."

"I especially liked solo time and fellowship.  I felt God when I did the swing and taking the leap for the zip-line.  I loved all the laughter too!"

"I has fun with my family and also enjoyed drawing closer to other families, and seeing my kids feel so at home with the other family of their choice.  Talk about a village!"

"I liked hiking up to zip-line together and pool time.  The field Olympics also did a great job of this."

"Fun to sit with different people at the meals, sit with new people at services, etc.  Will have more people to say hello to at church."

Accommodation Descriptions:


Cottages with four bedrooms that share shower and toilet facilities in central lobby area. Each room has one double bed and one set of bunk beds with sink and mirror. Blankets, pillows, linens, and towels furnished. Fir and Pine—two toilets. Oak and Hemlock—one toilet.


LAUREL LODGE (three-story):
First floor rooms have two twin beds. Second and third story rooms have one double bed and three single beds. Some third story rooms have one double and three singles, or one double, one single and two sets of bunks. Blankets, pillows, linens, and towels furnished. Carpeted and decorated. Private baths.

WELLANDER LODGE (two-story):
Each room has one double bed and one set of bunk beds. Blankets, pillows, linens, and towels furnished. Carpeted and decorated. Private bath. Some have second bunk bed.


REDWOOD LODGE (across from the playground):
Each individually decorated room has two double beds. blankets, pillows, linens, and towels furnished. Carpeted. Private bath.


TRAILER PARK (limited numbers):
Water, electrical, and sewage hook-up available. Shower and toilet facilities adjacent to trailer park.