High School Camp
Why choose Ponderosa?
Ponderosa can seem pretty surreal at first—one thousand campers, epic team competitions, cinematic camp themes, balcony-shaking music, and virtually endless activities, all at 5200 feet elevation in the national forest. But once you settle in you’ll realize that Pondy is actually very real—breakout groups with your peers and youth pastor, sunrise worship by lake, and a thousand simple moments where you notice the Gospel at play in your heart and all around you.
Ponderosa truly is the best of both worlds where you can escape the regular routines of life while rediscovering all the things that a life in Christ provides.
Some older mapping services will suggest you take the 245. It is a curvy, winding road that will take you at least an additional hour. DO NOT take 245!
What to Bring
What NOT to Bring
(Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)
Here’s how you’ll need to address your letter/package:
Ponderosa – (Camp Dates)
(Camper Name) – (Church registered with)
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628
Ponderosa – June 15-21
Johnny Smith – ABC123 Church
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628
IMPORTANT: Please send five days prior to desired delivery date!
For each week of camp, check-in begins Sunday at 2:00 PM for churches and at 3:00 PM for individuals.
Sunday afternoon is a great time to get your swim test done. Dinner begins at 5:15 PM and the counselor meeting begins at 6:00 PM (in Memorial Chapel).
Camp ends Saturday morning after breakfast.
IMPORTANT: Individual campers must be picked up by 9:00 AM.
2019 Summer Theme
What does it mean to follow christ?
This summer we want students to understand that Christ followers. . .follow Christ. Although many people in our culture have identified as a “Christian”, there is often a misunderstanding of how Jesus defines following. Even the earliest followers of Christ wrestled with the same questions we face today: “How do we follow a God we cannot see?” We will see how Jesus himself answers this question, and enables us to follow Him through His Spirit and the Church.
Galatians 2:20 (Theme verse)
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Let’s rock! theme teaser and reveal
Need some materials to help promote this event at your church, club or group? We’ve got you covered!
Spirit Day Theme
During Thursday morning recreation we will kick it back to the old school days of relay races with insane amounts of fun and high energy. It’s the day in the week to dress up and go crazy with your Rec Team. So get together with your cabin and figure out how you want to come dressed!! The theme this year is “Pompadours & Poodles, Sock Hops & Soda Shops.” We look forward to seeing what fun things you guys come up with.
Our Rec colors are:
The Eagle and Child
Leading Music Weeks 1-5
The Eagle and Child is a band from San Diego, formed out of a vision to create music that mirrors the complex beauty of a relationship with a kind and limitless God. They hope to write songs that are refreshing & thought provoking, words that are honest and accessible. The band members have spent a lot of years touring and playing music in different avenues, and hope to use their experience to make excellent art, as an act of worship to our good and faithful God.
Leading weeks 6-9
As a band we want to do two things: Love God, and make Him known. Our passion is to worship our King whom we madly love, and to create a space where His children can do the same. There is so much freedom that comes with Christ, and we want to share that freedom with His people. We stand firm in Christ, and believe that His power can transform hearts and make dead things alive again.
For All Seasons
Leading week 10 (August 12-18)
Our hearts are simple: We desire to live a life of worship throughout every circumstance. We want to live out the Gospel both on and off stage. We want to be a people who continuously choose joy. We don’t want to be wavered by the things of this world. We want to stand firm in who we are in Christ. We want to worship Jesus not for what He offers but for who He is.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable
You Bring a Counselor
We Provide a Counselor
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