High School Camp
You Bring a Counselor
We Provide a Counselor
Deposits are transferable and refundable
in the case of a canceled event
Jun 26-Jul 2
Jul 31-Aug 6
About the Summer Theme
We live in a world where anything can be accepted as true and encourages us to define our own truth. Phrases such as “my truth,” “live your truth,” “do what’s true for you,” are used everyday. These phrases force us to ask, and answer, the question, “Is there such a thing as absolute truth?” And if there is, how does that affect our life?
This summer we are going to take a look at the life of Jesus through the book of John to see how Jesus himself defines truth. Our prayer as we study the book of John together is that we would respond with love and affection for Him and have a greater priority for and deeper understanding of the truth, His word.
Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world— to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
Super Spirit Day
The Disco Derby
Theme Teaser Video
Theme Trailer Video
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 the 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
- sleeping bag
- warm and cool clothes
- modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis)
- a towel for swimming and showering
- a water bottle
- $60 recommended spending money
- If your child is bringing medication or supplements, please send them in their original containers.*
What NOT to Bring
- Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor*)
- electronic devices
(Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)
*Prescribed Medications, Vitamins & Supplements:
These will be collected and dispensed by the camp health center. We consider any vitamin, supplement, or over-the-counter therapy that is taken to treat a condition or maintain health to be a “medication”. We are not able to give a medication that we cannot identify and dose from the original container. Sending medication in anything other than the original container may result in the camper not receiving it.
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 5:00 PM and the counselor meeting begins at 5:30 PM (at Ponderosa Victory Circle).
Camp ends Saturday morning after breakfast.
IMPORTANT: Individual campers must be picked up by 9:00 AM.
Why choose Ponderosa?
The gospel isn’t merely one ingredient in our programming mix. It’s the reason for everything we do.