IDYLLWILD PINES CAMP
Located at 5,300 feet in the picturesque San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild Pines offers an ideal location to experience the joy of service! There are open meadows, nature trails, and scenic areas for quiet reflection, group discussion, and outdoor games.
Traveling to Camp: Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Check back for additional details.
Cabin dorms are equipped with bunk beds, internet accessibility, and electrical outlets. Dorms sleep 8 people to a room, and are gender-specific. If you identify as non-binary, gender-fluid, or other identifier and prefer private accommodations, please email us for availability. If you know others who will be attending and would like to room with them, please include their name(s) during registration. Restrooms and showers are located next door to the cabins.
Sorry, couples rooms are not available during this weekend.
No eating in the dorms, though you may store any dry/non-perishable food in there if you wish. There is a full kitchen in the lodge, with a fridge. Please label your items. Throughout the weekend (and at checkout), everyone is expected to follow this simple camp rule: “Leave it nicer than you found it!”
Since lodging is dorm-style, please be aware of others’ need for quiet time. Quiet time in the dorms will vary with the energy and engagement of dorm-mates. However, if you notice campers asleep, take the fun outside the room. If you are a “night owl” and would prefer to dorm with other “night owls,” please note this on your completed registration form.
Camp Spiritfire will take place in Creekside Camp, with our own Lodge with a fireplace for fellowship during free time and in the evenings. Since outdoor quiet time is at 10:00pm, campers will be encouraged to continue fellowship in the Lodge after that time. Workshops, panels, and sharing sessions will take place in Gilboa Hall and our camp’s outdoor amphitheater.
Meals are provided in the mess hall. While we will be dining with other groups staying elsewhere in Idyllwild Pines, we will be assigned our own section of tables for dining together throughout the weekend. Meal times are fixed and cannot be adjusted: Breakfast is at 8:00am, Lunch is at 12:00pm, Dinner is at 5:30pm. A chow bell will ring to announce meal time.
A sample menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal and oatmeal for breakfast; tacos, black beans, rice, and salad for lunch; BBQ chicken, vegetable kabobs, salad and Hawaiian sweet rolls for dinner. Vegatarian, Vegan, and gluten-free options available – please note this during registration (online or on your registration form). If you have strict dietary needs, please bring your own food to prepare in full kitchen that will be available in our camp.
Free coffee and tea will be available in the mess hall from 7:00am-7:00pm, in the Lodge beginning at 7:00 a.m. Hot water for tea, hot cocoa, and instant coffee will be available in the Lodge after 9:00pm.