Sunday, July 21, 11:15 AM
DID YOU KNOW…. That camp and retreat center settings provide for unique opportunities for us to GROW MORE CHRISTLIKE TOGETHER?
Outdoor experiences allow us to see God’s creation and connect with God in places without the many distractions of our everyday metropolitan lifestyles. The quiet of the mountains; the soothing sounds of a creek outside your window; the unprecedented morning sunrises and evening sunsets; and most of all, growing in fellowship with others.
The Cal-Pac Annual Conference owns and operates Camp Colby Ranch in the San Gabriel Mountains, between Altadena and Palmdale, just under 90 minutes away from our church. It was acquired by the Methodist Church in the 1940’s and grew to a 200 person retreat facility. It incorporated additional facilities and activity areas over the years, bringing some luxury comforts of home to the remoteness of the San Gabriel Mountains. In 2009, the Station Fire burned the landscape around Camp Colby Ranch and some of the camp buildings were destroyed. The camp re-opened in 2013 with many upgrades. Today, Camp Colby Ranch provides well-furnished facilities, as well as rustic cabins, for use by organizations for retreats and helps with program/retreat planning and development.
In June 2019, the Administrative Council approved a service project to support Camp Colby Ranch and their ministries. We have a two day (one night) Service Project Retreat planned for the weekend of October 12-13. We envision this project to revolve around post-summer season maintenance of the facilities, such as painting, light gardening work and patching holes. We are also planning some fellowship activities and a worship service. The camp has agreed to provide housing at no cost and only $40/person for four meals. We are hoping to get a group of 30 people to join in the weekend service project.
Broghan Hunt, the Director of Camp Colby Ranch, will be at WLAUMC on July 21, at 11:15 AM, to provide a short presentation about Camp Colby Ranch and the proposed “Work-a-Treat” in October. Please join us to learn more about the camp programs and how we can contribute to the Cal-Pac camping ministry programs.