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From rustic, traditional cabins to cozy, furnished VIP cottages, Idyllwild Pines has a variety of multi-use facilities to suit the needs of any group or retreat. Our 50 acre facility that can accommodate groups up to 500 campers in the Summer and 350 campers in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Our facilities accommodate more than one group at the same time, each with their own meeting hall, campfire ring, cabins and dining space. Each meeting hall is unique but have similar amenities that include a fireplace, microwave, refrigerator, bathrooms and a piano.


If you are looking to add programming to your next retreat, we have some excellent opions with dynamic speakers and curriculum. Our programming is available for events, seminars, team building, youth groups, businesses and for training church leaders. Each speaker has years of experience and commitment to educating others.


Idyllwild Pines is a Christian retreat center founded in 1923 that is a mile high, loaded with trees and stream running though the heart of the camp and a staff that values serving your needs! We will provide you with exhilarating content filled programs while your guests enjoy fun activities in a beautiful setting. …Are you ready to visit?

 
  • Lodging Areas
  • Meeting Areas
  • Activities
  • Programming

Main Camp

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Season
Summer
Capacity
168 campers (12 per building)
Close to
Basketball courts, mountain bikes, the skate park, the book store, the snack bar and hiking.
Bathrooms
Not inside cabins, located in buildings #55 & #43.
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Perfect for
…being in the center of action. Patterson Patio makes for a convenient fellowship hangout or can be used for an outdoor meeting area.

Gilboa Camp

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Season
Summer
Capacity
64 campers
Close to
Fire pit, basketball court, the swimming pool, hiking trails and our large grass sports field.
Bathrooms
Not inside cabins, located in buildings #84 & #92.
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Perfect for
….a unique exclusive small group area. Nestled along the creek and surrounded by our majestic pine trees, Gilboa Camp is secluded, but near many activity areas.

Meadow Camp

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Season
Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall
Capacity
288 campers
Close to
Scott Lodge and the Chapel are located in Meadow Camp along with a nice grass area for activities and outdoor meetings.
Bathrooms
Indoor, dorm style.
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Perfect for
…at home comforts. With heated dorms and cabins with bunk beds in each room and closet space for each camper.

Outback

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Season
Summer, Spring
Capacity
500 campers
Close to
Fire pit, basketball court, the swimming pool, hiking trails and our large grass sports field.
Bathrooms
located in buildings designated around camp.
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Perfect for
...a life-changing experience. During the course of the program, participants find their lives transformed as they begin to develop a daily strategy and an understanding of their life purpose, personal standards, and begin cultivating a Christ-driven life.

Music and drama, combined with recreation, team-building activities, and small group sessions are some of the exciting activities that make Outback the adventure of a lifetime. Best of all participants are provided with simple ways to take the experience home for life.

Emerson Lodge

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Season
Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall
Capacity
26 campers , plus separate bedroom for special guest.
Close to
Center of Camp, Pool, Amphitheatre, and Dining Hall.
Bathrooms
Indoor, on the lower level
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Perfect for
… small group retreats who want an all-in-one facility for lodging, meeting space and a full commercial grade kitchen. The meeting room area has couches and moveable chairs near a central fireplace.

VIP Cottages

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Season
Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall
Capacity
1-2 persons
Close to
Variety of locations around camp
Bathrooms
Indoor, full bathroom
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Perfect for
… guest speakers, couples or a pastor's get-a-way. Each cottage is full furnished and contains a single bedroom with a double bed and a small closet for storing your belongings. Linens and towels are provided during your stay.

The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, coffee maker and plenty of storage. Next to the kitchen there is a pleasant dining area and an adjacent sitting area, perfect for relaxing, studying or quiet reflection.

Dining Hall

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Location
Main Camp
Capacity
Up to 400 people (Available outside seating in Summer)
Kitchen
Full commercial, staffed.
Bathrooms
Located nearby in buildings #55 & #43
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About
Our beautiful, lodge style dining hall has two stone fireplaces. Meals are served cafeteria style through buffet lines. Our wonderful and attentive dining hall staff serves the food for all meals.

Scott Lodge

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Location
Meadow Camp
Capacity
Up to 70 people
Kitchen
Full service, microwave, refrigerator and freezer.
Bathrooms
Not inside, located nearby in building #13.
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About
Scott Lodge has tables, chairs, and piano available. There is no visual or audio equipment, though there is an available pull down screen, heated in the winter and has a large fireplace. Firewood is included and delivered daily.

Schlenz Hall

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Location
Gilboa Camp
Capacity
Up to 120 people
Kitchen
Small area; sink, microwave and refrigerator.
Bathrooms
Inside main hall.
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About
Schlenz Hall offers tables, chairs, a piano, no visual or audio equipment and is heated in the winter and has a large fireplace. Firewood is included and delivered daily. In the fellowship room there are couches, a ping-pong table, air hockey and a fireplace.

Gilboa Hall

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Location
Gilboa Camp
Capacity
Up to 150 people
Kitchen
Small area; sink, microwave and refrigerator.
Bathrooms
Inside main hall.
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About
Gilboa Hall offers tables, chairs, a piano, no visual or audio equipment and is heated in the winter and has a large fireplace as well as ceiling fans. Firewood is included and delivered daily.

McNeil Hall

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Location
Center of Camp, Near Dining Hall
Capacity
Up to 400 people
Kitchen
None
Bathrooms
Not inside, located in building #55.
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About
This is our ideal meeting space for larger groups, as McNeil Hall has a sizable stage and audio components installed. It is equipped with chairs, tables and a piano.

Chapel

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Location
Meadow Camp
Capacity
Up to 100 people
Kitchen
None
Bathrooms
Not inside, located in building #13.
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About
Tables and chairs are included, though no visual or audio equipment is available. The Chapel is heated in the winter and has ceiling fans.

  • Basketball
  • Paintball
  • Game Room (fooseball, ping pong, air hockey, carpet ball)
  • Gift Store and Snack Bar
  • Hiking (Trail map in office)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ropes Course (by reservation only)
  • Zip Line/Swing (by reservation only)
  • Grass Sports Field
  • Swimming Pool (June to September - Labor Day)
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Mud Pit
  • Tetherball
  • Baseball
  • Panning for Gold
  • Amphitheatre
  • Fire Ring
  • Idypines Golf
  • GaGa Dodgeball Court
  • Stump Tug of War
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Horseshoes
  • Strawberry Creek
  • Local Fishing (Hemet Lake or Lake Fulmor)

Art N Soul

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Program
Art Party!
Summary
The process of working out the design of The Master on our canvas, one step at a time. Step-by-step painting instruction by a qualified instructor. Available for all types of events and age groups. Private group reservations are welcome in one of our large meeting spaces. Retreat groups can book an afternoon session that will accommodate their schedule.
Curriculum
This is not your typical art class! Picture a fun time, learning step-by-step painting techniques with a qualified instructor. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! "STICK MAN" ARTISTS WELCOME!!! LAUGH WHILE YOU LEARN!! All materials supplied and qualified instruction, you supply the willing participants. If you trust your instructor for 2-3 hours, your guests will walk away with an event of laughter plus a piece of creativity painted with their own hands that they can be proud to display.
Speaker
Tony Goodwin, Master Artist

National Award-Winning Fine Artist and Private Educator, specializing in the classical approach to portraiture in oil. Tony has trained under Master Painters Frank Covino and Igor Babailov. His talents include portraits, murals, oil painting, acrylic paintings, pastels, graphite pencil drawings, illustration, cartooning and charicatures, sculptures, set design, graphic design, compact disc covers and much more.

“God has never let me forget the design that He has for my life. Sure, I thought I knew better and chose a life in the music world, instead. I dabbled with my art on the side. It was still a major part of me and I would sell portraits and paintings here and there. With digital downloads looming, the music distribution industry began its collapse and, in 2008, I found myself unemployed and undesirable in the workforce. At age 50, I had to decide what I was going to be when I grew up. I cried out to God and, well, He has never let me forget the design He has for my life.” – Tony Goodwin
Website
www.tonygoodwinart.com
Schedule
Afternoon Schedule

1:00pm   Lunch
2:00pm   Session 1
6:00pm   Dinner

You School

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Program
Unlocking Student Potential
Summary
YouSchool is a guided coaching program that helps High School and college students develop the self-awareness, self-confidence and self-direction they need to manage life’s biggest challenges, and plan for a successful future.

YouSchool gives students the time, tools and guidance to understand themselves at one of the most crucial points in their lives-preparing them for the road ahead.

A scientifically proven process that enables you to understand your potential by discovering who you really are and what you really want, and then providing you with a process to develop your desires, strengths and natural attributes into a doable plan.
Curriculum
Appropriate for Christian or Secular settings. Students attend YouSchool for 6 hours on back to back days (3 days, 2 nights). Includes 4 keynote sessions, ropes course activities and small group time.
Speaker
Scott Schimmel, President and Chief Guide

Scott is a master at helping people grow. As President & Chief Guide of YouSchool he is responsible for leading the charge, ensuring that everything we do delivers on our mission and vision. After spending over ten years in a non-profit helping college students become world changers, Scott is deeply aware of the challenges students face when stepping into the professional world. This is why he’s invested his time guiding young people. Outside of YouSchool, Scott is an avid reader, speaker, writer, and golf fiend—and his latest challenge is learning how to coach Little League baseball. His wife and three children keep him anchored.
Website
TheYouSchool.com
Schedule
Friday Schedule

3:00pm   Check-in
5:30pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups

Saturday Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups
11:00am   Ropes Course
1:00pm   Lunch
2:00pm   Freetime
5:30pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups

Sunday Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups
12:00pm   Lunch

Path4Success

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Program
The Dave Thorpe Experience
Summary
This experience can be the beginning to help many achieve something beyond their expectations. All of us get stuck in life…it is natural. Dave Thorpe provides a scientifically verified process designed to move individuals from difficulty to solution, from wandering to purpose driven.

As hidden obstacles are uncovered and forgotten goals discovered, many come to realize that they are not stuck between a “rock and a hard place.” There are choices and Dave will help redefine circumstances and create an action plan to transform life direction and purpose.
Curriculum
The Path4Success curriculum has 3 messages that can be taught in 4 sessions, and includes ropes course activities. If time does not allow for all topics to be covered the group can customize their schedule.

Finding Purpose in your life – 3 hours – Anyone struggling with life conditions (school, job, finding passion, career, money, etc)

How to “Dress for Success” – 1 hour - Believe it or not, bosses and everyone checks out what you wear… Benefit is building a low cost wardrobe that emphasizes your greatness.

Learn how to plan and prioritize -2 hours – Benefits people desiring to establish a routine that works for them, that others will notice. Aids in job performance, recognition at work and more rapid advancement.
Speaker
Dave Thorpe, Chief Encourager

For over 20 years Dave has been told he “develops people by helping them solve problems…with lasting results.” Dave has a wide range of experiences building a base of understanding; from being an entrepreneur, business consultant and executive leader, to being a certified flight instructor, a father and husband, and a US Army Captain in the Special Forces. (Dave’s full bio)

Dave’s sees value and worth in everyone. His business and personal experience draws important things out of people that permit them to excel. He has helped develop students, parents, and business people with a powerful and simple solution called the “Dave Thorpe Experience”.

Dave digs in at the core question of, “What is Purpose?” He helps others take a personalized journey into finding the hidden goodness inside. Wherever you are in life, Dave is ambitious about serving your needs and dealing with the things vital to you finding your success.

Is your purpose locked inside you? The Dave Thorpe Experience may hold the key to your life..
Website
Path4Success.com
Schedule
Friday Schedule

3:00pm   Check-in
5:30pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Worship, Session 1

Saturday Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Worship, Session 2
11:00am   Ropes Course
1:00pm   Lunch
2:00pm   Freetime
5:30pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Worship, Session 3

Sunday Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Worship, Session 4
12:00pm   Lunch

Leadership

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Program
Leadership Development
Summary
The concepts taught during this course, will help students or business professionals, no matter their present leadership experience, to develop the leadership capability necessary to help people move to great new places. Whether a parent, a president, a plumber, or a pastor, all need to understand the key lies that work to frustrate all leaders and to learn the 10 Questions all successful leaders must learn to answer well.
Curriculum
The leadership curriculum taught by Kevin Relyea is appropriate for Christian or Secular settings. Sessions are taught for 6 hours on back to back days (3 days, 2 nights). Includes 4 keynote sessions, ropes course activities and small group time. Sessions are flexible and can be customized to fit the needs of the group.
Speaker
Kevin Relyea, Executive Director

Kevin Relyea is a former Forbes 500 CEO and Pastor. He is presently an international church planter, a busi-ness and leadership consultant and Executive Director of Idyllwild Pines Camp. He is a past Board member of “Invisible Children” and has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Crime Victim’s Fund and the San Diego Restaurant Association. Kevin has worked for 30 years developing leadership training derived from the bible and has given thousands of leaders in business and ministry a significant advantage.
Website
Kevin's website
Schedule
Friday Schedule

3:00pm   Check-in
5:30pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups

Saturday Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups
11:00am   Ropes Course
1:00pm   Lunch
2:00pm   Freetime
5:30pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups

Sunday Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Worship, Keynote Speaker, Small Groups
12:00pm   Lunch

WalkThru.org

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Program
Walk Thru the Bible experience
Summary
Walk Thru the Bible teaches the story of the Old and New Testament in only one day, igniting a passion for God's word. Get your group into God's Word with an approach that's engaging, relevant, and memorable—even exciting and fun! Connect them with His heart and open their ears to His voice. Making disciples is more than simply making converts; it's helping people cultivate a dynamic, growing relationship with God. And igniting a passion for His Word is a vital part of that mission.
Curriculum
The Walk Thru the Bible curriculum is taught by Ken Gowen, who brings a refreshingly transparent and authentic communication style that integrates biblical truth with the challenges of everyday living. He loves bringing this integrated approach to communicating to each of his Walk Through the Old Testament events. This program is great for groups from 3rd grade to adults.
Speaker
Ken Gowen, Pastor

Ken is the Associate Pastor of New Hope Church in San Diego California. Prior to joining the New Hope team in 2008 he and his wife Barb served on the campus ministry staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). After their stint with Cru Ken embarked on a 22 year career in Human Resources holding executive HR positions in the defense, restaurant and healthcare staffing industries. Ken and Barb reside in San Diego, CA where they have the joy of living close to their three adult children and six grandsons.
Website
Ken's website
Schedule
Schedule

8:00am   Breakfast
9:00am   Session 1
12:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm   Session 2
5:30pm   Dinner





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