Encounter: 924 Highlights: Week #6


 July7th, 2014 – July 12th, 2014, Idyllwild, CA, Idyllwild Pines Camp’s Encounter 924 students continued their summer leadership training, spiritual teaching, life skill training, and fun. Here are the highlights of the week.

Leadership Training with Kevin Relyea

Kevin Relyea introduced the 6th lie: A leader can lead from a distance. Encounter 924 students then were assigned key scripture that point out the characteristics of leaders. The verse that resonated with the group was John 10:3-5. Jesus explains the characteristic of the Good Shepherd, and in that He claims to be the Shepard to his people.

“The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”” John 10:3-5

The key characteristics of a leader are demonstrated in this passage. This passage presents a personable, intentional, relationship-seeking leader. One cannot lead a group until you are close to the group, only when you are close you are able to understand the group’s skills, motives, needs, wants and goals. This idea of leading closely is relevant to our relationship with God. Being in close proximity with God leads to effective leading of God. Leading is about being attentive and available to the people; it is not about being distant and unavailable.

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Encounter:924 Highlights: Week #1

Encounter924logo_redux_1June 3, 2014 – June 6, 2014, Idyllwild, CA, Encounter 924 students started their summer leadership training, spiritual teaching, life skill training, and fun. Here are the highlights of the week! Encounter week #1   Continue reading

What to Encounter at Encounter 924: Guest Speakers !

This summer Encounter 924 takes on guest speakers to motivate, encourage, and mentor 50 selected college students.

We want Encounter 924 students to receive teaching and gain wisdom about leadership, ministry, and following Jesus from these industry experts.

Each speaker has a unique background
that contributes to the Encounter 924 experience!

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Verse of the Day

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.


A Year in Review

God has greatly blessed Idyllwild Pines Camp and Conference Center throughout 2013! Over 8,000 campers attended camp sharing that coming to camp ” impacted me to read my bible more and that it is ok to talk about God” and “impacted me by allowing me to escape everyday life and just feel and be closer to God”. For over 90 years Idyllwild Pines Camp has been a place for our guests to experience renewal, discover truth and be forever transformed. As we get closer to our 100th year birthday we will continually unveil the story of our amazing history and how the camp has been a place of revival. We are in the process of capturing those stories and would like to hear yours as well. Comments and stories can be emailed to info@idyllwildpines.com or can be posted below.

New additions this year included the new summer activity bracelet which featured the Zoom Floom Water Slide and a new 9 hole Disc Golf course. The main amphitheater was also enhanced with new guardrails and giant parachutes and new chairs painted throughout the grounds thanks to the help of our wonderful volunteers.

A New Year

This year we are looking forward to more enhancements and being able to fulfill many leader requests to make the camp experience even better for our guests. Currently we are in phase one of our Master Plan and there are many ways to you can contribute financially, through volunteer hours and prayer. Please consider Idyllwild Pines Camp in your Christmas giving this year! (To donate click Donate to IPCC on the top of the homepage)

IPCC Job Postings


FACILITIES MANAGER   – Full Time   Beginning Salary $ 17.00 per hour – Housing and Utilities included.
Responsibilities: Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in maintaining and repairing structures of buildings and grounds.
Qualifications: 3 to 4 years of experience or training. Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and heating.
FACILITIES WORKER – Full Time   Beginning Salary $10 per hour.
Responsibilities: Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and maintains grounds.
Qualifications: 6 month to 1 year related experience.
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – Full Time – Salary Negotiable – Housing & Utilities may be available.
Responsibilities: Directs and coordinates departments to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize profits.
Qualifications: BA degree or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Employment Application IP

Ministry Application

If interested, please email forms and resume to Cindy Cooley, HR Manager at cindy@idyllwildpines.com