Paintball Available for Group or Private Reservations!

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This extreme sport is competitive, fun, and a great activity for team building. We have lots of space to play and lots of challenging obstacles throughout the course. The course can accommodate up to two teams of ten and we have some great life-lessons and teachings before and after the game (optional). All equipment, safety gear, ammo and a referee are included in the cost.  Call today to book a special event or add to your activity rotation during camp.  (951) 659-2605

November 2014 | A Note From Kevin

Kevin Relyea 002I am very thankful to report that it has been a great life changing summer in Idyllwild!

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, investment, and support. We know that what ‘Idyllwild Pines’ is called to do, cannot be done without God’s leading, blessing, power, and people.

Many of you have joined with us through prayer and by investing your time and treasure. Due to your involvement, Camp continues to be a place where people get close enough to God’s “invisible attributes”, as revealed in creation, to sense the reality of His presence and hear His voice speaking truth to them in love.IMG_0851

In just 12 weeks, from the end of May to Aug 23, we were blessed to experience 19,745 camper days at Idyllwild Pines. During that time, Jesus was lifted up, and many campers made significant, life changing decisions about their relationship with God.

Camp does not happen unless God connects hearts, like yours, to His mission and moves you to get involved. That is why we thank Him often for you and for our staff and for our Board of Directors. That is why we report to you today that, “God is good.”

Kevin Relyea

Idyllwild Pines’ Executive Director 2014

Bob Leih is the new science teacher at Idyllwild School

IMG_8901September 4th, 2014, Idyllwild, CA - Idyllwild Pines Camp’s summer staff member, Bob Leih, is the new middle school science teacher at Idyllwild School. Leih is our summer time facilities worker, high ropes expert, and mentor to our summer staff. We are very proud to learn that he is teaching at Idyllwild School. For more about his new position at Idyllwild School click the link :Bob Leih returns to Idyllwild School.

 

 

 

Little Victories: Philippians 4:13

Verse of the Day #2When campers see the high ropes elements, many get excited, and some feel immediately intimidated. The campers see these high ropes elements and freeze up. It is hard to see campers enjoying their time on high ropes and while others are not.

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Arcadia High School Music Camp at Idyllwild Pines

IMG_0691 Idyllwild, CA, August 17 – 22, 2014 –  Arcadia High School Marching Band and Color Guard enjoyed their Music Camp at Idyllwild Pines Camp for the 19th year.  This year’s theme for the band’s  music selection is ” Follow The Leader”.   Continue reading

Encounter: 924 Highlights: Week #10

Encounter924logo_redux_1August 4, 2014 – August 9th, 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 discussed with Encounter students about the importance of measuring performance. Relyea shared that one reason why leaders fail to know if they are leading effectively is due to their failure to measure results. If one cannot measure the performance of a team how can anyone answer the question of the leadership framework: How do we know if we are on track?tape-measure

Relyea challenged the students by asking “Can you measure spiritual growth”. Encounter student Sam Scott, 24, stated, “Yes, through the fruits of the spirit”. Numerous students had different key performance indicators, but the key point that Relyea was making was that leaders need to get in the habit of measuring performance, assessing methods, and evaluating results. The moment leaders believe the lie, “I can’t measure how well we are doing”, is the moment the team or organization becomes unaccountable and aimless in their efforts. Relyea expressed that the God we serve is a God that measures. The Almighty is perfectly just and weighs each of our offerings and doings, therefore, we should measure our performance and evaluate our own growth. Continue reading

Encounter: 924 Highlights: Week #9

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July 28th, 2014 – August 1, 2014, 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

Relyea shared with the Encounter students a lie that we accept especially in today’s culture and that lie is “It’s not my fault”. Many times teachers, politicians, and other industry leaders will cast blame on others or circumstances for their poor class performance, administration, and organization. timthumbA mark of an effective leader is someone who takes ownership and responsibility for their own failures or an organizations failure. A leader that takes ownership of their “mess ups” leads as an example to his or her followers and they too become accountable for their own “mess ups”. Accountability spurs from taking ownership, and from that a team can be made stronger.

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