Camp Update from Martha


Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at the American Camp Association Annual meeting for Southern California and Hawaii. Jaime English and I shared with the group the importance of creating a master plan for camps, and the “how to” process of master plan creation. Jaime, worked with Idyllwild Pines Camp on our master plan which was finalized last October. Not planning at all reminds me of the Cheshire Cat in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (a story by Lewis Carroll), when he said; “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there” – now that’s one smart cat!

Martha Snyder, Executive Director

Board Approves Master Plan


After much prayer, planning, and discussion, last weekend the Idyllwild Pines board approved the master plan which will improve the facility over the next 12 years. It is broken down into three phases and it will take great faith and perseverance, but that may be one reason the board insisted on renaming it, The Master’s Plan.

Pictured: Jaime Kahoots and Mike Abatte, Master Plan Designers

New Look for Idyllwild Pines Camp


New Idyllwild Pines Sign

Proudly welcoming the new Idyllwild Pines Camp sign is Kevin Relyea, Chairman of the Board, who said, “This sign perfectly describes the camp in its rustic elegance.” Mike Abbate who designed the sign along with the camp’s master plan stated, “it really does send a message that this is a new day for Idyllwild Pines Camp.”

Designed by Mike Abbate and Jamie English of Portland, OR. Woodwork by Alex Watson of Idyllwild, CA. Stonewood by Wayne Cameron of Idyllwild, CA .