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Who We Are


We are people dedicated to creating quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning.

We nurture persons so they may...

  • Grow in wisdom and in healthy self-esteem.

  • Develop lifestyles of loving interdependence with each other and all of creation.

  • Affirm and expand their faith in God and their service as Christian disciples within God's world.

We serve religiously affiliated groups, schools and educational bodies, families, service organizations and other non-profit groups who enrich life in the world.



We are committed to providing quality experiences and a safe environment. Lazy W Ranch Camp’s American Camp Association accreditation means that it annually undergoes a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation and program with a keen eye for safety and quality.


We're your partners... talk with us.

We can help as you make the decision about the best camp and retreat experience for you or your family or retreat group. We will work with you to create an event of any kind. Let us know.

Where is that special place where you encounter God?

For us, we believe it’s Lazy W Ranch Camp. Since the summer of 1954, we have been creating amazing, Christ-centered experiences for children and youth. We are a year-round camp and retreat center in the Cleveland National Forest, outside of San Juan Capistrano, California. Our 160 acre site operates a residential summer camp, specialized weekend retreats, and hosts groups from all over Southern California.  Come find God in the natural beauty and experience the growth and joy that comes from living in Christian community. 

Our Setting

Nestled beneath the slopes of the Santa Ana Mountains 14 miles

east of San Juan Capistrano, Lazy W Ranch Camp is a special

place where the Hot Springs Canyon creek fills the canyon with the sound of flowing water during the year while surrounded by towering mountains.  With an abundance of plant and wildlife communities, Lazy W Ranch is a natural place to explore God’s creation and experience God’s love in a caring community. Lazy W Ranch Camp’s camping programs include events for children, youth and adults.

Please Note: 

Lazy W Ranch is not wheelchair accessible.

Use or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. Any smoking is extremely limited due to fire danger.

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