Update July 1st
Escape the city! Rent an individual cabin for the family, or bring your tent and enjoy the adventure!
We know many families are eager to get outdoors after the long-quarantined spring. To meet that need Lazy W Ranch Camp is offering an exciting opportunity for families and campers alike - a getaway for those living in the same household!
The Household Holiday offers an opportunity to enjoy your own private cabin in the woods, or tent camping in our Tent Camping area for a donation to Lazy W Ranch.
We will have more updates on availability by July 15, 2020. Please check back here often for updates and availability.
Update May 29th
A Message from Lazy W Ranch Director:
Dear Lazy W Ranch Friends and Family,
Just a few months ago I never would have imagined that I would be announcing that we have made the difficult decision to not operate summer camp this summer. My heart is extremely heavy as this will be the first time in over 60 years that Lazy W Ranch has not been filled with campers enjoying community, nature and getting close to Jesus.
This decision was not made in haste. After much prayer, conversations with Cal-Pac Leaders, our Leadership Team, and other camp directors, we discerned we would not be able to guarantee the safety of our staff or guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This inherent risk along with the additional staff, and protocol challenges made this difficult decision necessary.
Many people have been reaching out asking what they can do to help during this time. First, please be praying for the Lazy W staff, and all those that unfortunately will not be attending summer camp. Next, we need help with work around the camp. If you can volunteer at Lazy W for a day, we have lots of little (and big) jobs. Lastly, we also need financial support. We understand this is a hard time for everyone, however, if you can financially help support our facilities and staff during this difficult season it would be an amazing gift. If you are already signed up for a camp this summer, you can either roll your deposit to a camp in 2021, request a refund, or if you are able to donate your deposit that would be an amazing gift to the camp at this time.
In light of all this, there is good news! We will be holding
a Fall Retreat and Christmas Camp, should local and state guidelines permit. The Leadership Teams will continue to meet making plans for virtual connection times each day for the weeks of Elementary, Jr High, and Sr High.
As of right now Lazy W Ranch will remain closed until Labor Day. We will be assessing the situation weekly, monitoring new CDC guidelines and how the State of California re-opening is progressing, in order to move forward with decision for fall. I know this letter comes as a great disappointment to many. However, in these difficult times, we know that God is still at work! During this time we are also hopeful that God is doing something new in our own lives, and this wonderful camp. A verse that has been special to our staff this year is Isaiah 43:18-19, The Lord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it? I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land.” (NCV) God’s promises are definitely leading us through.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or are looking for ways to support Lazy W during this season.
May God bless you today and every day,
Calvin Griffin, Director
Lazy W Ranch Camp
A Message from Cal-Pac Director of Camp Ministries:
Summer Camp 2020 Update (May 29, 2020)
With a heavy heart and after much prayer and consider-
ation it has been decided that the traditional California-Pacific Conference Summer Camp programs at Cedar
Glen, Lazy W and Wrightwood will be cancelled for 2020. Instead we will be offering alternative ways to experience camp in the coming months as listed below.
Our Wesleyan heritage calls us to “do no harm” and the safety of our campers and staff has always been our top priority. With so much still uncertain about the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of contagion, testing and treatment
our summer camp teams feel that it is best for us not to hold our traditional resident camp programs in order to
promote the health and safety of all campers, families and staff.
Summer camp will be greatly missed by all who have been looking forward to it, especially this year! There is a great longing for time outdoors together with God and the
camp community. Our theme is “Lift Our Hearts!” from Psalm 121. So we are providing some exciting new opportunities to share in the camp experience over the
next few months as follows:
1 – SUMMER CAMP REUNION WEEKENDS for all ages
will be held at Cedar Glen, Lazy W and Wrightwood.
Please check their websites for further details.
2 – “HOUSEHOLD HOLIDAYS” – retreat time with those living in the same household – will be available in July and August at all of our sites – Aldersgate, Cedar Glen, Colby, Lazy W and Wrightwood. Reservations can be made through calling the camp offices or visiting the camp websites starting in June.
3 – “WEB-BASED EXPERIENCES” for campers and fam-
ilies will be available in June and July. Look for invitations from the summer camp staff and the camp websites.
4 – A YOUNG ADULT INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY will
be offered at Camp Wrightwood for three weeks in July 6-26 – a time of “spiritual quarantine” for 18-24-year-olds
including worship, prayer, service, nature and hikes, meals and much time for reflection. Call Camp Wrightwood or
go to their website for further details and application.
Here are the places to ask questions or get further information:
Camp Cedar Glen | 760.765.0477 | www.campcedarglen.org
Lazy W Ranch | 949.728.0141 | www.lazywranch.org
Camp Wrightwood | 760.249.3453 | www.campwrightwood.org
Aldersgate Retreat Center | 310.459.6699 | www.aldersgateretreat.org
Colby Ranch | 626.792.2296 | www.colbyranch.org
Cal-Pac Camps and Retreats | www.calpacumc.org/campandretreat
Please consider making a donation to a camp or our Cal-Pac Conference Camp and Retreat Ministry at this important time. Our centers have on-going expenses for maintenance, staff, utilities and insurance without any spring or summer revenue from camp and retreats. By giving now you help ensure we will be able again to
provide vital ministries to all as we re-open. You can
donate now via the button below.
Be hopeful! We know that there will be a time soon when we can gather again at camp. We miss you! Be healthy and safe while “the joyful anticipation deepens”
Rev. David Berkey, Director
Camp, Retreat, and Discipleship Ministries
Lazy W Ranch is currently closed to Residents only who live on site due to the COVID19 Pandemic. This currently limits any access to trails. Effective September 2019, the US Forest Service issued an Order of closure for the Trails in our area including the Los Pinos trail until September 2020. We will keep you updated on our website as well as the Cleveland National Forest Website. Cleveland National Forest Closure Updates