REFRESHING GOD'S PEOPLE

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  • ABOUT
  • EXPECT
  • STAFF
  • HISTORY

VISION


To create an atmosphere where  people come from all walks of life, to be refreshed. A place where recreation, God’s creation, the word of God, and worship, all combine in leaving a lifelong impact on the soul of each camper.

MISSION


Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God

LOCATION


WHAT TO EXPECT


When you arrive at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, you should expect to have your life touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. With the combination of spiritual worship, great Bible studies, good food, and outrageous activities, you can expect to be extremely blessed. Our staff will do all that they can to see that every need you have will be met with a servant’s heart. If at the end of your retreat you leave having experienced a touch from the Lord, then we have done what God has called us to do.
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Refreshing Service

Each member of our staff is willing to meet all of your needs. Whatever comes up, we are here to serve you in any way.
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Refreshing Atmosphere
Our property, situated on 300 acres, is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, providing a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
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Refreshing People
Everyone that works at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp is called by God to serve here, and is ready to help you during your stay.

KEY LEADERSHIP


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Greg Kibler

Director

Greg began at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp in 1993, assisting in the construction of the facility. Opening the summer of 1994, he became a part of the camp team, and in 1996 began serving as the assistant director. His duties included overseeing the facility building and grounds, helping develop and oversee the numerous activities for kids, and being involved in day-to-day operations with staff and retreats. In 2013, Greg became the director and continues to enjoy serving in such a beautiful setting that is impacting lives for eternity.

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Jim Ramos

Assistant Director

Jim began attending Calvary Chapel in 1970. He then became part of the ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa at the Conference Center in Twin Peaks, where he was the manager of the food service for many years. He is now the pastor of a small church in Green Valley lake, California.

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Lisa Guffey

Office Manager

Lisa has been the office manager since 2008. She handles the contracts with the retreat leaders, as well as the insurance requirements. When you call the camp phone number, it is Lisa who will help you with all your needs and questions.

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Seth Weimer

Facilities & Activities Coordinator

Seth oversees all the physical needs of our facility as well as the activities that are available for the day. He is the “man behind the scenes”.

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Leigh Ann Wahlquist

Housekeeping

Leigh Ann is the head of Green Valley Lake Christian Camp’s housekeeping department. She, along with the rest of the staff, works hard to make sure the lodges and dorms are clean and ready for the guests’ arrival.

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Michael Smith

Audio & Visual

Michael is the overseer of all audio/visual needs. Please inform Michael one week prior to ensure every audio/visual need is met.

History


At the turn of the century, Green Valley Lake Christian Camp was originally a logging camp called Lightning Dale. Much of the timber that came from the property was used to build crates for orange groves and provide wood for the town of San Bernardino. In the 1940s, the grounds were home to Larry’s Boys Camp because of its scenic hiking trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. During this time, springs and wells were built that are still on-site today. The Boy Scouts of America purchased the property and utilized the grounds for their Boy Scout camp from 1950-1980. Over time, the camp was abandoned and went into disrepair until Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa purchased the grounds in the 1980s. For twenty-five years, Pastor Chuck Smith desired to have a Christian camp, and after prayerfully seeking God’s provision and direction for the property, Green Valley Lake Christian Camp broke ground in 1991. Today, Green Valley Lake Christian Camp hosts hundreds of camps and retreats every year, accommodating groups of all ages to provide a place where God’s people can be refreshed.