Camp SoCal

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Camp SoCal is an incredibly unique camp experience. For 5 days, we will have a blast hanging out with friends, living in college dorm rooms, exploring Southern California, and competing in Squad Wars! What truly makes this week special is the chance to shift focus from everyday distractions to hear engaging guest speakers teach God’s Word and challenge us in our relationships with Jesus. There's nothing like Camp SoCal, and if you're a middle school or high school student, you won’t want to miss the best week of the year!

The Basics

This year we are headed back to The Master’s University for Camp SoCal, and we would love for your student to join us! There’s nothing like getting time away with friends, learning from the Bible, and coming back refreshed and refueled. Please take the time to carefully read through this registration packet and let us know if you have any questions. 

  • When // July 18-22
  • Who // Camp SoCal is open to all students entering 8th grade through those graduating 12th grade.
  • Where // The Master’s University // 21726 Placerita Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91321 // masters.edu
  • Check In // Faith Community Church // 10:00 am, July 18
  • Return // Faith Community Church // Evening, July 22
  • Super Early-Bird Cost // $260 if $50 deposit is paid by Tuesday, April 3 — full amount is due July 1
  • Early-Bird Cost // $275 if $50 deposit is paid by Tuesday, May 8 — full amount is due July 1
  • Regular Cost // $290 — full amount is due Sunday, July 1
  • Guest Speakers // Adam Ashoff & Harry Walls
  • Sign Up // Sign up beginning Tuesday, March 20 @ 6pm. Please note that spots fill up very fast and we sell out every year!
  • Vibes // Some of our days will be a spent at the University but some will be spent exploring parts of Southern California. Full details for this year aren’t available yet but in the past we’ve been to Malibu, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Los Angeles, City Walk, Griffith Park, and more.
  • Dorm Life // Students will be paired up and staying in dorm rooms.
    • Background-checked staff will be in separate rooms and scattered throughout the halls.
    • Girls and guys dorms will be separated by a large common area.

Registration

Registration is not complete until we receive the following:

  • $50 non-refundable Deposit // Deposit is needed to secure your spot!

    • Pay deposit by Tuesday, April 3 to ensure a super early-bird price of $260
    • Pay deposit by Tuesday, May 8 to ensure an early-bird price of $275
    • Pay deposit by Sunday, July 1 to ensure a price of $290
  • Full Balance // Due no later than July 1
  • Completed Registration Form (download "Registration Packet" below) // Due no later than July 1
  • Current Faith Community Church Medical Form (download "Registration Packet" below) // Due no later than July 1
  • Sign Up // You can sign up at youth group on Tuesday nights, or by calling Jason at the church office – (661) 267-2200.

Registration Packet can be downloaded here.

Supervision & Safety

All students will be assigned a background-checked leader for the week who is responsible for their safety and wellbeing during camp. This leader will be with them at all times when away from the university campus and is responsible for them while on campus. All leaders go through an interview and training process to ensure they are prepared for the week. The name and cellphone number of your student’s leader will be available at check-in. 

Safety is a priority for Camp SoCal. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of your student:

  • All staff members are interviewed, background checked, and trained.
  • All staff members will have their cellphones on and with them at all times. 
  • A CPR and First Aid trained staff member will be with the group at all times. 
  • The Master’s University campus will have a security team present throughout the week. 

Dress Code

For the week of Camp SoCal, we want students to focus on Jesus, so we ask that everyone dress appropriately, not in a way that distracts. If you feel like something is questionable, leave it at home.

Specifics for ladies:

  • No bikinis are allowed. 
  • You may wear a one piece, a dark tank top over your swimsuit, or a tankini if it covers your stomach.
  • Tops without straps or that show your stomach should not be worn. 
  • Clothing should not have any inappropriate language or illegal substances on it. 

Specifics for guys:

  • Speedo style bottoms should not be worn.
  • Clothing should not have any inappropriate language or illegal substances on it. 

Food

Students will be provided most meals, the only exception being a meal on the way home from camp (please bring $10 to cover the cost of this meal). Snacks will also be made available and students are welcome to bring and/or purchase their own. Please let us know on the attached medical form if your student has any food allergies we should be aware of. We will try our best to make provisions if a student has a food preference (i.e. gluten-free preference) but guarantees cannot be made.

Medicine

We will not be distributing or keeping medicine for students unless it is absolutely necessary. Your child will be responsible for their own medication during the week. Appropriate leaders will be given any medical information needed for those in their care. Please let us know if your student has any special needs.

Cell Phones & Communication

We desire for students to have a week to focus on Jesus without distractions. For this reason, cell phone usage will be somewhat restricted. Students should expect to only have their phones with them during limited activities. Leaders will have their cell phone with them at all times in case of an emergency. Please follow us on social media to get updates during the week. 

Camp photos and updates will be posted daily to our social media accounts:

  • Instagram.com/anthemfcc
  • Facebook.com/studentsfcc 

Emergency contact numbers:

  • Jason Wick – (661) 609-9172
  • The Master’s University – (800) 568-6248
  • The cellphone number of your student’s leader will be available at check-in.

Questions

Questions before camp?

  • Faith Community Church – (661) 267-2200
  • Jason Wick – jason@faithtoyou.com

Packing List

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Bible
  • Sleeping bag (or twin “extra long” bed sheets) + pillow
  • Clothing for 5 days (coin-operated laundry machines available in dorms)
  • Dress code appropriate swimsuit
  • Towel – for showers and beach
  • Closed-toe shoes – for games
  • Sandals and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries – soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, etc.
  • Snacks
  • At least $10 to cover the cost of one meal
  • Extra spending money
  • Games to play with others

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

  • Electronics – (please see note under “CELL PHONES” for our phone policy)
  • Tobacco products, alcohol, drugs
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Lighters/Matches
  • Pranks
  • Items with great sentimental value

Registration Packet can be downloaded here.