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Adventurers
Children's Ministry
Pathfinders
Pine Springs Ranch
PSR Summer Camp
Senior Youth
Young Adults
2012 - 2013 Theme
Gear Up 
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Upcoming Events

Adventurer Beach Day
Bolsa Chica State Beach
September 23, 2012

Information & Registration

 

 

Pathfinder Teen Institute

Pine Springs Ranch
October 5-7, 2012
Information & Registration

 

2012 SECC

Youth Ministries Leadership Convention

Ontario Convention Center

Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20, 2012

Information & Registration

   

Pathfinder Camporee

Rancho Jurupa Campgrounds
November 1-4, 2012

Information & Registration

 

Shine Young Women's Retreat

Pine Springs Ranch

November 9-11, 2012

shine@seccsda.org

 

Pathfinder Teen/Staff Swim Check-off

Drayson Center, LL

January 20, 2013

Information

 

Jr. High Bible Camp

Pine Springs Ranch
February 3-5, 2012

 

Pathfinder Kite Day 

Mariner's Point, San Diego
March 3, 2013
Information

 

Pathfinder Teen River

'Reward' Trip

Needles, CA

April 4-7, 2013

Information

 

Adventurer Fun Day
 
Conference Grounds

April 21, 2013

Information

 

Pathfinder Fair

Conference Grounds 

May 19, 2013 

Information

 

Quick Links

SECC Youth Ministries

 

Pine Springs Ranch

 

PSR Summer Camp

Location

SECC Youth Ministries

11330 Pierce Street
Riverside, CA  92505

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 79990
Riverside, CA  92513-1990

 

Fax: 951.509.2399

 

Conference Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 5:30pm


Pine Springs Ranch
58000 Apple Canyon Road
Mountain Center, CA  92561

Mailing Address:
PO Box 37
Mountain Center, CA  92561

Fax: 951.659.5692

2012 - 2013 Theme

Each year (September - August) the SECC Youth Ministries theme reflects one of the strategic plan's three goals - Authentic Living, Discipling and Kingdom Building.  This year's theme is based on discipling:  Gear Up! . "...the God of peace...equip you with everything good for doing His will...Amen."  Hebrews 13: 20-21
September 2012

2012 SECC Youth Ministries Leadership Convention  

 YM Conv Poster

This convention is for all church leaders involved with   childre, junior high, Pathfinders, Adventurers, Sabbath School, youth and young adults.  The seminars will provide a comprehensive training for each ministy; some will even have intensive seminars where particpatns will receive certification.  Click here for a detailed seminar schedule.

 

Time is running out!  The covention is being held at the Ontario Convention Center.  Registration is $139(SECC members receive a $20 discount); deadline is September 10.  Hotel accomodations are being provided by the Ayres Inn at Ontario located adjacent to the convention center for $89 per nightwith up to six persons in a room and includes a hot breakfast, internet, parking and each room has a refrigerator and microwave.  Click here to register! 

Adventurers
Adventurer LogoLeaders' Training Convention 

This year we are not having a separate training for Adventurer leaders.  Instead Youth Ministries is combining training for all leaders at one convention.  As part of the Adventurer training we will offer all the seminars for Basic Staff Training in English and Spanish as well as for Master Guide Training.  Registration is $119 for SECC constituents and includes convention packet, attendance to all general sessions, exhibits, access to over 100 seminars and meals.  Click for more information and registration.

 

Beach Day

Adventurers are having their annual conference-wide Beach Day at the Bolsa Chica State Beach.  This event is open to any family that is part of a registered SECC Adventurer club.  Read more...

Children's Ministries 
 cm logoVacation Bible School Funding 
In order to receive the funding that you applied for last year, you must submit your VBS Report.  Click here to do that now.  While you are at it, click here to fill out the VBS Funding Request for 2013.

 

Thank you for the awesome job and  all the hard work and dedication that you and your team put into making the VBS program at your church a smashing success!  God bless you and your ministry.

 

Children's Ministries Convention

We have received a few phone calls in regards to the Children's Ministries Convention that we usually hold on a yearly basis.  Please be aware that the SECC Youth Ministries Leadership Convention: Gear Up is the CM Convention this year. There will over 4 tracks offered at the convention (Basic Certification, Advanced Certification, Puppets, and Clowns).  The Basic Certification track will also be offered in Spanish. 

 

We are looking forward to a weekend filled with lots of useful training, uplifting praise and worship music, and also inspirational speakers.  Please mark it in your calendar to join us on October 18-20, 2012 at the Ontario Convention Center.  For more information, please visit www.seccyouth.com.

 

As part of showcasing the different ministries in our churches around Southeastern California Conference, we would like to highlight the different youth ministry events that have happened or are going on at this moment. If you would like your ministry to be a part of this, please email 5 pictures with descriptions of what your group or kids are involved in. This is open for Children's Ministry, Pathfinders, Adventurers, and also Youth Groups. Please email your pictures to youthevents@seccsda.org. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please call Liz Adams at 951-509-2260.
Pathfinders

Leaders' Training Convention

This year we are not having a separate training for Pathfinder leaders.  Instead Youth Ministries is combining training for all leaders at one convention.  As part of the Pathfinder training we will offer all the seminars for Basic Staff Training in English and Spanish as well as Master Guide Training.  Master Guides who are working on Pathfinder Leadership (PLA) and Pathfinder Instructor (PIA) Awards will have till September 2014 to complete the requirements.  Adventist Youth Ministries Training Certificate (AYMT) will replace these.  Therefore, all seminars for the PLA and PIA will be offered at this convention.  Reigstration is $119 for SECC constitutents and includes a convention packet, attendance to all general sessions, exhibits, access to over 100 seminars and meals. Click for more information and registration.

 

County Meetings

Each county coordinator is scheduling county meetings in August or September to meet with their local clubs to discuss upcoming events, registration, etc.  These are the dates so far:

  • San Bernardino County - September 6, 7:00pm @ Loma Linda Korean

Contact your county coordinator for more information.

  

Teen Institute
This institute provides an opportunity to increase the teen's awareness of their responsibilities/relationship in their local Pathfinder club, for their fellow man and for God.  This year's theme is Gear Up! and our focus is discipling.  Teens will learn the teachings of Jesus, to internailize those teachings so they really understand them and, hopefully, become devoted to them.  Then they will learn about following Jesus and leading others to follow Him as well.  Read more...

 

Special Music

Anyone interested in doing special music for Teen Institute will need to contact Frances Racobs at (951) 785-0095 or francesracobs@sbcglobal.net.

 

Camporee

SECC Camporee is held in the Southeastern California Conference territory and provides opportunity for the pathfinders to broaden their experience.  It gives Pathfinder leaders a chance to compare notes with other leaders.  The Pathfinders are able to expand their personal friendships when they meet young people from other clubs and are also able to demonstrate their special skills and achievements.  Read more...

 

Camping Skills will be Friday's special event.  Volunteers are needed to teach the different honors at each level.  Please fill out the volunteer form. 

 

Fundraiser

180 Fundraising is offering a great opportunity to fund raise for Oshkosh! They are offering fully customized discount cards.  Participating vendors will be represented on the back of the card at no cost to them and their discount offer will be valid and reusable for an entire 12-month period.  They do the work to acquire 15 vendors for you and to their utmost to engage those business you'd like to have featured.  Read more...

 

If your club decides to participate in this fundraiser, mention either SECC Pathfinders or Judi Jeffreys for the best deal.

Pine Springs Ranch 

 

 

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An Eventful Summer Camp

 

 

Summer Camp has come to a close and all is well. We had a little excitement towards the end with lightning and thunder. On one day we had lightning strike one of the trees near the horse corral. Although we knew something had been struck, we did not see anything at first. A few minutes later, one of our staff noticed smoke and then saw a fire. Our maintenance worker Jake Guy, and our assistant director, David Machado, were able to put the fire out with fire extinguishers and shovels. We are grateful to them and God that the fire did not have a chance to spread. We did sustain other damage that day. We had several computer switches blow out, a CAT5 line fry, and a main switch on our server was rendered useless due to an electrical surge as a result of the lightning. Even Memo, from the conference IT department, had to drive up and spend a day helping us restore the system.

 

A few days later, just after the last summer campers had left, we had another lightning strike up past North Village. All seemed ok, but the next day is when we realized the damage. A transformer had blown and so had a coil in the pool pump. We had to do a little scrambling since we had a youth group of about 100 teens showing up the day after summer camp ended. We ended up housing some of the teens in the lodge instead of North Village since we couldn't get the parts to make the repairs until a day later. Although the lightning storms were impressive, they were very costly due to the repairs that we had to make.

 

Despite all of the challenges, we are grateful for the blessings that we witnessed during summer camp. As always, we begin a very busy season of retreats. We ask for you to join us in praying for energy, love, patience, and grace as we minister to the different groups who come here to encounter God.  

PSR Summer Camp
Summer Camp LogoThank You!
Summer Camp 2012 has ended and we want to thank you for the opportunity to bring your youth to the throne of Christ. The Lord does great works at camp!

 

We are already preparing for Summer 2013. Please keep camp in your prayers as we continue to find new and exciting ways to minister to youth. 

 

His blessings to all of you.

Senior Youth
 SECC Youth Ministries Leadership Convention 
As part of showcasing the different ministries in our churches around Southeastern California Conference, we would like to highlight the different youth ministry events that have happened or are going on at this moment.  If you would like your ministry to be a part of this, please email 5 pictures with descriptions of what your group or kids are involved in. This is open for Children's Ministry, Pathfinders, Adventurers, and also Youth Groups. Please email your pictures to youthevents@seccsda.org. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please call Liz Adams at 951-509-2260.
Young Adults
 6th Annual West Coast Music & Worship Conference 

REGISTER Now & SAVE $20.00 off of on-site Registration.Join those who have already registered for the low "General Registration" rate of $99.99!

 

For more information and to register, visit www.wcgms.com.

Contact Us 

Rudy Carrillo, Youth Director - Pathfinders & Adventurers/NSO
rudy.carrillo@seccsda.org                         951.509.2254


Judi Jeffreys, Secretary - Pathfinders & Adventurers/NSO
judi.jeffreys@seccsda.org                         951.509.2265


Eric Penick, Associate Youth Director - Senior Youth & Young Adults
eric.penick@seccsda.org                           951.509.2262


Manny Vitug, Associate Youth Director - Children's Ministry/PSR Summer Camp
manny.vitug@seccsda.org                        951.509.2269

 

Liz Adams, Secretary - Senior Youth & Young Adults/Children's Ministrys
liz.adams@seccsda.org                             951.509.2260

 

Madelyn Magos, Secretary - PSR Summer Camp
madelyn.magos@seccsda.org                   951.509.2266
 

Ana Baeza, Student Worker - Pathfinder & Adventurer Supply Store

youth.student@seccsda.org                     951.509.2268

 

Carmen Ibaņez, Director - Pine Springs Ranch
director@pinespringsranch.org                 951.659.4131

 

Pine Springs Ranch Reservations
reservations@pinespringsranch.org         951.659.4131