November 24, 2017: Gratitude, Connection, and #GivingTuesday
From Thanksgiving to Christmas with Hanukah and Kwanzaa in between, the holiday season is full of traditions for many folks and Camp Stevens is no different! Monday evening, before we started preparing for our Thanksgiving Family Camp guests, the staff gathered for a potluck meal and offered stories of gratitude from the last year. We are grateful for each other, for this peaceful and magical place, for disc golf baskets, for good health, and for the stories that bind us together.

Here's to a season of traditions that are rooted in connection and gratitude. We're so glad you're part of our family!
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Beans from the California Coffeeberry plant native to Camp Stevens, used to make a delicious, coffee-like drink. 
Collect for Camp
God of the oak and the pine, the woodpecker and the mountain lion, hear our prayers for Camp Stevens. Inspire those who live at, visit, and love this place. Keep us safe from fire and other danger; and help us as we seek our mission and yours: to be a people and a place of transformation and peace. Amen.
Summer chaplain Kelli Grace Kurtz, Beth Bojarski, and Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy at Los Angeles' Bishop's Gala for Missions celebrating the ministry of the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Nov 4, 2017. 
Rejoice! Bergstrom is Built!

The honor and blessing of your presence is requested!

Join John Taylor, bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles; and Katharine Jefferts Schori, bishop assisting in the Diocese of San Diego and former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church as we rejoice together in the future of Camp Stevens.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10am - sunset

Lodge blessing, carols, and breakfast hors d'ouerves,
followed by a full sit-down lunch & camp activities.

Reservations are requested, space may be limited
email to or call 760-765-0028
Pig Shares Available
From June to December, the Camp Stevens pigs provide as much or more of the inspiration and challenge around our mission of environmental transformation as any other element of our farm and garden program. Raised on organic feed and food scraps and provided room to run and rut, the pigs live into their piggyness as we share, through feeding and conversation, a system that is good for humans and the land with campers and guests.

Pig shares are available and usually sell fast! Call 760-765-0028 or email to reserve yours today. $275 buys about 20 lbs of pork delivered to your door mid- to late-December.
Speaking of traditions: after you #optoutside today and shop on #cybermonday using Amazon Smile (giving a percentage of your purchase to Camp Stevens or another non-profit of your choice), add Camp Stevens to your list of charities on #givingtuesday and support the transformation that happens here all year long!

Here are three specific ways we need your help:

Bergstrom Lodge
We're $122,000 shy of our $1.2M goal:
Can you help us get there?

Buy a Pig Share
Your purchase helps further ecological education through food production.

Friends & Campership
Ensure our mission of transformation reaches every person we encounter.