ABOUT C.I.

Christmas Institute (C.I.) is an annual 5-day Christian youth retreat based in Southern California. C.I. runs from December 26th—30th. It is open to youth and young adults from 7th grade up to college, and is supported through the United Methodist Church.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM!!!

Leadership team development for the next Christmas Institute is already underway -- in fact, it usually begins during the most recent Christmas Institute 1st Youth Sunday! Conversations about leadership opportunities occur during family group time, cabin sharing, counselor-to-camper conversations and more. All prospective new and returning leaders then gather throughout the year for special trainings and sessions such as Counselor and Staff Trainings (C.S.T.'s), and other leadership events to appear on the calendar. Commitment includes attendance at meetings, prayer/Bible study sessions, participating in personal respected churches and corresponding regularly via phone, e-mail, and/or Slack. Our C.I. Design Team are excited to hear from you if you're interested! Contact us at christmasinstitute.socal@gmail.comsubscribe for more emails, or stay tuned for more dates and events.

C.I. South-Cal trains all prospective counselors and staff every year, new or returning. These gatherings help equip all leaders with the necessary materials, resources, and strategies for running this year's camp while building solid fellowship within the team. If you are unsure, plan to help as much as you can! We would use all the help we can.

 

While being on the C.I. Leadership Team can be fun and rewarding, it is also quite a challenge. Being a leader means knowing how to be a servant; working with youth or peers in the CI setting requires modeling appropriate behavior and exhibiting spiritual maturity—not just at camp, but in your daily walks with Christ.