BECOMING PART OF OUR FAMILY

The C.I. Design Team is working hard and meeting regularly to brainstorm, plan, and prepare to make C.I. an awesome, memorable, and meaningful experience for you. I am so excited about your interest in attending Christmas Institute (C.I.) this year. I can vividly remember my own experience and the excitement that I felt about being away from home, being with other young people, and learning more about my faith and making it my own. C.I. is truly special to me because it was the place where I not only found a loving community, but also experienced God's unfailing love. Since then, C.I has served as a launch pad for me to follow Him for the rest of my life.  We hope and pray that C.I can be both a transformative and a memorable experience for you.

YADAO SCHOLARSHIP

HISTORY:

The Yadao Scholarship was created at Christmas Institute in 2006, where Lawry and Trini Yadao were recognized for their commitment and dedication to the Christmas Institute ministry for playing a vital role as guidance counselors to C.I. leadership and as role models to all. The Yadaos have decided to grant the scholarship to a first-time camper who has interest in attending the retreat to learn about God and develop their Christian faith.

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

  • ​First-time Christmas Institute camper 

  • Must provide a signed reference letter from Pastor or Youth Leader 

  • Must provide a signed Personal Statement explaining background and need 

  • Scholarship forms must be complete and submitted upon check-in at CI.

YADAO SCHOLARSHIP FORM:

All applicants for the Yadao Scholarship are required to complete the online registration process of submitting a form and payment.

 

The scholarship application and personal statement will be reviewed by the Design Team after CI, then depending on how many applicants qualify, reimbursement checks for partial the amount of the registration fee will be issued and mailed out in February. Reimbursement for full registration fee is not guaranteed.

OUR CAMP DATES:

December 28th to December 30th, 2020

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OUR THEME:

"THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE: Peace, Hope, & Love "

“Therefore, since we have been made righteous through his faithfulness, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have access by faith into his grace in which we stand through him, and we boast in the house of God's glory. But not only that! We even take pride in our problems, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. This hope doesn't put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”  

 

ROMANS 5:1-5 (CEB)

Register NOW!

Registration Instructions:

1. Complete the online registration form by filling out the form below.

(If you cannot view the form onto your smartphone, please click on the button below called "Register Now!") This is a camp requirement.

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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