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Our annual Women’s Retreat focused on Romans 5:5 - "And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." (NIV) Over 500 women came to camp, ready to relax and spend some time with the Lord. The women went home challenged to embrace God’s desire for them: that they'd receive hope to overcome shame in their lives. Our guests also participated in fun and unique activities, including a seminar about the ‘Messy Moments’ in life, an ‘Artist to Artist’ class, Bingo, and made s’mores in Center Camp! Some women were pampered at our ‘Inspired Hair Salon’, and others arranged to get a lovely ‘Massage at the Oasis’! This weekend was all about giving the ladies a place to breathe freely and hear from God. Thank you to Brooke Mardell for speaking so honestly and sharing the hope of God with our guests!


San Marcos Christian Camp, Santa Barbara, is looking for some great staff!  Do you know someone who might be interested?
If so, email Camp Director, Jason Lekas, or call him at 805-705-8991. You can also find more information and apply here
We are currently hiring for the following positions:

·   Food Service Assistant Manager (Full time-Pay D.O.E.)

·  Program Lead (Seasonal-$400 a week)

San Marcos is a 150 acre site located in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara, surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest. Although San Marcos is surrounded by a great natural beauty and great recreational opportunities, our primary goal is to see our campers come to know, in a real and personal way, the saving grace of Jesus Christ. It is our passion to see lives changed! 
We are always looking for quality people who want to serve Christ and see lives changed as much as we do. Everything we do at San Marcos – washing dishes, cleaning cabins, counseling students - seeks to point our campers toward the message of God’s love. We also seek to facilitate your spiritual growth through regular staff worship and sharing. When you join the Ministry Team at San Marcos you join a family of believers that seek to continually be more like Jesus. We want to share your victories, defeats, joys and tears and to help you grow in your walk with the Lord!