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Belong. Be well. Be here.

Transformational events for all ages.

The Refuge is the new name for the programs division of La Foret.


Kids & Youth

Spring and Fall Youth Retreats for grades 6-12 and sleep away summer camps for kids grades 3-12



From single day events to week-long retreats, we have something to feed your imagination and refresh your spirit.



Events for families, including children of all ages and grandparents.

Who We Are

The Refuge is a brave space for hopeful people to imagine, co-create, and experience the world as it could be, together in transformational community.

Our Values are Love, Community, Imagination, Transformation, and Nature.


Belong. Be well. Be here.

Financial Assistance

In addition to tiered pricing, we have camperships available for EVERY event at The Refuge. We are a non-profit with a mission and we are commited to ensuring that no one misses one of these transformational opportunities due to cost. When you register, there will always be an opportunity to pay a small deposit and then request financial assistance in whatever amount makes it possible for you to attend. See Campership Information for details.

Apply to be a Camp Counselor

There is nothing as rewarding as helping to facilitate a group of campers in creating a little taste of the world as it should be. There are many opportunities to be engaged, from weekend retreats to week-long sleepaway camps.

Camp Policies & Practices

From UCC beliefs to how we operate as leaders, here's what you need to know. These documents are updated periodically to improve how we serve our campers and guests, and reflect our commitment to growth.

Certified CampWell Camp

La Foret is a Certified CampWell Camp. CampWell is an initiative of the Aliance for Camp Health (ACH). It is a program based on extensive research on the wellbeing of youth and young adults in summer learning environments. Our counselors receive high quality, research-backed training on emotional intelligence, growth mindset, trauma-informed supervision, and much more.

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