Strength for the Journey

Save the date: September 11-15 2017

Strength for the Journey was founded by the Reverend Burt All, a United Methodist minister who was himself living with AIDS. Burt has a vision of a place away from the city–away from the pressures of day to day life–where others living with HIV/AIDS could rest, relax, share, connect, play, and heal. His vision was realized in 1988 with the first Strength for the Journey retreats in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Strength for the Journey is a 5 day retreat providing a safe, caring and healing community. This week includes activities to nourish the mind, body, and soul, so that participants may return home with a renewed strength and spirit.

Strength for the Journey- San Diego is made possible with the generous support of the United Methodist Church and San Diego AIDS Walk. All our staff and planners are volunteers. This retreat is open to anyone with HIV/AIDS without regard to religion, race, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Strength for the Journey- San Diego is made possible with the generous support of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, San Diego AIDS Walk, and the Cable Trust administered by the United Methodist Church of Vista.

Camp Cedar Glen is not wheelchair accessible.

Use or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. Any smoking is extremely limited due to fire danger. We are not able to accommodate companion animals.

Questions? Email: or call John Keasler at 619-857-9866

Full cost of the camp is $250 per person. Please include a minimum deposit of $25.00 refundable before Sept.1st. Limited financial assistance may be available to low income persons.  Make check or money order payable to “Cal Pac” and mail to PO Box 6006 Pasadena Ca. 91102. Put SFTJ-San Diego in the memo section of the check.

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We also host Strength for the Journey camps in Los Angeles and Orange Counties during the summer..
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