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“My experience at Ceta Canyon as a volunteer was truly transforming. I volunteered with the goal of ministering to youth, but instead I found myself discovering truths for my own spiritual walk as I had the opportunity to witness to a younger generation.”


“Having the chance to accept Christ in your heart is an amazing feeling. If you ever get the chance to go to Ceta Canyon Church Camp, I’d encourage you to go. It’s a fantastic opportunity to go and learn more about Christ. I accepted Christ my first year.”

Camper DanielleGrade 6-8

“Everything was so much fun – from Old to Young. This is the best place in the world to have a Family Reunion. I came to camp here for the first time as a 9 yr. old in 1955. Every year we come as a family group, our together time is a wonderful experience. We thank you and love you all for your caring and Christian attitudes.”

O.H. JonesFamily Reunion

“It was so much fun! The Worship was amazing! I loved singing to God. I came much closer to the people in my group. I became closer to God.”

Restore Winter Youth Retreat Guests

I am so grateful for the friendships I’ve made here….if you’re looking for a God-centered experience and your life to be changed, apply to Ceta Canyon.

Hannah BrownSummer Staff

The idea of being able to work and get closer to God and meet new people did seem a bit out of my comfort zone, but I applied anyway… God moved so much in my life prior to working at Ceta. I was kinda questioning my faith, but I met amazing people who helped guide me through the words of God again. I would tell new summer staff to take every opportunity to hangout with other staff because they never know how they could change your life in the long run and to not only have fun but also don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone because everyone at Ceta is welcoming.

Jaci Velazquez Summer Staff

Ceta Canyon will always have a special place in my heart. While growing up, I attended several One Way camps. It was at one of these camps that I accepted Jesus Christ into my life as my Lord and Savior. The camps I attended helped build my relationship with the Lord and enhance my spiritual growth. The memories of the prayer chapel, tabernacle, worship services and the counselors will always be with me. I support the ministry of the camping programs at Ceta Canyon as I know the Lord will bless the youth who attend the camps.

David Thomas

On behalf of the Golden Spread Emmaus Board of Directors, Community, the Team of Walk #226, and the pilgrims, we say THANK YOU with heart felt appreciation to you and the entire Ceta Staff.

RogerLay Leader

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Ceta Canyon Camp & Retreat Center for making our 2012 MDA Summer Camp stay so pleasurable. As you know, all year long, children served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association look forward to attending summer camp. They feel like it’s their Christmas time! There is nothing greater than seeing their faces light up when they get to go fishing for the first time, or go swimming, or horseback riding. There are truly no words to describe what a special time it is for them.I compliment your staff on being helpful, accommodating, attentive and respectful to our special needs throughout the week.

BarbaraMDA Assistant Camp Director

I had an amazing time at camp last summer, I met so many new friends and had a great time, it was truly amazing. I felt like God was telling me that I was doing the right being there. I would absolutely love to go again and meet even more people this time.” Justice, Scholarship Recipient “We are so fortunate to have a place such as Ceta Canyon in which children of all ages have the opportunity to hear God’s word, experience his presence, and feel his love. It has truly blessed my family’s life and we look forward to all the memories still to be made there.”

Julie CarlsonParent, Mother Daughter Retreat

I wanted to personally thank you and your band of men and women. The Army West Conference was a huge success with high praises going to God for the work He did through your staff. We had 4 baptisms, 3 of which gave their life to Christ for the first time! we had 95 Army soldiers plus their families, along with 18 others representing the Navy and Air Force. We want to give you and your band of brothers and sisters in Christ a huge thank you for making our experience great and for serving our Nation’s military!

James (Wally) WallenfelszCPT US Army IRR, The Navigators Ft. Bliss

I have very fond memories of attending church camp year after year at Ceta Canyon in the 1980s. I know that my experiences there laid a solid foundation for a lifelong walk with Christ and I am thankful, along with my husband, to be able to play a small part in continuing the legacy of Ceta Canyon.

Christy Brown ConradAlumni

We love Family Camp and we intend to make it an annual tradition.

Family Camp Guest

There is an excitement in the air during the month of May at Bushland Elementary, and if you asked any 4th grader, they would definitely know the reason. For thirteen years, our students have been going to Ceta Canyon for Outdoor Education. Our students as well as our parents anticipate Outdoor Ed from the time they enter our preschool program. So you could say, our students either look forward to, or have wonderful memories of, this magical place. With the time restraints at school and the lack of opportunities for many of our boys and girls, being in the great outdoors provides us a laboratory to create a different kind of learning environment and a new and exciting way to inspire our children. Not only do they learn through their shared experiences but gain courage to dare new challenges along the way. Thank you Ceta Canyon, for giving us an unforgettable memory year after year.”

Bobbye MorganPrincipal of Bushland Elementary

Ceta Canyon Changed my life… forever.”

ScottCamper, Grade 4-6