Mountain Respite Camp (MRC) is a peer-led camp for individuals living with or affected by mental illness. MRC serves residents of Southern California.
The 2023 session is scheduled for August 17 – 20.
Clean air, perfect weather, lots to do, and “interesting” people to meet. A break from the noise of the city, this peer-led community travels to Angelus Oaks, California for a weekend excursion in nature.
Camp is intended as both an escape from the challenges of living with a psychiatric disability and an opportunity to bond with people who are strangers yet know intimately what everyone else is going through.
This is a place where a person can let down their guard and just be themselves; for some it will be the light at the end of a dark, scary road. At the Mountain Respite Camp, participants can hike, swim, craft, walk tightropes, and build campfires – all in a communal atmosphere, surrounded by the peace of nature and grace of friends.
Being given this chance to decompress and take a “vacation from mental illness” aids in the wellbeing of anyone with psychiatric challenges.