Family Camp Program Details

Program Staff & Speakers


Hosts and Program Directors - Curt and Rhonda Hamner

After 25 years pastoring in the local church, Curt, along with his wife Rhonda now shepherd ministry leaders and couples around the world. They are Certified Marriage and Relationship Coaches and have forty years of experience, as pastoral counselors. Curt directs Between Two Trees Ministries and is a professional marriage and family education consultant, serving clients including Pepperdine University, Center for the Family, Love and Respect Conferences.  Rhonda speaks to Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs groups) throughout Southern California. This dynamic, husband and wife team, developed "Bed and Breakfast with a Purpose Retreats" fifteen years ago and now look forward to hosting families in this remote, safe and intimate setting. 

Curt and Rhonda met leading High School Camp in the 70s at Forest Home. Christian camping is part of who they are. They have partnered with CBS over the last 10 years and love the history and legacy of CBS Family Camp!

The Hamners have three grown children (two with spouses), and five grandchildren. They call the mountains of Southern California their home, where they enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, landscaping their mountain yard and hosting couples in their home. Whenever possible, they escape to the beach for kayaking and relaxing. Curt and Rhonda have a passion for marriage and a devotion to Christ which motivates them to offer coaching and practical tools to couples to promote the growth in their relationship.

Co-Directors - Jason and Tami Clabaugh

Eighteen years ago Tami and Jason Clabaugh met while working at a summer camp. Since that time they have continued to partner in ministry to kids, students, and adults in church and camp settings! They are passionate about helping people experience Jesus, know his love, and reflect that love in their relationships with others! They have two amazing children who remind them often of what it means to be loved unconditionally. Tami and Jason are excited to partner with Campus by the Sea this summer and share in making memories with families in an amazing environment.

Session 1 - June 21-27, 2019

Speaker - TBA  

Worship - TBA


Session 2 - June 28-July 4, 2019

Speaker - Jeff Mattesich

Jeff Mattesich is the Lead Ministry Pastor at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA. Prior to this, Jeff served as the Associate Pastor of Children and Students and as the High School Pastor both at Lake Avenue Church. Jeff has served and been part of the Lake Ave Church family since 1999, and also been a camp Director at Forest Home Christian Camps. Jeff currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Fuller Youth Institute and is a speaker for Sticky Faith and Growing Young . Jeff has enjoyed serving as a contributing author, guest lecturer, camp and conference speaker, strategic thinker, and creative contributor to several churches, camps, schools, and organizations over his years ministry. Jeff completed his B.A. in Biblical Studies at Azusa Pacific University and went on to receive a Masters from Fuller Theological Seminary. 

Jeff is currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry at Trinity evangelical Divinity School. Jeff has been married to Jenny since 2002 and is the proud father to Henry and Russell. Jeff is an avid cook and UCLA football fan, falls asleep during movies, and is always looking for a new restaurant to try out with family and friends.

Worship - Billy Tarka

Our Worship Leader for Session 2 of CBS Family Camp will be Billy Tarka. As the Shepherd of Response Ministries at Fullerton Free Church, Billy serves the music, design, production, and technical teams in their efforts to create environments and opportunities for people to respond to God in worship.

Billy has been leading worship for over 30 years in various camps and churches across Southern California. His simple but engaging acoustic focus on worship creates space and freedom for all ages and generations to connect with God in a meaningful way. He will lead us in worship in the Main Deck as well as by the sea for intimate times of singing our praises to the Lord.

Billy and Shae were married in 2000 and have three great kids – Braden, Riah, and Reese. Billy has an M.Div. degree from of Talbot School of Theology. He enjoys watching sports, surfing, playing water polo, cooking, listening to great music and drinking great coffee.


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