What is JFO?Journey Farthest Out is an outgrowth and authentic expression of the Camps Farthest Out movement founded nearly 90 years ago by Dr. Glenn Clark. A college professor, coach, author, and firm believer in the power of prayer, Glenn had a vision to create a spiritual training ground where families, couples and singles could come together as "athletes of the spirit" to renew mind, body and soul, steep ourselves in prayer, and go farther out in our individual relationships with God. Prayer is at the heart of the JFO experience: silent prayer, spoken prayer, individual prayer and group prayer. As we explore our spirituality, we respect one another's privacy while encouraging sharing and a oneness of spirit. We invite all people, regardless of creed, orientation or spiritual background, to come experience the joy of Kingdom living through participation in the full camp program. We put aside our differences and create a safe place where all people are welcomed with the unconditional love taught by Jesus.
"The camps are dedicated to the purpose of discovering the wholeness of that abundant life which Christ promised, that life which is our rightful heritage whenever we dedicate our body, mind and soul completely to God through play, work and worship. We invite our campers to enter the kindergarten of creativity and discover all the joyous opportunities for spiritual expression. The highest art of life is a living prayer." Glenn Clark
2018 Camp Dates: July 21, 2018 - July 28, 2018
New - pay by Credit Card!
Winni JFO can now accept credit cards for all your payments!
You can now charge your registration fee, your room and board deposit (or the entire amount), and contributions.
You can make credit card charges here on our web site:
For registration fees and room and board, use your registration form that came in the mail with your brochure to calculate the amounts you want to charge, and then go here to make your payment.
[Note: our credit card processor charges us 2.2% for each charge. Please consider increasing the amount your charge slightly to cover this fee.]
Visit our photo albums page to see pictures of last year's camp! Photo Album 2017
Listen to the 2017 speaker talks here: Winni Talks
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2018 SpeakersDiana Halpenny
Diana was raised in the Novato United Methodist Church in Northern California, where her parents were founding members and she was baptized on the cement slab foundation that would become the church. As she reached young adulthood, she hungered for a direct relationship with Jesus and God, and felt that all people, regardless of faith, are God's creation and deserving of the love taught and exemplified by Jesus. Through experiences she can only describe as mystical, Diana has had a sense of being guided and supported as she moved into her adult years and during a 37-year career as an attorney representing school districts. Throughout these adult years, she has sought a spiritual community authentic in its love and not bound or constrained by dogmas. In 1997, a friend introduced her to Camps Farthest Out, where she found the community she had been seeking. She has been attending CFO and now Journey Farthest Out Camps in Northern California nearly every year since then. She is honored and humbled to be invited to speak at Winni, and looks forward to expanding her JFO circle of friends.
Mike started attending CFO/JFO when he was 16, almost 35 years ago, and has been a regular attendee ever since. He has been an educator for nearly 30 years, having worked with all ages from preschool through graduate school. He holds a Ph.D. in Preaching and New Testament Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as Master's degrees in Divinity and Theology. Mike taught speech and preaching courses at Princeton Seminary for 10 years. He also taught English in Western China (1987), Israel/Palestine (2000), and in Germany (2011). Mike's background is in music; he is a flute player and a composer of choral music, having premiered works at St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Berlin Cathedral recently, and he currently sings with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus. Mike grew up in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific and also in the Boston area. After the blizzard of '78 his family decided that Arizona was very attractive, and they resettled there. Mike currently lives in Phoenix, where he teaches college courses in spiritual studies, tutors in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and teaches adult education in theology at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Mike is a big fan and avid reader of the writings of Glenn Clark.
"…The Camps Farthest Out are the unformalized, silent, creeping leaven that is needed to revitalize a dying civilization." -- Charlotte M. Clough quoting Starr Daily, from the preface to The Way of Holy Affection