About Us - Staff and Contacts

Colby Ranch is a year-round camp and retreat center in southern California, nestled inside the Angeles National Forest, and home to thousands of visitors each year.

Colby is part of the United Methodist family of camps and one of five beautiful sites in southern California. We welcome all faith communities, non-profit groups and families seeking retreat and rejuvenation.

Our mission is to provide a sacred place in God’s creation where ministry thrives.


Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Berry
, Director

Jennifer came to Colby Ranch in 2017 and brings over 10 years of experience as a camp director. She brings a personal love of the experience of creation in and around Colby Ranch, and a vision for how playing and praying in the camp setting is uniquely able to bring us closer to God and to each other.

After 5 years as director at Camp Wrightwood, Jennifer is looking forward to continuing the partnership between these two camps as we continue to serve all of Southern California.

Jennifer can be contacted at jennifer@colbyranch.org.

Danny Armanino, Director

Danny brings to Colby a vast array of backcountry and management experience. He led a wilderness camp in coastal northern California for 10 years and has been an instructor with the Wilderness Medicine Institute since 2001. Many of the new programs at Colby Ranch reflect Danny’s passion for connecting with God deep within Creation.

In his spare time, Danny enjoys hiking the Angeles Forest trails and is a doctoral candidate in sociology at UCSB with research focusing on global philanthropy.

Contact Danny at danny@colbyranch.net or 626-792-2296 for reservations and program information.




Programs & Eventes


Colby Ranch offers a private location for family getaways and group retreats, with availability up to 200 guests. Learn more about how Colby can help you create an event you'll treasure for a lifetime.


Into the Wild & Surf Camp

Colby Ranch's premier adventure programs for youth. See program dates, activity descriptions, and more.



Colby is truly a place apart. Click here for directions to ensure a smooth, stress-free arrival for all of your guests.