Whispering Pines was purchased in 1967 by the Community of Christ church. The first full camping season was in 1968. Whispering Pines was named by an 8 year old boy after he won a contest to choose the best name for the new campground. Before 1967, Whispering Pines was privately owned for 30+ years, and before that, it was known as the Black Horse Mine, in which gold was mined. In 1875, a stage coach road was built between Groom Creek and the Senator Mine. A section of that road can be seen today on the property. The charming old log cabin was built in 1940 and the camp managers live here year round. Over the years, Community of Christ has added several cabins and buildings to provide comfortable accommodations for non-profit organizations to come and create their own camp experience.
Whispering Pines is nestled in the Bradshaw Mountains at an elevation of over 6500 feet. Our property boundaries are literally surrounded by the Prescott National Forest. Each year we welcome diverse groups to walk among the sacredness of creation to enjoy God’s beautiful mountain environment. Our abundant wildlife includes deer, coyotes, squirrels, javelina, and many species of birds. We are situated in a ponderosa pine forest mixed with alligator juniper, oak species, a variety of forbs, native grasses and even some prickly pear cactus to remind you that you are in the southwestern U.S. Groups utilizing the facilities can be inspired and reminded of the beauty and majestic power of God’s goodness and love. Whispering Pines provides an atmosphere of serenity, spiritual renewal and peace.