The University of Redlands is located on 160 beautiful acres in the city of Redlands, California and is nestled at the foot of Southern California’s tallest mountains. The Redlands campus is one of the most attractive in the West and is an easy drive from Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, San Diego, local mountains, and coastal beaches.
The Center for the Arts includes 42,000 square feet of classroom and performance space, as well as beautiful outdoor gathering areas. Included are new facilities for painting and printmaking, a darkroom for black-and-white photography, and state-of-the-art digital labs for graphic design and digital photography. In addition to music practice rooms and a large theater space, there is a black box theater and a laboratory performance space designed to support a variety of audience/performer relationships and more innovative, developmental, and experimental work.
University of Redlands offers a high-quality dining experience using locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible. Great tasting, authentic, and nutritious food is made from scratch, using fresh seasonal ingredients. And they take their role in the community seriously, striving to make socially responsible purchasing decisions. We serve a mostly vegetarian menu, with Kosher meat offered a few times throughout each session; while the kitchen at University of Redlands is not certified Kosher, all of our meals are kosher by ingredient. Our staff works closely with the team from Bon Appétit to ensure we meet a variety of dietary needs, including vegan, lactose free, gluten free, and other allergy-sensitive options. The food service facilities at University of Redlands are nut-sensitive and our program is completely nut-free.
We make our home in one of the university’s charming, air conditioned dorms. Two or three campers live in each room, with bathrooms just down the hall. With an eye towards safety and security, we have exclusive access to the building throughout the summer; counselors are present around-the-clock to ensure our campers have everything they need and to build the sense of community that’s central to all we do.
Havaya Arts is a truly extraordinary place—you will feel part of something bigger than yourself, and you’ll want to experience that magic year after year.