Our campus

One of Youth With a Mission’s largest campuses, Richardson Springs is hidden in a breath-taking canyon in Northern California. Besides being a missions training center, our campus is also a conference center. Churches, organizations, and Christian camps from all over our region come here throughout the year to have encounters with God, and be refreshed and renewed.
Thousands of people, young and old, have come here to meet with God, to step away from their everyday lives for a season and develop an intimate relationship with Him. There is nothing like hearing the voice of God for yourself, and experiencing the adventure that comes with obedience.


A view of the hotel and the flag circle from mushroom rock.


The beautiful mahogany reception desk is a main feature in the lobby of our historic hotel.

Hotel Lobby

The hotel lobby is elegant and spacious providing plenty of space for groups to chat, for reading or to use the WiFi.

Lobby Fireplace

In the winter our brick fireplace creates a cozy and welcoming environment for your guests.

Mud Creek Cafe

Coffee lovers are well catered for with our new cafe.

Garden Room

The Garden Room with its high ceilings and many windows is the largest room in the hotel building and is used as our main dining room.

Meeting Room

This is one of our meeting rooms – The Family Room. It’s a popular room for small-mid sized conferences and for smaller YWAM gatherings during the week.


Our industrial kitchen gives us the ability to serve large numbers of people.

Cooper House

Cooper House, named for the founders of Springs of Living Waters is typically used for YWAM students housing but at certain times of the year may be available for camps and conferences.


The lodge is close to the hotel and houses our students.

Lodge Lounge

There is plenty of shared spaces in the lodge including a lounge, activity room, pool table room, kitchen and dining room.

Student bedrooms

Our students share with 1-3 others in our lodge bunkrooms.

Swimming Pool

Hot summer months are made much more pleasant by our large swimming pool.

Sport Facilities

Our half basketball court is great for our athletes. We also have a tennis court, sand volleyball and a field that can be used for soccer or softball.

Ping Pong

The ping pong table located on the hotel veranda sees many a fierce competition.


Different sections of our large grounds are named after different nations so that we remember to keep these nations in our prayers.This particular area by the lodge is called England.

Mud Creek

Mud Creek runs right through the property and changes from a gentle stream in the summer where the children hunt for fish and frogs to a small raging river after heavy rains.


There are plenty of quiet spots around the campus to enjoy time alone with God, this gazebo is alongside the creek.


The bonfire is a great place for an informal get-together. There is also a barbecue grill that can serve large groups.


Deer, raccoon and squirrels are among the frequent (and sometimes unwanted) visitors on the property.


We have established an aquaponics system on the campus.


A popular hike is to the waterfall, a short 10 minute walk from the campus.

Mushroom Rock

Mushroom rock is an interesting landmark and another popular hike on the campus.

Three crosses

Our 500 acres is a nature lovers dream, this is another view of our property showing the three crosses, a popular hiking destination.

Conference and camp accomodation

Hotel Rooms

The second floor sleeps two to four per room and have private bathrooms. The third floor sleeps two to six per room and private bathrooms.

Hotel Suite

Our suite on the second floor is the perfect place for your special guests.

Creekview and Honeycomb

The rooms in Creekview and Honeycomb are perfect for large camps and sleep two to six people per room with dormitory style bathrooms and showers.

Sweetwater Cabins

Sweetwater cabins are a grouping of rustic cabins on the southwest end of our campus. Quiet much of the year, they are bustling with activity during summer camp season.

Letter Cabins

A neat little row of bungalows we call our Letter Cabins rest on the banks of Cave Creek, just below the hotel on the east and south. These cabins are used for hospitality to our camps and conference guests.

Letter Cabin Rooms

A view from inside one of our letter cabins.