Award-winning contemporary Christian musician Brandon Heath first attended Malibu Club, a Young Life summer camp in British Columbia, when he was 16 in 1995 with his local Young Life club in Nashville.
“I’ve been back every summer since and I have a lifelong commitment to that place. I gave my life to Jesus on the ninth hole of the frisbee golf course,” Heath said in an interview on the Young Life website.
It seems weird that a summer camp would be called Malibu Club, but the property has an interesting history as a luxury resort for the rich and famous. Opened in 1945, it attracted big name stars like John Wayne, John F. Kennedy (when he was a senator), Barbara Stanwyck, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, but closed in 1950 when it was no longer turning a profit. Young Life acquired the property and had its first summer camp there in 1954 with nine campers.
Below is a summer camp-esque video for his song “The Light In Me.”
His latest album, Blue Mountain, was released on Oct. 9.