We are so excited to work alongside you for what promises to be another great summer at your camps! Thank you so much for your gifts of time, commitment, leadership, and love with the children, youth and adults of the Dakotas and Minnesota UMC Conferences. There are a lot of exciting things happening in camp and retreat ministries and we're eager to share some highlights with you.
Below are some new opportunities for you as a Camp Dean and also forms and helpful resources for a positive experience at camp for you and the campers.
What if God was bigger than you ever imagined? Beyond Belief! — our newest summer camp resource — invites campers to ask the big questions about God and explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts.
Beyond Belief! includes games, worship, Bible study, art projects, daily scripture and bible study questions, and service projects. Campers will discover how God’s endless love launches amazing adventures. God always has new mysteries to explore.
The purpose of a Camp Ambassador (CA) is to share real-time camping and retreat information with children, youth and families in their local churches and communities, as well as other ways to become involved in this life-changing ministry!
Camp Ambassadors act as the spokesperson for UMC Area Camping within their church. They are the conduit for information to flow between camp and local churches. Ambassadors work closely with their pastor/s, Christian education staff, church families and Camp staff to help make sure families stay in-tune with camping opportunities throughout the year, primarily in the spring. Camp Ambassadors work within their local churches to continue the tradition of sharing the mission and ministry of a UMC camping experience!
Our goal is to make it easy…even FUN to share this powerful opportunity, rich in tradition and rooted in faith, which is why we have put together these amazing tools for you to use to share camp!!
Camp Ambassadors are asked to:
The camping ambassador for your church does not do this alone. The Dakotas Camping Staff is happy to work with your ambassador in helping inform your church and community of the camping opportunities in the Dakotas.
Camp Ambassadors Guide PDF- this is your complete guide to everything you need to know! Planning tips, a timeline guide, what to say, how to plan a Camp Sunday.