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Upcoming events

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Storm Mountain Center, SD

    Don't miss this annual gathering of those who relate to United Methodist Conference Camp & Retreat Ministries on behalf of their Annual Conference or region. Come be with colleagues who understand your role and who care about you.

    • engage in small group discussion and networking
    • worship together
    • hear from the UMCRM Board about their work and issues that are important to all of us
    • gain new perspectives from guest speakers
    • tour our host site 

    Event registration includes three nights' lodging, seven meals, and program at beautiful Storm Mountain Center in the Black Hills National Forest near Rapid City, South Dakota.

    Rates TBD

    Second annual Staff Onboarding Day 11/27:

    Tuesday November 27th, 9am-5pm, we will hold an “add-on” day expressly for new (and new-ish) annual conference staff with Camp and Retreat Ministry in their portfolio.

    Learn more about the powerful opportunities, unique challenges, and supportive resources available to your work on the conference level in camping ministries. Seasoned conference staff will share in this day customized to your needs. If you opt to participate in this extra day, the cost is $25, $50 if staying over Monday night. Airport transportation will be provided.


    We'll coordinate shuttle runs from Rapid City airport (RAP). Please schedule flight arrivals by 4 pm if you want to make it to the camp in time for dinner on Tuesday. The ride to Storm Mountain is approximately 1 hour. Departing flights should not be scheduled before 10 a.m. on Friday (shuttle leaves after breakfast).

    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 01 Feb 2019
    • Life Enrichment Center & Warren Willis Camp, Fruitland Park, FL
    Themed, "@ the Table," UMCRM's biennial cornerstone event will be hosted in 2019 at the Life Enrichment Center & Warren Willis Camp in Fruitland Park, Florida. Gather with camp and retreat ministry leaders from across the country for inspiration, education, fun, and fellowship. 

    We will explore our faith and our call as we celebrate, create, connect, and share with one another around the table.

    Rev. Junius B. Dotson, UMC General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries, will keynote. Rev. Melissa Cooper will join us as Bible study leader. Beth and Travis Allison of CampHacker/GoCampPro will teach and lead keynotes and workshops. We'll be mixing it up with a variety of worship and musical styles, so there will be a little something for everyone.

    This event is designed to be family-friendly (kids program is free!), and non-United Methodist camp leaders are warmly welcomed. 

    Registration will open this summer. In the meantime, please contact our Registrar, Jen Burch via email, or call 862-200-7260 with any questions.

    Ground transportation will be provided to and from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). 

    • 10 Nov 2019
    • (EST)
    • 14 Nov 2019
    • (EST)
    • Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

    This once-in-a-lifetime ecumenical event will be held at beautiful Lake Junaluska in Western North Carolina. It is a collaborative project of the Outdoor Ministries Connection, an "association of associations" of mainline North American Christian camp/retreat/outdoor ministry leaders, including the UMCRM Association.

    The goals of RelationSHIFT are:

    • Recognizing the Holy Spirit will be present.
    • Affirming the various gifts we bring.
    • Finding common ground.
    • Navigating a changing landscape.
    • Figuring out how to journey together.


    • Workshops for every type of staff position in outdoor ministry
    • Engaging, brilliant keynote speakers (Brian McLaren)
    • Relevant, inspiring preachers (Barbara Brown Taylor)
    • Intentional small group communities
    • Great exhibit hall (60+ exhibitors/sponsors)
    • Time to enjoy the local culture
    • Toolkit with practical take-aways

    Registration isn't open yet, but mark your calendars and plan to be a part of this history-making experience. Contact UMCRM to learn about volunteering for this event. 

Questions?  Please contact our Association Registrar

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