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

    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 important to all of us
    • gain new perspectives from Dakotas "ministry spotlights"
    • tour our host site and the lovely Black Hills area

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

      Thursday afternoon we'll explore the best of the Black Hills region and dine at the State Game Lodge at Custer State Park

      Rates $215 Shared Occupancy, $280 Single Occupancy

      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 $50, including Monday night stay and Tuesday breakfast and lunch. Airport transportation will be provided for arrivals by 7:00 pm Monday evening.


      We'll coordinate a shuttle from Rapid City airport (RAP). Please schedule flight arrivals by 4 pm to arrive at 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. 

      Legacy of Leadership scholarships are available for those with financial need.

      Partial payment is an option; final balances must be paid by 1/18/19. To pay part now, just send a check for the desired portion, noting invoice # on your check. To pay less than full balance by credit card, contact Jen Burch, Registrar, for assistance.

      Room & board for 4 nights + all meals: 

      Hotel rooms - $373 single, $293 double-occupancy
      Bunks, dorms, & cabins - $238, all shared-occupancy; linens $10 additional if needed
      Kids ages 4-9, $225 hotel-style, $209 camp-style

      View detailed Housing Information

      Ground transportation will be provided to and from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Book flights to arrive before 3:30 pm on Monday 1/28, departing after 11 a.m. on Friday, 2/1.

      Please contact our Registrar, Jen Burch via email, or call 862-200-7260 with any questions.

      • 29 Jan 2019
      • 1:00 PM (CST)
      • 30 Jan 2019
      • 5:00 AM (CST)
      • Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, Florida
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      2019 National Camp & Retreat Leaders Gathering

      "@the Table" 

      This is the primary education, training, professional and spiritual development, worship, fellowship, renewal event for all involved in United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministry. This event only happens once every two years - you don't want to miss it!

      Scroll down to the bottom of the blue section on the left for the "Register" button. 

      Please check out these two documents before you register:

      View the Warren Willis Exhibit Spaces Map

      View the Vendor Terms & Conditions

      This year our vendor hall will have a "Mardis Gras" theme, with all the food and fun to go with it. Please feel free to join in! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

      The schedule for the Vendor Hall is as follows:


      2:00pm            Vendor Set-up 

      5:30-7:30pm    Vendor Hall Grand Opening Party & Dinner (Mardis Gras Theme)

      7:30pm            Vendor Hall closed



      9:00am            Vendor Hall Reopens

      11:00am          Vendor Hall Drawing & Giveaways

      11:30am          Teardown

      Lodging for vendors is available at Warren Willis/LEC for Monday, the 28th and Tuesday, the 29th. If you prefer to stay off-site, or need additional nights of lodging, below are some suggestions for area hotels. 

      • Best Western Plus (352) 406-0118
      • Sleep Inn (520) 257-4510
      • Holiday Inn Express (352) 750-3888

      Meals for Tuesday dinner, Wednesday breakfast and Wednesday lunch for two people are included with vendor registration.

      We are accepting Vendor registrations until all available spaces are filled, and first-come, first-choice for your booth spot. For best results, register now!

      Registering as a Vendor also qualifies your business as a Business Affiliate Member of the UMCRM Association for 2 years, with lots of additional benefits. Learn more

      • 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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