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    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 01 Feb 2019
    • Life Enrichment Center & Warren Willis Camp, Fruitland Park, FL
    Registration is closed
    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. Learn more on the website: umcrm.camp/2019-national-gathering/

    Registration is now closed. If you need to add or change a registration, please contact Jen Burch, Registrar, for assistance.

    If you are registered but have not yet sent a check or submitted online payment, please pay your balance online now or bring a check with you to Florida. Not sure? Log in to UMCRM.wildapricot.org to check your account. Or email us.

    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. The last shuttle on Monday will depart at 4:30 pm. If you're arriving or departing outside the shuttle times, check our Carpool Site to connect with a ride.

    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Life Enrichment Center
    Registration is closed

    Details about the Workshop:

    A 2019 ACA Accreditation Process Workshop will be offered as a National Gathering pre-Conference event, Monday, January 28th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Life Enrichment Center. It's open to all (you don't need to be UMC nor necessarily attending the Gathering to take part.) 

    This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for ACA accreditation visits in 2019 and beyond. It is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. There's no "update" this year -- if your camp will be visited, someone from your ministry must take this full course.

    Register in two places:

    If you'll be attending the UMCRM Gathering, please note on that registration that you are planning to participate in the course. If you'd like to stay over at the Center on Sunday night, you're welcome; there's a very reasonable "Add A Sunday" option on the registration form that includes the overnight and meals.

    If you're NOT attending the Methodist event, you're still welcome to both attend the ACA course and even stay over Sunday night. Breakfast is available in the dining room at the Life Enrichment Center at 7:30 on Monday morning, and you're welcome to join. You may just pay for the meal at the front desk.

    Lodging rates: $65 single hotel-style room, $45 shared room

    Camping: $21 RV; $16 tent site

    Breakfast: $9.05

    Please also register with ACA so they'll have materials for everyone. Help spread the word among fellow ACA camps about this opportunity. 

    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
    • 33
    Registration is closed

    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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