What To Expect
Like other camps, Winter Camp is an immersive experience of Christian community, but amidst the wonder of an Arizona mountain winter. Mingus usually has snow on the hillside for snow play across from camp (we will have sleds on site; you can bring your own equipment as well). We'll have opportunities for worship and conversation with leaders from some of our local United Methodist Churches.
Campers will stay in one of two styles of cabins at Mingus mountain, all comfortably heated and with twin size beds. Same gendered youth from church groups will generally be housed together.
What To Bring
** 2 Partner churches (Trinity Heights UMC and Prescott UMC) have agreed to help provide snow/winter clothing (boots and coats) for youth from the Valley who may not have them. If you would like to request some weather-appropriate clothes, please click here to email Rev. Ron Bartlow.
Church groups sending youth with a chaperone receive a 15% discount per youth participant.
Chaperones will be asked to help with a few small group sessions and to monitor activities on site. For groups, we ask a minimum of 1 chaperone per 7 youth, and at least one chaperone for each gender.
Early Arrivals on Friday
Church groups with chaperones may arrive on Friday evening, January 18 for an additional cost of $25 per youth participant. (Chaperones stay free.) Friday night dinner will not be provided, but Saturday morning breakfast is included. We will have an informal evening worship on Friday at 8:00 PM.
We will have contingency plans in place for transportation up the mountain if there is heavy snow on the road, and (though we don’t foresee the need) in case Mingus Camp is inaccessible.
Is your youth group going to Youth 2019 in Kansas City in July? If so, our winter camp theme is being designed and planned with Youth 2019 in mind. We'll help you connect with other groups going, and reflect on the good news of God's love! If not, you can find out about the event and potentially connect with a group that is going!
Summer Camp Discount
Winter Camp participants will receive a special discount to attend Summer Camp at Mingus Mountain! We've got several youth oriented camps coming summer, 2019: