Working and Volunteering at Camp

Mike Crevelt, shown below with his wife, Barbara, are site directors of Camp Mingus, the closest camp in the Desert Southwest Conference for Phoenix campers. Mike and Barb host campers all year round and are currently looking for college students to spend the summer with them as staffers. For more information about these paid positions, visit

Mingus Mountain Camp and Retreat Center and others in the United Methodist Church’s Desert Southwest Conference are also looking to recruit volunteers.


YAL Working Weekend and Work Day at Mingus

PVUMC has a couple of special opportunities coming up the last weekend in April. If you’re a young adult, you’re invited to a working weekend at Mingus, April 28-29, 2018. Cost: $25. One night’s lodging and meals are included!

Read more and register at the Desert Southwest Conference Camping Ministries’ website.

Everyone else is invited to come up for a Work Day at Mingus, Saturday, April 28, 2018. Painting, cleaning and more. For more information or to carpool, call Jack Shaffer at 602.769.5168.


Mike and Barb Crevelt, Mingus Camp Site Directors



Thank you, camp volunteers


Camp Scholarship Fund

It costs $350 to send a child to camp on a scholarship. Thanks to your generosity, several children from UMOM New Day Centers have had the opportunity to experience camp, which can be life-changing. Children and youth who have never been out of the city have a chance to breath fresh air and experience nature. Mingus Camp’s faith-based camp curriculum merges how we see God in creation, and how we care for creation and each other.

Any donations will support scholarships for children and teen cabin assistants, as well as programming. Donate at GIVE NOW and include “Mingus Scholarship Fund.” Thank you for your generosity.


Register for Camp TODAY

Every week in June and most of July, there’s a new adventure! From Horse Camp for middle schoolers, June 4-9, through Junior High 2 Camp, July 9-14, Mingus Mountain Camp invites your child to be part of the adventure by signing up for a summer camp today!

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, Paradise Valley UMC celebrates camping ministries. Look for brochures and postcards on the patio, and for information in the church service.

Contact Dina Reid at 602.266.6956, ext 215 or for more information from the Conference office, or visit to see all the camps offered and to register today!

If you have questions specific to PVUMC, email Rev. Brenda Smith,

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