Christian Summer Camp at Mingus Mountain


UMC Mingus Mountain Camp

The United Methodist Desert Southwest Conference offers summer camp at Mingus Mountain Camp and Retreat Center and Potosi Pines.

Mingus Mountain is closest to Paradise Valley United Methodist Church in the Prescott National Forest. At an elevation of 7,600 feet, the camp offers an amazing mountaintop experience. NEW in 2018 is an overnight tent camping experience for 5th and 6th graders. Horse Camp will be offered again this year, with limited enrollment for upper elementary and junior high students.

Horse Camp at Mingus Mountain (June 4-9)

This specialty camp features an introduction to horsemanship and riding, led by a local horseback outfitter with specially trained staff who will instruct campers on horse care and riding skills. Youth will spend about four hours per day with horses, and then participate in other summer camp activities on site. This specialty camp is a 5-night, 6-day camp (Mon-Sat) for up to 15 upper Elementary and Jr High students entering grades 5-8 (Fall 2018). Note that because of additional costs associated with this camp only the tier 2 (partially-subsidized) fee is offered.

This camp has a limited enrollment, and we anticipate this session filling quickly. Be sure to register soon. Cost: $450


Mingus offers two elementary camp sessions, one in June, and one in July 2018:

Elementary Camp 1 at Mingus Mountain (June 18-23)
Elementary Camp 2 at Mingus Mountain (July 9-14)
Summer Camp at Mingus Mountain is about experiencing the adventure of life in the mountains and pines of Arizona amid a caring community of friends. Campers explore the wonder of Creation and love of God as they take part in a variety of camp activities. In addition, this year we re-introduce a night of tent camping for 5th and 6th-grade campers! Campers will go “over the hill” for a special campfire and to spend the night in our open-air tents.
Elementary Camp sessions are 5-night, 6-day camps (Mon-Sat) for children entering grades 3-6 (Fall 2018).
Tiered Rates for this session: $275, $375, $475

Also offered are two junior high camps and one youth mission camp.

Jr High Camp 1 at Mingus Mountain (June 18-23)
Junior High 2 at Mingus Mountain (July 9-14)

Summer Camp provides an ideal time to make new friends, explore your identity, and grow in faith! Jr High campers will explore and experience God’s Creation and presence with us. Youth will be given opportunities to challenge themselves in a supportive community environment to build faith and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Junior High Camps are 5-night, 6-day camps (Mon-Sat), open to students entering grades 6-9 (Fall 2018).
Tiered Rates for this session: $275, $375, $475

Youth Mission Camp at Mingus Mountain (June 4-9) 
Grow in your experience of God’s love and in service to others!  Youth Mission Camp is new this year and combines evening summer camp activities with daytime service projects in local communities.  Youth Mission Camp is a 5-night, 6-day camp (Mon-Sat), open to campers entering 7th through 12th grades (Fall 2018), plus seniors who just graduated (Spring 2018).
Tiered Rates for this session: $275, $375, $475


Read more about the camps offered and register online, and watch this video about Potosi Pines 2018 Summer Camps:


Youth Cabin Assistants

Youth aged 16 and 17 may attend camp as Cabin Assistants at some of our Elementary Camps. This is a camping experience intended to help develop leadership skills. Cost is $175.

The True Cost of Camp and our Tiered Pricing

The conference has instituted a voluntary personal pricing program. For most camps, you will find three different tiered rate prices, two of which are subsidized by scholarships and donations and a third which is the actual cost of camp. The pricing option a family chooses remains confidential and in no way influences the experience their children receive. Tiered pricing offers the opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s camp experience.


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