October is the perfect time to visit our camps – cooler weather, changing leaves, crisp mountain air……… and DSC Camp & Retreat Ministries has a number of opportunities for you to experience the beauty of God’s Creation at Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines Camps this fall!
RV & Tent Camping Sites at Mingus Mountain
Consider renting an RV or tent site at Mingus Mountain Camp! Family campsites are available Wednesday through Sunday for the following fees:
– RV sites with hookups – $30/night
– RV sites without hookups – $20/night
– Tent site – $15/night
Reservations must be made in advance. For more information or to register, please click here.
Family Day Hikes at Camp
Self guided Family Day Hikes are available at both camps! Enjoy nature, beautiful views, stunning flora, and maybe even some fauna, at Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines. Day hikes are available Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for a cost of $12 and are limited to 5 family groups per day. Preregistration is required.
Parenting in a Pandemic
Parenting is never easy but can be especially challenging now, once you throw in virtual school, working from home, and social distancing. Are you feeling stressed or worn out and in need of some guidance or a listening ear? Consider becoming part of the Parenting in a Pandemic Support Group! This group, sponsored by the Desert Southwest and Cal-Pac Conferences, will be led by four clergy parents, including our own Rev. Misty Howick and Rev. Lynn Bartlow. Click here for more information.
Worship and Movie Night at Potosi Pines Camp
Potosi Pines will host an outdoor Worship & Movie Night on Saturday, October 17th. Rev. Dan Morley, North District Superintendent, will lead the worship, which will be followed by the movie Big Hero 6. Bring your family, chairs, and snacks for a fun night at camp! RSVP’s required. Click here for more information.
Mingus Mountain Camp Open for Worship Services
Mingus Mountain Camp is available for outdoor worship services (groups of 50 or less) on Saturday or Sunday, from 8:00 am to noon at no cost to United Methodist Churches. We would love to host your church service in our beautiful outdoor setting! Masks are required as is social distancing. In addition, a bagged lunch, and hiking are available for congregations after worship for $10 per person. A full set of Camp Covid-19 guidelines and precautions will be sent at the time of reservation. Click here for additional information.
Save the Dates!
The camps are excited to share the following dates for 2021:
Teen Girls Retreat at Potosi Pines – March 5-6, 2021
Teen Girls Retreat at Mingus Mountain – April 16-18, 2021
Women’s Retreat at Potosi Pines – May 7-8, 2021
Mini Camp at Mingus Mountain – June 3-5, 2021
Elementary I Camp at Potosi Pines – June 7-11, 2021
Sr Hi Adventure Camp/Jr High Classic Camp at Potosi Pines – June 14-18, 2021
Elementary I/Jr High I/Sr High Adventure Camp at Mingus Mountain – June 21-26, 2021
Jr High Adventure Camp/Sr High Classic Camp at Potosi Pines – June 21-25, 2021
Elementary II/Jr High II/Sr High Adventures in Mission Camp at Mingus Mountain – June 28-July 3
Younger Elementary Camp at Potosi Pines – June 30-July 2, 2021
Sr High Classic/Jr & Sr High Nature Camp at Mingus Mountain – July 5-10, 2021
Elementary II Camp at Potosi Pines – July 26-30, 2021
Saying Goodbye to Annie and Brandi Warner
It goes without saying that Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on all of our lives. Mingus Mountain, too, hasn’t been immune to the on-going challenges. With over 6 months of complete shutdown and very little activity forecasted in the future, we’ve had to make the hard, and heart-breaking decision to let our Assistant Director, Annie Warner, and her wife, Hospitality Director, Brandi Warner, go. Please join us as we will continue to hold them in our prayers and close to our hearts as we continue to traverse through the Covid-19 era.
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