By Dina Reid, Camp & Retreat Ministries
End of the Summer Camp Season
Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines Camps have wrapped up another amazing season of summer camps. Our campers and young adult summer staff are back in school or anticipating the start of the school year. And our clergy volunteers are planning their fall church activities. This is always a bittersweet time for the DSC camp staff. After so many months of planning, organizing, hiring, training, and dreaming about camp, the summer camp season goes by so quickly. Summer always starts with a flurry of activity and excitement, perhaps even more so this year due to the Covid pause last summer. We could not wait for the arrival of campers this year and were so excited to welcome these smiley, happy children and youth back to camp!
We are so thankful and blessed to have wonderful summer staff at Potosi Pines and Mingus Mountain – both paid and volunteer staff. These dedicated people spend a good portion of their summer at camp, and we are so grateful for them.
We know the life-changing power of camp and it is a privilege to see the impact of this ministry on both campers and staff members. Thank you to all who are a part of this important ministry! We appreciate you!
With the end of summer camp season, our focus changes to retreats. Both Potosi Pines and Mingus Mountain are open year-round and host groups almost every weekend. It is wonderful to welcome these guests, both Methodist and others in the community, to our beautiful sites. Many people have shared that when they are at camp, they feel a shift in their focus from day to day stresses to a focus on God. Many feel a sense of spiritual renewal when sitting quietly on the dining hall front porches, gazing at the breathtaking night skies at Potosi Pines, or strolling through the old-growth Ponderosa Pine forests of Mingus Mountain. We invite you to come to camp up to in these experiences.
Here are some events planned for the next few months:
DSC Family Camp at Mingus Mountain – October 15-17, 2021. Bring your family to camp to enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Activities include hiking, campfires, crafts, games, bouncy house, hayride, zipline for those 12 yrs and older, archery, Bible studies, outdoor worship, and time to relax. Enjoy home-cooked meals and comfortable accommodations during a weekend away!
Not able to come for the weekend? Come up on Saturday to spend the day! We will offer a special day-use rate.
If you and your family have not been to Mingus Mountain, Family Camp is the perfect time to see what camp is all about, whether you spend the weekend or come up on Saturday.
DSC Dad & Me Camp at Mingus Mountain – October 22-24, 2021. This is a great opportunity for dads and grandfathers to spend quality time with their kids and grandkids, away from screens and other distractions. Make memories with your loved ones while enjoying all that camp has to offer.
Registration for both DSC Family Camp & DSC Dad & Me Camp will open mid August. Watch for details on the Mingus Mountain Camp webpage.
Questions? Contract Dina Reid.
Retreats at Camp
Potosi Pines and Mingus Mountain are the perfect locations to hold retreats! Come and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of our beautiful locations. Plan your own retreat or let our staff help with programming and schedules. We can accommodate groups of 20 or more. If an overnight stay does not fit into your schedule, consider a day retreat! We can help plan your staff retreat, family camp, youth retreat, and more.
Camp is also a great getaway for a mid-week clergy retreat. Mingus Mountain offers two motel-style VIP rooms, complete with 2 single beds each, bed linens, towels, and private bathrooms. For more information and availability, check with Tracey Brown, Potosi Pines Camp Director, and Jonathan Gowan, Mingus Mountain Assistant Director.
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