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By Patricia Pegram, Camp & Retreat Ministries

Upcoming Camp Events

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

Research shows that a healthy bond between children and their fathers prevents a host of questionable behavioral choices. A strong bond between dads and kids also opens doors of communication. To help build strong bonds between kids and dads, Mingus Mountain is offering this fun and relaxing weekend. This camp will be a time and space set apart for kids to participate in positive, outdoor activities with their fathers and grandfathers; there will be hikes, campfires, games, archery, pumpkin carving and more! Make memories with your loved ones while enjoying all that camp has to offer.

For more information or to register for either camp, click here.

Coming Soon! DSC Winter Camp at Mingus Mountain & Potosi Pines 2022

We know how excited everyone gets for Winter Camps, so make sure you mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • January 15 – 17: Potosi Pines Junior & Senior High Winter Camp
  • February 19 – 21: Potosi Pines Elementary Winter Camp
  • February 19 – 21: Mingus Mountain Youth Winter Camp

More information to come as we get closer to the New Year!

Questions? Contact the Office Administrator, Patricia Pegram:

Announcements & News at Camp & Retreat Ministries

The Desert Southwest Conference is excited to welcome our new Office Administrator, Patricia Pegram! Born and raised in Virginia, Patricia became part of the camp community as an Adventure Counselor at a UMC camp on the James River, leading her to complete her undergrad in Outdoor Ministries & Adventure Leadership from Eastern Mennonite University. Having never ventured far from the East Coast, she moved to Southern California shortly after graduating and worked in partnership with UMC camps; Patricia ran Outdoor Education and Summer Day Camp programs for an education-based non-profit. Patricia has a passion for her plants, being immersed in nature, mental health, and will complete her Master’s in Organizational Leadership & Learning from Pepperdine University in April 2022.

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:

  • Potosi Pines Camp Director, Tracey Brown:
  • Mingus Mountain Camp Assistant Director, Jonathan Gowan:

Camp News

To receive the latest camp news, impact stories, prayers and more, subscribe to receive camp emails! To subscribe for Mingus Mountain Camp emails, click here and to subscribe to the Potosi Pines Camp newsletter, click here.

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