By Patricia Pegram, Camp & Retreat Ministries


Summer is quickly approaching and camps still need your help to fulfill our mission of sending every child to camp who wants to attend; All Play Fundraising is ongoing, so you are still able to donate to our campership fund! We are also seeking Volunteers for Summer Camp positions and to help on our final work day at Mingus before staff and campers arrive. DSC C&RM is delighted to share dates for upcoming fall retreats, including the new Teen Retreat (coming to both sites) for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies! Please check out the websites (and see more below) for details.

Mingus Mountain Camp Website                          Potosi Pines Camp Website

Upcoming Camp Events

Both Camps:










  • All Play Fundraising: is on-going! Donate to the campership fund by CLICKING HERE!

  • Unashamed: A Retreat for LGBTQIA+ Teens & their AlliesSave the dates! We will be offering this camp at Mingus Mountain on September 30 – October 2, 2022 and again at Potosi Pines on March 24 – March 26, 2023. Check out our websites to stay updated on information as it comes!

DSC Mingus Mountain Camp:

  • Summer Camps: Early Bird rates have concluded, so camp is at a fixed cost through the end of Summer. REGISTER HERE!
  • WOW (Women of Worship) presents A Cozy Mountain Lodge Retreat: May 20 – 22 “Healing and Wholeness” is the theme of the 5th annual women’s retreat for all ladies from every walk of life. The first four retreats were held in Scottsdale and this is their first year at Mingus Mountain! $125 per person; there are scholarships available – contact Mary Hollan at worship@myccumc.com for more information. REGISTER HERE
  • Fall Family Camp: October 14 – 16 Save the Date – more information coming soon!
  • NEW! Silver Bells Break: November 28 – December 2 Click here for more information and registration for this winter break in Phoenix, AZ.

DSC Potosi Pines Camp:

  • North District Women’s Retreat: May 6 – 7: Online registration closes on May 2 REGISTER TODAY!
  • Summer Camps: Early Bird rates have concluded, so camp is at a fixed cost through the end of Summer. REGISTER HERE!
    • The NEW Teen Leadership Camp registration is now CLOSED. If you really wanted your teen to apply for this camp, please reach out to Tracey Brown, director@potosipinescamp.org, to seek if there are any remaining spaces.

Questions? Contact the Office Administrator, Patricia Pegram


Volunteer Opportunities & Staff Recruitment

Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines are able to run programs because of the amazing volunteers and staff who work each summer and give their time to ensure both camp locations are well taken care of and ready to go for campers and groups. Please see below for the opportunities that await!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Please let us know you’re coming by filling out this quick registration form: CLICK HERE!


Camp Volunteer & Staff Positions:


Paid Counselor Interns at Mingus Mountain are seasonal, paid positions for Summer 2022. Applications ARE OPEN! Pay ranges from $365 to $450 per week, depending on experience, starting with staff training beginning at the end of May and work though the end of July.

Click here to apply for all Summer Camp positions at Mingus Mountain!
Click here to apply for all Summer Camp positions at Potosi Pines!


Retreats at Camp

Potosi Pines and Mingus Mountain are the perfect locations to hold retreats! Come 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:

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Author: Patricia

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