Family Day Hikes at Mingus Beginning Wednesday, August 19!

Enjoy nature, beautiful views, stunning flora, and maybe even some fauna, in the beauty of creation at Mingus Mountain. We are excited to offer families self-guided day hikes starting Wednesday, August 19th!

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What do you need to know? 

  • Day hike time slots are available Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Slots are limited to 5 families per day.
  • The cost, per family, is $12 for the day.
  • Day hikes must be reserved.
  • Each adult must submit a signed waiver, using an electronic signature at least 24 hours prior to arriving at camp. (Adults will sign for their children on the same waiver).
  • Guidelines with our COVID protocols will be shared with group leaders and they must be followed by all members of the family while on the grounds.

This, our first step toward reopening is small but meaningful. Time in nature brings joy, peace, and allows us to find a new perspective. We know that God calls us to experience creation as a means of experiencing our beloved Creator and we’re sure that days set apart at our camps will be a salve for your soul!

We hope that our Mingus Mountain Camp families all over the Desert Southwest can find respite in these day hikes and we are thrilled to make this move while we are living in the COVID era. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as we figure this out together.

In Christ,

The Camp & Retreat Team

 ps: Keep your eyes open for family camping opportunities coming soon!

August Events at Camp

Our Tied Together fundraising campaign kicked off to July 1 and we are over halfway to selling our goal of 500 t-shirts!.  For each gift of up to $25, we will create a 4×4 inch “tie-dyed t-shirt” complete with the camp logo and your name. The t-shirts will be hung in the camp dining halls. In November we will send your t-shirt(s) so you can use them as ornaments on your Christmas tree.  Help us meet our goal of 500 t-shirt by clicking here!  Tshirts will be on sale through August.

Our virtual Camp Talent Show debuted on July 25, showcasing acts from across the Desert Southwest Conference! This was a great show and something you do not want to miss!  Thanks to all our great acts! If you did not have a chance to see the Talent Show and would like to, click here.

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MINGUS MOUNTAIN CAMP – Mountain Top Renewal

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Mingus Mountain Camp remains closed for guest groups and programs.  As things change, we will keep you updated.

We offer unforgettable, enriching, immersive camps for children of all ages, during the summer and winter. Our camps are designed to guide children in exploring and experiencing God’s love while having absolute FUN among new and old friends, in a safe and beautiful setting.

Your can either send your kids to one of our scheduled camps or you can plan your own camp and we’ll take care of the lodging, food, and activities.  Learn more about our offerings by clicking on one of the images below.

Option 1:

We Do it All

  • Pick one our camp programs.
  • Sign up your student.
  • We do it all for you.
Send Your Kids

Option 2:

We Help You

  • Reserve our facility.
  • You plan your program.
  • We take care of your lodging, food & activities.
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With its 121 acres of mountaintop forest and meadow, Mingus Mountain Camp — a ministry of the United Methodist Church and an ACA-accredited camp — is a spectacular camp and retreat setting near Prescott, Arizona.


We plan camps and retreats throughout the entire year.



Sign up for one of our scheduled camps or you can plan your own camp and we’ll take care of the lodging, food, and activities.