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United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY) is a unique mission opportunity for youth, young adults and adult mentors.  We invite you to participate with other church groups and individuals to combine your skills, talents, and resources to do God’s work. We will spend the week working together in identified communities to meet home repair and maintenance needs for those unable to pay for or to physically do the work for themselves. We will worship, learn from one another, share fellowship and build relationships with our neighbors in need of assistance as well as their communities.

U.M. ARMY Northeast – North and Mid-Atlantic are partner ministries that serve the larger Northeast region of the United States. We have a shared regional Board of Directors, comprised of a balance of representatives from the two regions.  These two regions work closely together to provide mission opportunities across the Northeast Region. 

U.M. ARMY Northeast – North region includes the following states: New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont

U.M. ARMY Northeast – Mid-Atlantic includes the following states:  Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and District of Columbia

U.M. ARMY – Northeast North and Mid-Atlantic entered its second decade of ministry in 2019. We are planning mission weeks in seven communities this upcoming summer, with some new and exciting models to accommodate the travel limitations currently in places as a result of the pandemic.  We continue to hear God’s call to serve; however, to help others in a safe environment for our volunteers. 

We offer mission opportunities for all age groups: youth, young adults, and adults. We welcome all denominations and faith traditions to join in mission with us.  Our programs are hosted by United Methodist churches that see us as a partner in their local outreach efforts. U.M. ARMY works with social service, community, and church organizations to identify people in need of our services. Jobs are selected and completed based on greatest need. Preparation, safety and teamwork are priorities for all mission participants.

Whether you are visiting our website for the first time or are a long-time participant in U.M. ARMY, we welcome you and invite you to join with us in 2021 for one of the exciting mission opportunities outlined below!


LOCAL: In this model, you will stay close to home and serve with other churches in your community.  This is a “day camp” type model where participants will gather at a central location during the day; however, they will sleep and eat most meals at home.  U.M. ARMY will provide experienced mission week leadership and coordination for the week.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS MODEL

PRICE: $275 per person 

VIRTUAL:  In this model, you will serve within your home community; however, you will worship and do fun activities virtually with other churches across the Northeast.  This model was successfully implemented in 2020 with numerous churches in our region as result of the pandemic situation.  We are offering this model again this year, with some revisions/improvements.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS MODEL

PRICE: $200 per person

ON DEMAND/HOME: This model is designed for those who can’t participate with their church group but still want to serve in their community.  Individuals or family units received a “mission in a box” set of materials and access to online resources.  You participate at the convenience of our schedule.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS MODEL

PRICE: $100 per person

TRADITIONAL:  This is the traditional, away from home, sleep over model.  Due to the current pandemic concerns, we are not sure if we can offer this model in 2021.  If things change, we can explore some away from home options for church groups on a specialized basis.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS MODEL

PRICE: $300 per person

U.M. ARMY Refund Policy

As U.M. ARMY and local churches are all adapting to an uncertain and changing world, the U.M. ARMY Board has enacted a new, uniform Refund Policy in an effort to establish financial expectations that protect both U.M. ARMY and the local church. Please contact your Regional Director if you have any questions. 

We look forward to being in ministry with you!

Fee and Payment Schedule:

Registration Fee Per Person Per Week - $______ (cost varies based on mission opportunity selected)

Group Registration requires a $25 Application Fee to offset pre-camp administration costs and use of the online system

  • Within 30 days of registration – Group Deposit equaling $75 per person due (non-refundable)
    • If registering on/after March 1, deposit ($75/person) payment is due at time of registration
  • April 1 - Group Count Covenant -- Regional Director will confer with Participating Church Coordinator to complete Covenant and confirm participation numbers
  • May 1 - for June camps; June 1 - for July camps - Final payment due

The number of participants in a group may be increased (as availability permits) or decreased, with confirmation from the Regional Director.  Paid individual participants may request to be transferred to a different week within the same mission season.  Any and all requests must be submitted in writing (email, fax, or letter).

In the event of a group cancellation before April 1st, the full Registration Fee, minus the group deposit, can be refunded. After April 1, any individual cancellation that decreases the number committed to in the covenant described above, will result in the entirety of that individual deposit being forfeited without written approval of the Regional Director.

Any cancellation of a group or participant within two (2) weeks of camp will not receive a refund.

For questions about this policy, please email or call your specific Regional Director.

Extenuating Circumstances

In the event of a cancellation of mission weeks by U.M. ARMY, a full refund will be provided upon request.

In the event of the necessity of an individual participant cancellation for circumstances, including, but not limited to illness, accident or unforeseen emergency, transfers of funds to the remaining mission week balances may be considered at the discretion of the Regional Director.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

There are currently no missions scheduled. Check back later.

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