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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 – As of October 2021, we have become one region. While we still maintain our growth area in the Mid-Atlantic, these two regions have consolidated. We will continue to offer and provide mission opportunities across
both regions. 

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

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. Worksites are selected and
completed based on the 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 us in 2022 for one of the exciting mission opportunities are outlined below!



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 shower at home. Meals will be provided, as well as activities and worship throughout the week. U.M. ARMY will provide experienced mission week leadership and coordination for the week.

Price $325.00 per person



This is the traditional, away from home, sleep-over model. We are offering this model in alignment with the current CDC guidelines and will continue to do so unless circumstances change Participating groups will travel outside of their home community and stay in a United Methodist Church. Work teams will be launched from the host church into the community to serve. Room/board and activities are included in this model.

Price $325.00 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

Location Dates Mission Type
Wethersfield, CT - Local/Hybrid June 26 - July 2, 2022 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

Trucksville, PA - Local July 10 - 16, 2022 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

Etters, PA - Traditional July 17 - 23, 2022 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

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Board of Directors

Name Title Contact
Gina Grubbs Regional Director NE North Email
Nat Brinn President
Nicole Meeker Vice President
OPEN Treasurer
Kiren Coleman Campbell
Chip Foeks
Sara Smialowski
Melody Traub
Anthony Vicari
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