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
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!
2023 MISSION OPPORTUNITIES –
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
Pop-Up Weekend Camp
U.M. ARMY is offering a high-quality weekend mission programs for youth, young adults and adults that serve people in need, build leadership skills, build relationships, and build spirituality.
Participants serve, eat, worship, and enjoy fellowship at a local United Methodist church beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday early evening. We start Friday evening with a meet and greet, followed by team building and worship. Saturday and Sunday, small teams consisting of adults, young adults, and youth set out to a worksite in the local community. Additional adults act as support to the teams bringing needed tools, supplies, technical expertise, and safety checks to the site each day.
Pop-ups can be scheduled year-round. U.M. ARMY Pop-up host churches determine the weekend and are encouraged to invite local churches of all denominations to join. Minimum participation of 25 participants is required. Please reach out to Gina Grubbs at [email protected] to talk about hosting or attending.
Price $150.00 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 Deposit and 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 - $325 for Traditional/ $150 for Pop-Up
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 1-15—Group Count Covenant Period--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 15th, the full Registration Fee, minus the group deposit, can be refunded. After April 15, 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. T-shirts and other deliverable items will be available as supplies last for groups bringing a number of participants greater than the April 15 group covenant number.
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 the Regional Director, Gina Grubbs at [email protected] or (914) 330-2599.
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.
In the event of the necessity of a church cancellation for circumstances, including, but not limited to illness, accident or unforeseen emergency, transfers of funds to a future mission week balance may be considered at the discretion of the Regional Director.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
|Milford, CT||January 2 - 7, 2023||College/Young Adult||Register|
|Trucksville, PA||July 9 - 15, 2023||Mixed Age
Completed 6th-12th Grade
|Wethersfield, CT||July 16 - 22, 2023||Mixed Age
Completed 6th-12th Grade
|West Chelmsford, MA||July 23 - 29, 2023||Mixed Age
Completed 6th-12th Grade
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