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Rio Texas

2024 Summer Group Registration Open Now

We would love for you to join us in mission and ministry in the upcoming mission season. Please see the mission opportunities at the bottom of this page for the most current information. 

Why do I love U.M. ARMY?

See videos from U.M. ARMY Rio Texas Board members talking about why they participate in U.M. ARMY: 

Bonnie Bevers

Todd Jones

Jordan Edwards

Jason Surdy

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 6-7 Day Week - $275

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 though 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
  • If registering for a mission week on or after April 1, the group registration numbers will be considered a group's covenanted numbers. If registering for a June camp, the full amount for camp will be billed off of that number and due on May 1. If registering for a July camp, the deposit will be due upon registration and final payment will be due on June 1. 

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 via email.

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, Anna Shipley at [email protected] or (469) 601-8115.

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.

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

Location Dates Mission Type
Gruene, Texas May 12 - 18, 2024 College/Young Adult Register
TBD June 16 - 21, 2024 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

Austin June 23 - 29, 2024 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

San Antonio, TX July 7 - 14, 2024 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

Rio Grande Valley July 14 - 20, 2024 Mixed Age

Completed 6th-12th Grade

View past missions »

Latest News

Meet the New Rio Texas Regional Director: Anna Shipley August 18, 2022 — National

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God @ Work: Creating November 4, 2020 — National

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Youth Advisory Board

Each year U.M. ARMY-Rio TX is blessed by the gifts of our Youth Advisory Board, or YAB. YAB members are leaders in our region, providing valuable feedback to our board, leading activities and worship at our camps, and learning valuable ministry skills. Are you interested in being a YAB? Applications are due December 8. Contact Anna Shipley ([email protected] or 469-601-8115) for an application or with any questions.

2018 Rio TX YAB



Board of Directors

Name Title Contact
Todd Jones President
Deandra Palacio Vice President
Johanna Bruhn Nicholson Treasurer
Haley Ellis Secretary
Anna Shipley Regional Director-Ex Officio Email
Tyler Steele
Jordan Monroe
Bryan Jody
Fernanda Casar
Daniel Oates
Matt Ortiz
Shawn Dubler
Joy Hall
Hannah Edwards
Kevin Portwood
Jordan Edwards National Board Representative
Jay Watson National Board Representative
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