City Union Mission Closes Camp CUMCITO to Public
“It is only under the most extreme conditions that we would close camp and we feel like
the state of our current pandemic warrants the closure for the safety and health of our campers,
their families, our staff and volunteers.” —Chief Executive Officer Terry Megli
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— City Union Mission announces with a heavy heart that they will close Camp CUMCITO to the public this summer to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Camp CUMCITO summer camping programs will remain open for kids staying at the Mission. Additionally, camp will take place mainly on the Mission campus this summer instead of at their Warsaw location in the Missouri Ozarks.
“We are heartbroken that campers from our community will not be able to take part in camp this summer,” said City Union Mission Chief Executive Officer Terry Megli. “It is only under the most extreme conditions that we would close camp and we feel like the state of our current pandemic warrants the closure for the safety and health of our campers, their families, our staff and volunteers.”
Megli also shares that while they are not able to open camp to children from the community, kids staying at their shelter will be allowed to partake in summer camp programs. “Camp will look a little different for kids in our care this summer and we are grateful for supporters and volunteers that are helping make this summer one filled with fun and excitement in light of the heavy and difficult past few weeks we have experienced.” Children staying at the Mission ages 4 to 17 can experience Camp CUMCITO’s camping programs including Bible studies, arts and crafts and outdoor activities. Camp activities will take place mainly at the Mission with the occasional day visit to their Warsaw campus.
“This will be the first summer in 85 years that our camp has not been filled with youth from the community,” said Megli. “We want our former community campers and their families to know that even though we may be apart this summer, we are still here for them. We plan to reach out to our former campers and encourage them and their families and to help with any needs they might have.”
To make a financial contribution to support summer camp programs and for more information about the Mission’s comprehensive programs and services for the homeless and hurting, visit cityunionmission.org.
City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the
Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men,
women and children who are poor or homeless.
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