Camp cumcito

A Refuge for Kansas City’s Kids

Camp CUMCITO

For Kansas City children who’ve faced some of the hardest circumstances, you can make their lives better. It starts with a life-changing stay at City Union Mission’s Camp in the Ozarks (CUMCITO)!

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Founded in 1935, Camp CUMCITO sits on 600 acres near Warsaw, Missouri and offers a one-week summer Bible camp experience to 400 children and teens, ages 4-16, every summer.  Serving low-income children, mainly from urban KC and rural Benton County, we give priority to those who couldn’t pay for camp otherwise. Most campers only pay a $5 registration fee. This is made possible by generous volunteers who staff over 400 positions each summer and donors who help cover the costs for our campers.

Camp Schedule – Summer 2023

June 26-July 1 — Preteen 1 (ages 10-12)

July 3-8 — Junior 1 (ages 7-9) & Tot Lot 1 (ages 5-6)

July 10-15 — Teen Girls (ages 13-16)

July 17-22 — Preteen 2 (ages 10-12)

July 24- 29 — Junior 2 (ages 7-9) & Tot Lot 2 (ages 5-6)

July 31-August 5 — Teen Boys (ages 13-16)

Camper Info

We offer about 500 camp slots to children and teens, ages 4-16, giving priority to families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay for summer camp. Those who qualify for the full scholarship pay only $5 to register. Registration begins April 15.

If you want to learn more or are interested in being added to the notification list, please fill out the form below.

“I want to see the campers grow in Christ and follow Him… I know how important it is that I invest in their lives.”

- Trisha, volunteer

Volunteer Info

Camp is made possible thanks to our caring volunteers! There are over 400 week-long positions each summer and over 450 one-day positions each summer. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must be growing, maturing Christians who have participated regularly in an evangelical Christian church for the preceding year. 

If you are interested in learning more about being a volunteer, please submit the form below.

Organize a Mission Trip from your Church!

“Therefore go….” (Matthew 28:19)

Does your church have folks that want to serve on a mission’s trip, but the 3-D’s —distance, danger, & dollars, leave them apprehensive to go? Camp CUMCITO in Warsaw, Mo is our ‘Jerusalem’ (Acts 1:8), just an hour and a half south of Kansas City, where hundreds of children needing to experience the love of Jesus are waiting for those that your church could send to fully or partially staff the camp for one week.

If you are interested in learning more about organizing a mission team, please submit the form below.

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Intern Info

Summer Internships run for 10.5 weeks, beginning the day after Memorial Day. A stipend is available to qualified applicants. Summer interns live on-site in order to facilitate a deep sense of Christian community. During this life-changing summer, you will grow in understanding homelessness, poverty, and ministry in the context of the urban core. At camp our Intern Staff focuses on sharing the gospel while building relationships with their campers as they enjoy tent camping, fishing, swimming, archery, and crafts. Camp CUMCITO interns serve 7-weeks at the residential camp in Warsaw and 4-weeks in Kansas City at City Union Mission.

If you are interested in learning more about being a summer intern, please submit the form below.

Intern Brochure >

Seasonal Rental Properties

Camp CUMCITO provides an ideal setting for events, reunions, or retreats. Our facilities will accommodate your church group, organization, family, or individuals comfortably.  We offer many outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, canoeing, archery, basketball, baseball, volleyball, trust course activities, campfires, and hiking.

Camp CUMCITO is located at 13478 Highway 7, Warsaw, MO 65355

If you are interested in learning more about our seasonal rentals, please submit the form below.

Availability

Camp CUMCITO is available early August through Memorial Day. For more information, please contact our Camp office at (660) 428-7003; or email campworkers+reservations@cityunionmission.org.

Facilities Available for Lease

Chapel: Has worship area upstairs with meeting rooms downstairs.

Double Cabins: These have half baths and cots to sleep 10 per side — 20 total per double cabin.

Grable Lodge: 4 bedrooms with 8 beds — sleeps 24-32. This lodge has a kitchen and meeting areas.

Ruth’s Lodge: 4 bedrooms with 6 beds — sleeps 24. This lodge has a kitchen and meeting areas, including ‘Ruth’s Fireside Room’ at the back.

The RIDGE: Has a kitchen, large dining area, and a gymnasium.

Rental Fees:

Base rate per building + $10 per person per night/day/24-hour stay (maximum is $25 per day, per household, with parents present)

Children under 3 years old are free.

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