Camp cumcito

A Refuge for Kansas City’s Kids


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)!

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.

Summer of 2023 Camp Schedule

Preteen 1: June 26-July 1 

Junior 1: July 3-8 

Tot Lot 1: July 3-8 

Teen Girls: July 10-15 

Preteen 2: July 17-22 

Junior 2: July 24- 29

Tot Lot 2: July 24- 29

Teen Boys: July 31-August 5

“Attending Chapel at camp strengthened my faith, and stayed with me my whole life.”
– Patricia, former camper

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.

“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

Camper Info

We offer about 400 camp slots to children and teens, ages 4-16. We prioritize campers who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay for summer camp. Most of our campers qualify for the full scholarship and pay only the $5 registration fee. Apply M-F, 9am-3:30pm, beginning May 1st.

Camper registration is by appointment only.  Please email, or call (816) 329-1425.
summer camp

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


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

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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