What Is UU Summer Camp?

Chalice Sparx (Sturgis, MI)

At Chalice Sparx camp and retreat for families you will experience a truly multigenerational community. There are no camp counselors here to whisk away the children separate from their families. Here we learn together, worship together and explore together in a community of all ages – including elders who complete our multigenerational village. This Midwestern camp and retreat for Unitarian Universalist families gathers for a long weekend each July in Sturgis, Michigan at the lovely Amigo Centre in southwestern Michigan — only 90 miles from Chicago, 120 miles from Ann Arbor and 195 miles from Indianapolis. Visit Chalice Sparx.

Unirondack (Lowville, NY)

A welcoming and unique community located in the forever-wild Adirondacks, Unirondack provides summer camp experiences for young people within a community where UU values are lived and every aspect of the program is filled with opportunities for self-expression, creativity and belonging. Visit Unirondack.

Unicamp (Honeywood, ON) 

Located within the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, Unicamp has 50 beautiful, peaceful acres of meadows, coniferous and deciduous forests, marshes, streams, caves, and a spring fed pond. Unicamp is a place to relax, explore, meet new people, re-connect with self, community and nature. Visit Unicamp.

Rowe Camp and Conference Center (Rowe, MA)

Rowe Center is nestled in Western Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains, offering year-round weekend workshops led by nationally known presenters on nature, spirituality, creative arts, personal growth, and politics. Summer camps are for children, youth and adults, and a community service internship program allows participants to live and work in a value-based community.  Visit Rowe Center.

Star Island Family Conference and Retreat Center (Isles of Shoals, NH)

At Star Island, enjoy rugged living six miles off the coast of New Hampshire. Summer programs include spirituality, world affairs, arts, ecology, yoga, history, and children’s activities. Kayak in the harbor, unwind in a porch rocker, or reflect during a candlelight service. Experience your best self at Star Island. Visit Star Island.

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center (Lanoka Harbor, NJ)

This historic site is where John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in America in 1770. Located on twenty peaceful acres in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Murray Grove offers year round lodging for up to sixty-six people, meeting spaces, commercial kitchen and a (seasonal) salt water pool. Visit Murray Grove.

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center (Highlands, NC)

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Southern Appalachians, The Mountain offers camps, conferences, and educational programs for all ages. Comfortable accommodations are available for congregation retreats and programs sponsored by UU groups and community-based organizations. The Mountain is a place for exploring nature, hiking and other outdoor adventures. Visit The Mountain.

Camp de Benneville Pines (Redlands, CA)

Located in the pine forest of the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California, Camp de Benneville Pines hosts youth, family, and adult programs that foster spiritual and personal growth, environmental stewardship, leadership development, and social justice and action. Programs include UU congregration camps, LGBTQ and holiday family camps, summer and winter camps for youth, and grown-up camps for yoga, folk music, and art aficionados. Visit Camp de Benneville Pines.

Ferry Beach (Saco, ME)

Year-long weekly conferences and retreats. Visit Ferry Beach.

Shelter Neck UU Camp (Burgaw, NC)

Youth camps and rental facilities. Visit Shelter Neck UU Camp.

Camp Unistar (Cass Lake, MN)

Ten weekly camps, June-August. Visit Camp Unistar.

UBarU (Kerville, TX)

An IDA designated Dark Sky Park, is a Unitarian Universalist Camp and Retreat Center located on 142 rugged acres in the storied Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas. UBarU serves UU congregations as well as individuals and groups who believe in the importance of our mission.  Our mission is to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist principles and the land. Visit UBarU.

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