Camping and Retreat Ministries

“Christian camps and retreats invite persons and groups to sacred settings typically within the natural world where the creation can speak to their hearts of God. In tandem with the Holy Spirit, [camps] will give guests and participants unparalleled opportunities to focus on the deeper meaning of their lives by inviting them away from normal routine and distraction. These intentional times apart are a catalyst for new possibilities that embody the Church’s mission to nurture Christian discipleship and to engage persons in the transformation of the world through love and justice.”

— Camp and Retreat Ministries, Discipleship Ministries of the UMC Online Resources

COVID-19 Statements from ARUMC Camps

Camp Tanako

Camp Tanako’s Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to suspend all overnight and day camps for the 2020 summer season. The safety and well being of our campers and their families are our top priority. These unprecedented times call for difficult decisions. We encourage all to follow our social media platforms to stay connected. Keep an eye out for Tanako Tales, a new program reminiscing on the memories of camp. We love you all and look forward to seeing you at Camp Tanako again!

Thanks,
Kayla Hardage, Executive Director

Mount Eagle

Mount Eagle is booking retreats for families at this time. This would be an awesome opportunity for pastors and church staff to get away with their family or a personal retreat. Use this opportunity to come to Mount Eagle, explore Bear Cave, Sunrise Point as the sun is coming up in the early morning, Turkey Cave, walk the Prayer Trail, or take a short trip to float the Buffalo River and come back and spend the rest of your time relaxing and enjoying God’s creation.

We are allowing 3 days in between groups so we can air the building before we clean and disinfect prior to another group arriving. We are also asking groups to hang wet linens to dry as they leave as we will not be in the building for those days. We are following CDC guidelines on cleaning.

Thanks,
Sarge

Camp Tanako

Camp Tanako is a ministry of the United Methodist Church. It is also an American Camp Association Accredited Camp.

Camp Address:
4301 Hwy. 290, Hot Springs, AR 71923
(501) 262-2600

Website: tanako.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camptanako

Contact: Kim Carter – tanako@tanako.org

Mount Eagle Retreat Center

Mount Eagle Retreat Center is located in southwest Stone County, this year-round retreat center sits atop a mountain surrounded on three sides by the Middle Fork of the Little Red River.

We offer program resources for family and personal renewal and spiritual growth. All facilities are available to churches, small groups, families, and individuals for use when conference events are not taking place. Mount Eagle is also open to other not-for-profit groups.

Camp Address:
935 Beal Road, Clinton, AR 72031
(501) 723-4580

Website: mounteagle.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Eagle-Retreat-Center-111841112172848/

Contact: Mike “Sarge” Leonard – director@mounteagle.org

Bear Creek Camp

Bear Creek Camp is a year-round camp and retreat facility located in the St. Francis National Forest, on Bear Creek Lake.

Camp Address:
1339 Lee Road 258, Marianna, AR 72360

Mailing Address:
59 S. Poplar St., Marianna, AR 72360
(870) 662-1279

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bearcreekyouthcamp

Contact: Glenn Hicks – glenn.hicks@arumc.org

Shoal Creek Camp

Shoal Creek is a real camp with 22 acres, wood cabins that sleep 12 people, 4 with heat and air, screen windows and fans. A large air conditioned dining hall, a kickball field, and a swimming pool.

Camp Address:
571 Methodist Youth Camp Road, New Blaine, AR 72851
(479) 438-1429

Website: shoalcreekcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shoalcreekcamp/

Contact: Judy Hall – shoalcreekcamp@arumc.org
(479) 938-2270