All three of our Iowa U.M. Camps are accredited through the American Camp Association. The ACA is a nationally-recognized accrediting body for camping programs and a leader in childhood development, education, and welfare. To earn ACA accreditation, our camps must comply with more than 300 health, safety, and program quality standards. Our camps are regularly reviewed by ACA professionals to ensure they continue to meet these high standards. Only one in every four camps across the nation seeks and earns this distinction. No accreditation process, licensing program, set of regulations, or laws can guarantee safety, but ACA accreditation is evidence that our camps are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for campers.
It is the position of the Board of Camps that no camper shall be turned away due to lack of funds. Therefore camperships are available through the Iowa United Methodist Camps office. However, as funding is limited, our expectation is that your local church/agency, personal funds, and conference support will combine to cover registration costs. To apply for campership funds, please speak to your local pastor to see if your church has scholarship money available. Then you can fill out a campership application form and submit to the Camp Registrar.
For assistance with or questions regarding payments, camperships, or refunds, contact the Camp Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-765-1651 (toll-free), or 515-974-8946.