Camping Sunday

Camping Sunday is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Sunday in April. The worship services and other ideas available for this Sunday are designed to increase visibility for the church’s outdoor/camping ministries, draw attention to local United Church camps, and help people recall their memories and experiences of church camping. Find a camp near you.

Worship Ideas
File All in the Same Boat
Jesus calms the storm in this service for Camping Sunday.
PDF icon Back to the Future of Camping
A service celebrating the ministry of camping - a tradition and an inspiration.
File Call to Sabbath
An intergenerational service for Camping Sunday.
File Camping Sunday: Pass It On!
Gather around the "campfire" in this service for Camping Sunday...
PDF icon Living Radical Welcome Camping Sunday Service
A Camping Sunday service that celebrates our differences.
PDF icon We Are Church—We Are Camp!
A Camping Sunday service that invites camps and congregations to partner around this invaluable ministry.
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service help community ministries meet the needs of young, single mothers.
File Heaven among the Stars, Trees, and Lakes
Church camps create friendships that last a lifetime and allow children and teens to experience their faith in new ways.
Through Mission & Service, campers are offered a safe space to explore what it means to truly be themselves. 
Our gifts for Mission & Service support programs that integrate children with special needs and children of different backgrounds.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support safe spaces for children.
Campers experience a community surrounded by God’s creation.
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.