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.
PDF icon Camp Changes Lives! Camping Sunday 2020
A service to listen to, talk about, reflect on, and support United Church camping ministries.
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.
Minute for Mission
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.
Related Material
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
Worship Blog

At The Great Gathering in November of 2019, 24 people from United Church of Canada camps, joined more than 540 innovative outdoor ministry partners gathered at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The event was hosted by...