What food will me child eat?

Serving healthy and well-balanced meals that are kid friendly is our goal. The salad bar is always stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. Our kitchen staff is ready to work with dietary needs and restrictions so kids (and parents) don’t have to worry about food and just have fun. 

UMM is a peanut aware environment. 

Can my child have their cell phone?

The main purpose and joy of Bible camp is building relationships with each other and God. Cell phones do not help either of these relationships, so we don't have them while at Camp UMM.

How can I contact my child?

There are staff on site with your children 24 hours a day. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 - 5 PM.  Also, there is email at that will be shared with your camper.

What if my child misses home, mom, dad...?

Every staff member at UMM is trained to understand, help, and respond to campers missing home.  
  1. First off, this is normal and healthy. If they miss you and your home you are doing a great job providing a safe place (you can be doing this too even if your child does not miss you).  
  2. Secondly, we actively provide extra attention to children struggling at camp. And we desire to help them reach the end of the week for their sake.   
  3. Camp UMM leadership will contact you to give you updates on your child even if this situation does come up.
  4. Calling home is the last resort with many of our campers. This call can make many children feel more like going home. And by staying they often grow in their ability to be independence.

Where will my child sleep?

Your child will stay in a newly constructed cottage with up to 7 other children. A cottage has housing available with a counselor for boys and for girls; we do not mix boys and girls in their cottages.

Each cottage includes:
  • Private Bathrooms
  • 2 Adult Supervisors 
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bunk Beds
Click Here to see photos of where your camper will stay. 

Who will be with my child? 

Each Summer Staff member is handpicked by our Year Round Staff to ensure an excellent & caring young adult will be leading your child. We train and operate with 2 adults around children at all times.  Each of our Summer Staff have completed:
  • Interviews
  • Reference Checks
  • Background Checks
  • Two Weeks of Training
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Current Lifeguard Certification (for all waterfront staff)

What happens if there is bad weather at camp?

Severe Weather 

In case of severe weather each staff member is trained on the location of fire & tornado shelters. Campers, led by their leader, will go to the tornado shelter when a tornado watch or warning has been issued & will remain there until the watch or warning has been cancelled. 

Hot Weather

Campers are required to wear sunscreen every day at camp and are instructed to re-apply every hour. In the case of extreme heat, staff monitor the water intake of campers to be sure they are hydrated. 

Schedule adjustments are made to ensure campers are getting adequate shade & air conditioning during especially warm days. 

How does my camper get released at the end?

UMM must have a signed authorization for anyone other than the legal guardian/parent listed on the registration form to pick up your camper.  At the end of a camp program, all campers will be checked out to their parent or guardian with a photo ID.

Does my child swim with or without a lifejacket?

All people at UMM must wear a life jacket to keep them safe. And lifeguards are on duty when your child is at the beach. We have over 100 life jackets for your child to use in many sizes.

If you have questions please reach out to the Camp Office: 


Upper Missouri Ministries is located on 203 acres on the shores of Springbrook Dam. The shore line surrounds most of the camp site, which is on a peninsula nestled in the coulee bottom.

This is a perfect setting for kids and families to experience the Love and Grace of Jesus through time in creation and community that allows faith in Christ Jesus to be sparked.

Children (of all ages) are in need of a place to slow down and reconnect with nature and other people. And we all need to reconnect with the Love and Grace of God found in Jesus. Time at Camp UMM provides experiences in services, worship, study, and quiet time. Campers return to their homes, families, and communities with faith in Christ Jesus that is sparked and with tools that will allow them to weather the storms of life.


Upper Missouri Ministries
PO Box 111
12601 58th St NW
Epping, ND 58843


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