"My first camp experience was Brownie Day Camp (around 1949). I hated it and never again went to camp until Camp StarTrail 2009. I loved it and will be back again in 2010." -- Mary Beth

The experience of attending a UU camp is something like no other – an intense immersion in "living Unitarian Universalism" that's difficult to find anyplace else. Spending a week with people who share your UU values can be life-changing, and if you haven't tried it, you might like it!

From camp to camp, you will find a diversity of programming, from camps that have scheduled activities from early morning until late in the evening, to one camp that has just two hours of scheduled programming each day, with plenty of time for relaxation, boating, and visiting with new friends.

There are a variety of UU camps in the MidAmerica Region. One camp is a "landed camp" – the camp property is owned by UUs. The others rent space at facilities owned by others. Two camps are for adults only; others are for people of all ages. One camp has two "youth weeks" for teens early in the summer. Some camps have a long history; others have come into being in recent years.

Meeting UUs from congregations other than yours is fun and a great way to build UU identity. We invite you to try it out!

Links to websites of UU camps in MidAmerica are below. If you'd like to know more about UU camps at a national level, go to

teens at camp

Chalice Sparx UU Camp for Families
( second week of July

AMUUSE for UU Single adults

Saug-For-All [for UU adults, singles and couples]  summer


Camp UniStar (  summer


MUUSA [Midwest UU Summer Assembly]  week of July 4


Camp StarTrail [currently on hiatus]  


Bayside UU Family Camp  summer

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