Outdoor Ministries


Relationships with camp boards, promotion of camping, naming of camp managers and camp leaders, recommending curriculum, and long-range planning and financial oversight of camping programs.


Team Members: Jan Hurst, McPherson (Chair);  Susan Kendall, Topeka;  Marla Ullom-Minnich, McPherson; John Crist, Quinter

Follow the links to the camps’ websites to find more information and registration materials for the 2017 summer camping season.

Volunteer Staff Application-2017

Camp Schedule for 2017-18

Camp Colorado website

Camp Mt. Hermon website


Below are documents for camp co-directors:
Co-directors Reimbursement Request
Camp Co-directors Agreement 2016
Camp Nurse Agreement-Job Description 2016
Volunteer Letter of Reference Form


Outdoor Ministries Connection meets in Texas

Outdoor Ministries Connection meets in Texas

On March 10–13, the Outdoor Ministries Connection met at Camp Capers, an Episcopalian center in Waring, Texas. Jan Gilbert Hurst, McPherson, Kan., represented the Outdoor Ministries Association of the Church of the Brethren at this meeting.

Register for summer camp!

Register for summer camp!

With the first camp session starting May 29, the summer camp season will be upon us before we know it! Register soon!

Camp CO sign

Maintenance position open at Camp Colorado

Camp Colorado is in need of some help this summer. We are looking for a full time maintenance worker. This person must be able to do physical labor without limitations, help with mowing, trimming and at times be able to run a chainsaw. They also need to have basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills.


Camp Mt. Hermon Board Meeting and Work Days

Save-the-date for the May board meeting and Camp Work Weekend. (Read more of the Board’s March 14 meeting.)

Camp changes for web

District camp schedules reconfigured

(For summer camp registration materials, please go to the websites of Camp Colorado and Camp Mt. Hermon.) The Outdoor Ministries Team (OMT) looks forward to fun, well-led, and spirit-filled camps for the children of Western Plains district in 2015. Download the camp schedule here. We have some changes this year that parents and campers alike … read on

CMH 70th cake 2014

Mt. Hermon Celebrates 70 Years

Here is a big hello from Camp Mt Hermon campers, who attended Family Camp held Sept. 26-28. It was an awesome weekend with as many as 80 plus visitors and campers at any given time. Leslie Kendall, of Topeka, jump started the on line registration for the 70th Anniversary of Camp Mt Hermon. Seventy-four campers … read on


Register for Family Camp at Mt. Hermon!

Online registration is now available for Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp, September 26-28. Come join us for a fun-filled celebration of the camp’s 70th anniversary! (Registration fee is may be paid when you arrive at camp Sept. 26.) Family Camp Flyer — which includes the schedule, fees, and contact information Family Camp Online Registration

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

The Camp Mt. Hermon spring meeting and workday will be held Saturday May 3.  You are invited to see the new pavilion and find out more about what’s going on at camp. 

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

Work Camp Weekend is rapidly approaching for Camp Colorado!  We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 23rd and working through Monday, the 26th. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big heart for the camp and a willing spirit to do whatever is needed.

Camp Mt. Hermon T-Shirt Contest!

Camp Mt. Hermon T-Shirt Contest!

Can you believe Camp Mt. Hermon has served campers for 70 years? Yeah, it’s a big deal! We want the world to know about it, and what better way than to wear T-shirts that announce our accomplishment. You have a chance to create an awesome design for our 70th Anniversary T-shirt. Enter the T-shirt design … read on