The easiest way to learn all about MUUSA is to read the brochure, put out by our Planning Council. It has it all: workshop descriptions, housing options, frequently asked questions, and more.Take a look
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Couples and singles, with and without children, can enjoy a variety of workshop and recreational activities while children are in programs with others near their own age, building friendships that will last well beyond the week of camp.
YMCA of the Ozarks, Trout Lodge, is located on 5,200 acres of pine and oak forest on a private 360-acre lake 75 miles southwest of St. Louis, Missouri, outside of Potosi. Accommodations are available for all budgets.
Workshops offer opportunities for learning, personal growth, and fun. They are an excellent way to get to know other campers in a small group setting and to benefit from the wonderful talents, skills, and insights the workshop leaders have to offer.
Each morning, the Rev. Karen Mooney & Rev. Pam Rumancik will lead a multi-generational service on the theme topic. Services include children's stories and choral music from the Awesome Choir, led by Pam Blevins Hinkle and accompanied by Bonnie Ettinger.
If finances are tight and MUUSA doesn't quite fit into your budget this year, we hope you will apply for a scholarship. These funds strengthen our community and we want to be sure you know they are available.
Camp Cost Calculator
Use this helpful tool to help estimate how much MUUSA will cost this year. Please consider sharing a room with as many others as possible to reduce your cost and make optimum use of housing. Full details can be found in the brochure.
Quotes from the community
"When you hear about the kinds of experiences that change kids' lives, this is what they are talking about."Karen S. / Wheaton IL
"MUUSA is where I became a UU and where I return to renew my vows."John S. / Cincinnati OH
"I love that I started the week not knowing anyone except my children, but ended the week with lifelong friends."Geeta P. / Colorado Springs CO
"MUUSA is a true community for building meaningful friendships-- as well as a low stress family vacation where you are not always reaching for your wallet."Roger E. / Atlanta GA
"MUUSA gives me a space to deepen family bonds and recharge connections with my inner humanity."Gregory R. / Chicago IL
"Growing up at MUUSA helped teach me how to love and be loved."Ellie M. / Kalamazoo MI