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Mini MUUSA 2020

Thank you, Campers!

Closing Celebration

Donate to Trout Lodge
Trout Lodge was closed due to state order, and many usual visitors are unable to travel, which means a lot of lost revenue. Please consider a donation to help keep their organization strong.
Thank you for your donation.
Help Mini MUUSA
Even though MUUSA 2020 was cancelled, we still incurred a range of expenses for the year, but no revenue to offset them. If you're enjoying Mini MUUSA, please consider a donation.
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Thank you for your patience in these trying times.

Loriana Stucker, moving in for the week


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.

Program Descriptions
The Hill to Trout Lodge


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.

Housing Options
Jay Warner, during a photography workshop


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.

Last Year's Workshops (Sample)
Chalice tattoo

Morning Celebrations

Each morning, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout 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.

Theme Speaker Biography
A hummingbird in dire need of a sugar scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Application Process
John Sandman, Treasurer

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.

Full-Week Rates

Quotes from the Community

" 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. "

Greg R.

- Chicago, IL