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Dear MUUSA friends,

We understand that a majority of campers have already come to the sad conclusion that they'll need to skip camp this year and we are extremely grateful that so many of you have held tight while we worked out an equitable plan with Trout.

After some patience and negotiation, your planning council leadership has secured a path to canceling camp for 2020 while maintaining the ability to move forward with planning MUUSA at Trout Lodge in 2021!

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please let me know directly at info@muusa.org. I will make sure you get answers from the appropriate PC members. Stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,

Margaret Plett
MUUSA Marketing & Communications

Thank you for your patience in these trying times.

Loriana Stucker, moving in for the week

Programs

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

Housing

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

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