Information You Need
Information you need to make your camping experience safe yet wonderful. Please read on for all the details we need you to be aware of or click on one of the links below to get to specifics.
Mail from home is always appreciated. Parents or friends can write: Camp Mimanagish, 4003 Boulder Road, McLeod, MT, 59052-8833. Mail is picked up and delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In case of an emergency, there is a telephone line to the camp. The number is (406) 932-6311. PLEASE call only in case of an emergency.
This year we will be offering "Email A Camper". Simply send your camper an email at the address provided and our camp staff will make sure that they receive the email from you. Please limit the emails to a manageable number.
The process for seeking and applying for camp scholarships is as follows:
Step 1) Persons who need assistance with the camp registration fee are encouraged to first check with the pastor of their local church. Many local congregations offer full or partial campership support to people in their fellowship participating in events at Camp Mimanagish.
Step 2) After you have done all of this and still need some help with camp registration fees, there are very limited resources in the Conference Office for helping with this expense.
Need some extra time? Youth camps begin on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. (Tuesday for 2/3/4 graders) and conclude at 10:00 a.m. the following Saturday. Persons providing transportation for incoming and/or departing campers may wish to spend a night at Mimanagish. No supervision will be available before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday or after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. For information and reservations, call the Conference Office (406) 656-8688 or Camp Director at (406) 932-6311.
Each camper must make their own arrangements for transportation to and from camp. Please note: neither Camp Mimanagish nor the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ have or accept any responsibility for incidents or loses that may arise from claims for "car pooling" in non-camp vehicles.
While very few injury's have occurred at Camp Mimanagish, it is important that you recognize that in an active outdoor ministry program, as in virtually every setting of life, accidents resulting in injury and even death can occur.
We are fortunate to have Camp Mimanagish located in surroundings with such pristine natural beauty. There is some distance between Camp and medical facilities. We urge parents/guardians to complete and sign the medical authorizations on the registration form.
Camp Mimanagish forbids all possession or consumption of such items. SMOKING must be in accordance with National ForestService rules and Montana State Law.
If a youth cannot attend a youth camp at Mimanagish for which he/she has registered, in order to receive a refund of camping fees already paid, notice of cancellation must be made to the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference, United Church of Christ, 2016 Alderson Ave., Billings, MT 59102. This cancellation must be made IN WRITING, POSTMARKED 17 days before the camp begins. All payments, except for a $35.00 handling fee will be refunded.
Camp Mimanagish offers its programming equally to people regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic position, religion, or national origin.
It's tempting to send along a "care package" of goodies with your camper, or send some up in the mail during the week. But your camper's safety and those of their cabin mates is compromised by the critters that food will attract. These critters can be as small as a mouse or as big as a bear. Small rodents may seem harmless, but they can carry diseases that are not so harmless. As for the bears, well... they are rare, but can become a nuisance if they know our camp is a sure snack site!
Any food or drink found in cabins will be confiscated and returned upon departure.
As with past years Camp Mimanagish will be offering a camp store to any and all campers and staff that has camp apparel. The camp has a limited supply of personal items if needed.
Here's how you get to camp. Take I-90 to Big Timber, Montana. Follow route 298 south to the boundary of the Gallatin National Forest. Here the paved road becomes a gravel road following the course of the Boulder River for another fifteen miles to camp. Total driving time from Big Timber to the camp is just over an hour but please allow more time so you can enjoy the scenery. There are two major airports within 150 miles of camp. They in Bozeman, Montana and Billings, Montana.