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A summer camp for at-risk youth
UGM Campers


Fun in the great outdoors


God's love made tangible


Relationships built for life

Every summer,

about 500 kids ages 8-11 from Spokane’s low-income neighborhoods are invited to spend a week exploring nature and experiencing God’s love. They’re invited by their local church and sponsored by generous members of the community. The goal is to provide connections to a team of trustworthy adults who will invest in their lives and offer hope for a better tomorrow.


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“UGM Camp is the best camp in the solar system!”

- Alanna, 2022 UGM Camper

A week at UGM Camp includes:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Craft projects
  • Archery
  • Team building exercises
  • Chapel services
  • Focused time with counselors and other caring adults
  • Connections with a neighborhood church
  • Memories to last a lifetime
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UGM Camp

6088 Martha Boardman Rd.
Ford, WA

In 1991, Dick Shanks, a lifelong supporter of UGM, offered his riverside land (125 acres), house, cabins, and recreational facilities to the Mission at a fraction of the value. This became UGM Camp. 

The campground is located one hour outside Spokane, near Ford, WA. While UGM provides the support staff, teams of volunteers from several different neighborhood churches lead the programming and provide counselors so that ongoing relationships can be established and continued long after camp is over.  


Thanks to the generous community members who provide camp sponsorships every year, campers attend at no cost.


Interested? Contact Ryan:


Ryan Brown

Youth Outreach Director



48% Individual Contributions
46% Contributed Goods*
4% Enterprises
2% Other


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2022 Graph - Expenses


88% Program Services
6% Administration
6% Fundraising

Sponsor a camper

Send an at-risk child to UGM Camp
for a week, at no cost to them.

Rent the property

To rent the UGM Camp property,
visit our camp rentals page.


Looking to work at UGM Camp?
Apply today!

Interested in learning more
about UGM Youth Outreach?



Needed Most

$12.94 for a night

for 3 meals and a bed

$90 for a week

of shelter, food, and care

$250 for a week

of holistic recovery