2018 NEJ Mission Academy

The next Mission Academy will be held from April 11-14, 2018 at Pecometh Camp & Retreat Center in Centreville, MD where the Chester River empties into the beautiful Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.  Come join us for a celebration of all things mission and disaster response!  Registration links are below.


Registration + Hotel-Style Accommodations (limited availability)  $375

Registration + Bunk-Style Accommodations (bring your own linens) $300

Commuter Registration $100/day


2017 NEJ UMCOR/UMVIM Training Academy

The 2017 Academy was held at Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center in Cresco, PA from March 26-29.  Our theme was "Confronting Systemic Racism and White Privilege in Mission & Disaster Response."  Plenaries included presenters from the General Commission on Religion and Race, UMCOR, UMVIM, and Disaster Response Coordinators from the Annual Conferences.  Several workshops were led by representatives from Global Ministries.

2016 NEJ UMCOR/UMVIM Training Academy

Our 2016 Academy was held at Asbury Camp & Retreat Center in Silver Lake, NY.  It featured Train-the-Trainer classes for both ERTs and UMVIM Team Leader.  The plenary focus was on Cultural Competency.

2015 NEJ UMCOR/UMVIM Training Academy

This was our first annual Training Academy in the NEJ and it was held at West River Camp and Retreat Center in Churchton, MD.