UCYC Missions

Serving the Next Generation

UCYC Missions

What are UCYC Missions?

UCYC Missions are an opportunity for your group to grow closer with each other, God, and make valuable improvements at UCYC. Located in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona these trips are designed to run from Friday to Sunday. Your group will stay onsite at UCYC. 

You can be confident that you will worship, experience God, and of course, work with your hands to help improve camp. 

We provide all of the resources, projects, and materials for you to have an effortless, meaningful mission trip at UCYC. 

By serving at UCYC, not only are you growing closer to God and your team, but you are making an impact in the lives of thousands of youth throughout the year. 

How it Works

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Fill Out the Missions Interest Form

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Our Team Will Contact You to Plan All of the Details

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Enjoy a Jesus-Centered Weekend of Serving

WHY UCYC Missions?

It is no secret that our society is noisier, busier, and more stressed than ever. Our constant connection to screens, entertainment, and the news can drain our souls. We need a place to rest, recharge, and reconnect with God. 

UCYC has existed for more than sixty-five years with a focus on getting people away from the noise and into a peaceful space where they can connect with God in a new way. UCYC missions bring together a restful place, with each other, focused on a positive mission. 

By choosing to serve at UCYC you will be planting seeds to help ensure that thousands of students hear the gospel in a distraction-free environment. You are making an impact bigger than yourself & recharging your soul while you’re at it. 

We cannot wait for you to join us at a UCYC Mission.

Easy for You.

Fun for All.

Focused on Jesus.

You’ll Be a Hero.


10:00AM Arrive & Unpack
11:00AM Team Meeting with UCYC
12:45PM Lunch
1:30PM Break Into Groups and Start Projects 
5:30PM Clean Up
6:00PM Dinner
7:00PM Teaching
8:45PM Devotional/Team Debrief
11:00PM Lights Out
8:30AM Breakfast & Ready To-Go
9:00AM Team Meeting & Devotional 
9:30AM Start Projects 
12:45PM Lunch 
1:30PM  Work Until Done
6:00PM Dinner
7:15PM FUN! 
9:00PM Camp Fire & S’mores
11:00PM Lights Out
8:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM Team Debrief
9:30AM Finish Any Unfinished Work
FUN & Farewell 


Project: Giant Connect 4 Basketball

Project Leader: Richard Green

Scope: Build a giant connect 4 basketball set

  1. Cut wood into the correct layout following the blueprint 
  2. Screw together wood and hoops in the correct layout
  3. Stand up wood and assemble basketball connect 4
  4. Paint connect 4

Budget: $1500-1900

$1000-1200 Wood & screws

$300-400  hoops & basketballs

$200-300 Misc Expenses & paint

Timeline: 6-9 hours 6-10 people

UCYC Missions

FAQ & Packing List


Q: Who are the trips for?

Youth Groups – This quick, affordable trip can be a great way to teach your youth group about serving others as Jesus served. 

Men’s Groups – Men’s groups will be able to put their skills to the test on numerous construction, landscaping, and renovation projects. 

Women’s Groups – Women’s groups can get away to recharge in the mountains while also making big contributions to camp and the next generation. 

Families – Family trips help instill the value of serving together and give an opportunity for a family to work together. 

Q: What’s the weather like?

A: We recommend checking before you come. Days can be warm and nights can be chilly.

Q: Can we pick our projects? 

A: We will select work projects for your group based on the people you are bringing and UCYC’s needs. 

Q: Do I need experience in construction?

A: No. We will select projects for your group based on the talents you have in your group. 

Q: Do you only run trips Friday – Sunday?

A: Yes, we currently only run trips over weekends. 

Q: Does UCYC provide transportation?

A: UCYC will provide all needed transportation once you have arrived at the camp. Getting to the camp is the group’s responsibility. 

Q: Is there a cap on how many people we can bring?

A: UCYC is designing these trips with up to 20 participants in mind. If you have a larger group, please fill out the interest form & we will contact you with options.

Q: Does UCYC provide childcare?

A: UCYC does not provide childcare during the trip. We recommend bringing someone to take care of children or getting them involved in the projects. 

Q: Do I need to bring tools? 

A: We will provide basic tools for your project. However, you are welcome to bring your own. 

Q: Where will we stay?

A: You will be housed onsite at UCYC in one of our cabins.


Here is a list of items that we recommend having the attendees of your event bring for their stay.  If you have a packing list that you are sending out, feel free to include these items and anything else that will help make your event successful. Keep in mind that some of the items on this list are seasonal, so plan accordingly. 

  • Sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Bath towel and washcloth.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Flashlight.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun protection (hats, sunscreen).
  • A light jacket or sweatshirt for Spring and Autumn.
  • Warm Winter clothes in late Autumn and Winter.
  • An umbrella or raincoat during Monsoon Season (July & August).
  • Personal fan and electric blankets are fine; please bring your own extension cord.
  • Camera.
  • Journal/Notebook & pen.
  • Bible (If applicable to your event). 

We provide toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels in your cabin. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, outside/inside games, and anything else that makes your time at UCYC special! 

Alcohol, pets, fireworks, noisemakers of any kinds, and guns or other weapons are not allowed.

Brook is here to help!

Booke Smith UCYC Registrar


Brook Smith

Guest Services Planner