We’re Hiring!!

The Jacoby’s are moving out and ERUMC is activily hiring:

Volunteer Host Description

When: April 1, 2017 or sooner

Contact for sending resume and schedule an interview:  Nico Bus, ERUMC Board Member, 907-209-2162  or nicowbus@gmail.com

What: The Manager/Host will live on-site and is responsible for welcoming and greeting all camper users, orienting Campers to camp policies and procedures, as well as the cleaning and maintenance of the camp; book camp rentals and use; collect, record, and report fees and usage to Board on monthly and annual basis; troubleshoot problems, and be available on-site during camp use;  maintain and repair Camp facilities, grounds, and equipment; purchase and maintain Camp kitchen and wash-house supplies; arrange utilities, snow removal, outhouse pumping, and garbage collection services; maintain fuel oil, propane, and firewood availability; other duties as assigned.

Compensation:  Housing, Utiltities, Monthly Stipend and Mileage.

The purpose of the Eagle River United Methodist Camp is to promote and develop a non-discriminatory program of outdoor ministries, for religious, charitable, scientific, recreation, community, and educational purposes; and to acquire, own, operate, and develop camping and recreational facilities to be used exclusively for said purpose.

The 48 acre camp is on the road system and offers easily accessible isolation for group or family events. This position involves working throughout the compound, maintaining facilities which are rented out to the public throughout the summer.

ERUMC facilities include a lodge with commercial kitchen and seating for 120, two large cabins with kitchens and sleeping areas for 20 each, five heated cabins sleeping 8 people each, and five unheated summer cabins sleeping 8 each. There’s a heated washhouse with laundry, and covered fire-rings. The camp can accommodate up to 120 people to eat and sleep in a beautiful rustic setting.


Within a five mile radius of the camp the topography goes from glacial ice to the tide flats and salt water of Lynn Canal making it an excellent location for outdoor camping, education and environmental studies. Marked trails lead through lowland forests to high alpine, providing an idyllic setting adventure. Adjacent to the camp are the facilities of Eagle Beach State Park, and excellent trails to both Herbert and Eagle Glaciers.

Welcome to ERUMC

We are a year round Wilderness Community Camp and Retreat Center open to all, religious and secular. We are available to large groups and to individuals we cater to all types of events. Call us today to find how we can serve you and share our backyard. Come out and visit our camp, nestled among the Spruce and the Hemlock.

Camp CHAMP 2016

Capture 2016

Camp Champ is a secular camp where a special group of kids can have their chance to be kids. These are kids, ages 6-13, who may lead a stressful and unsettled life – they may be separated from one or both parents as a result of some court action, or kids who may have some disability, or whose family is unable to secure affordable housing or kids who would just benefit from an active, safe and well coached camp. There are great heaps of healthy food, camp rules to follow and counselors to keep kids safe and help peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Camp CHAMP would like to thank all who donated their time, energy, support, and financial contributions. A special thanks to K.J. & Peggy Metcalf and Torre Frampton.

Care to support our efforts? Please contact ERUMC at manager@methodistcamp.org

Community Day 2016

The Eagle River United Methodist Camp (ERUMC) would like to thank the Juneau Community for attending the Open House at the camp on April 4, 2016. Roughly 200 people visited, enjoyed, and toured the wonderful facilities available to this community for rental.  The perfect sunny day made it a great time to play lawn games, eat hot dogs and ice cream, and tour the camp and the hiking trails which surround it.

Congratulations to Heath and Robyn Coro, the winners of the $150 Gift Certificate

Celebrate ERUMC’s 61st Celebration

Community Day is April 3 at camp. From 12-4PM you can stop by to visit, eat hot dogs and ice cream. Please come one and come all. Raffle for a $150 gift certificate. Camp tours are at 100 and 300pm

Community Day 2016

Save the Date

Camp Get Ready:  May 21, 2016

Camp Champ: June 19-23, 2016

61st Celebration: July 7-10, 2016

Discovery Camp July: 17-21, 2016

Receives Grant from Holland America Line and Princes Cruises Line

Eagle River United Methodist Camp is pleased to announce we have received a $425 grant from Holland America Line and a $425 grant from Princess Cruises Lines.  We are excited that these funds will begin to allow us to “Revamp” our camp activities.

Through taking action to revamp the activities found at camp we can start to connect the potential recreation opportunities that our camp facilities and grounds have to offer.  We hope that by starting to provide some of the basic activities here at camp, our participants will learn and grow through great fun and laughter.  Perhaps we will even see some new faces out here at camp!

The Holland America Line grant, which was matched by Princess Cruise Lines, looks for projects that will benefit Juneau as a whole and not just one small part of the community.  Thank you, Holland America and Princess, for supporting us at the Eagle River United Methodist Camp.  We are excited we can offer that much more at our community camp.