Olympic National Park, WA
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement
What We Do
ACMNP in Olympic provides:
- Christian fellowship activities for visitors, residents, and employees
- Leadership development for ministry team members and seminarians
- Positive relationships among seasonal co-workers and internationals
- Pastoral care during emergencies
Interdenominational Services of Worship
Ministry teams lead interdenominational services of worship on Sundays, pending National Park Service permit approval.
- Kalaloch Campground amphitheatre: 9:00 AM, 6:30 PM
- Lake Crescent fire ring circle: 9:00 AM
- Lake Crescent Fairholm Campground: 6:30 PM
- Sol Duc Hot Springs campground amphitheatre: 9:00 AM
Ministry Team Member Information
Our teams in Olympic typically serve at several locations: 2-3 team members at Lake Crescent, 2-3 team members at Sol Duc Hot Springs, and 2-3 team members at Kalaloch. Locations are approximately 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours away from one another.
- Summer only
- Mentor available for seminarians
- Catholic mass not available
Ministry team members seek employment from Aramark at Lake Crescent Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs, or Kalaloch Lodge, depending upon ministry assignment offered.
- Preferred availability of late May through early September
- Working through October is ideal
- Dorm-style with shared bath
- Married housing available (Kalaloch and Lake Crescent only)
- Retail at gift shops
- Restaurant/food service
- Front desk/bellhop
- Bringing a car is necessary in Olympic for most team members.
* If you are interested in serving in Olympic as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Olympic (including employee housing costs), please visit http://www.olympicnationalparkjobs.com.
How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Olympic
- Apply to serve as a ministry team member!
- Attend a service of worship during your next trip.
- Support our team by volunteering to serve on a local Ministry Support Committee.
- Contact us to learn more.
Information About The Park
A day in Olympic is like visiting three national parks in one, due to its vastly different ecosystems: ocean beach, alpine mountains, and ancient rainforests. Whether you’re intrigued by tide pools, sea stacks, and stunning rocky shoreline; snowy mountain ranges and wildflowers; or magical, temperate forests shrouded in every shade of green – there is plenty to explore and discover in the nearly one million acres of Olympic National Park! Popular activities to do include hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, beach walking, and sea kayaking.
- Hurricane Ridge
- Deer Park
- Hoh Rain Forest
- Lake Quinault
- Rialto Beach
- La Push
The ocean, forest, and mountain landscapes of Olympic ensure a rich variety of wildlife that you’ll find in few other national parks. Offshore you’ll find whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, and sea otters. Within the mountains and forests roam bears, elk, cougars, and deer. Even the waters teem with Pacific salmon!
To learn more about travelling to Olympic, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm.