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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in Sequoia and Kings Canyon 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.

  • Lodgepole Campground Amphitheater: 10:00 AM
  • Grant Grove Campground Amphitheater: 10:00 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team in Sequoia and Kings Canyon is typically 4-6 team members, all of whom either work at Wuksachi or Lodgepole, three miles apart.

  • Summer only
  • Mentors not available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass not available

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Delaware North Companies at Wuksachi or Lodgepole, depending upon ministry assignment offered.

Dates:

  • Preferred availability of mid-May through late August/early September

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath (Lodgepole)
  • Shared cabins (Wuksachi)
  • Married housing available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk/bellhop
  • Housekeeping

Transportation:

  • Bringing a car is necessary in Sequoia.

* If you are interested in serving in Sequoia as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Sequoia and Kings Canyon (including employee housing costs), please visit http://www2.coolworks.com/sequoia-jobs/app.htm.


How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park


Information About The Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie adjacent to each other in the southern Sierra Nevada Range and are typically included in the same park visit. Both are lands of extremes: high alpine mountains, massive trees, and deep canyons.

In Sequoia you will find the world’s largest trees – giant sequoias that can measure 52,500 cubic feet in volume and 102 feet in circumference. Here you’ll also find Mount Whitney at 14,491 ft, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. Kings Canyon is home to Cedar Grove, a glaciated valley marked by the Kings River and showcasing spectacular waterfalls and cliff canyons. Popular activities in Sequoia and Kings Canyon include hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, climbing, and mountaineering.

Popular Destinations

  • General Sherman Tree
  • Giant Forest Sequoia Grove
  • Moro Rock
  • Crystal Cave
  • Redwood Canyon
  • Cedar Grove

Wildlife

In the foothills of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, you may view gray fox, bobcat, striped and spotted skunks, black bears, quail, woodpeckers, and the like. As you ascend to higher elevations, be prepared to spot more bears, mountain lions, mule deer, gray squirrel, and many various resident birds. Animals are less scarce in the high country but can include the rare Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, marmot, pika, or the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog.


Outside Resources

To learn more about travelling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm.

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, CA, 2009

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"Some of my favorite times were learning about the situations and theologies of friends from Colombia. It was important for us to focus on God's grace and our common goals in ministry rather than our differences in practice and theology."
– Paul, Sequoia 2007