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
Ministry team members seek employment from Delaware North Companies at Wuksachi or Lodgepole, depending upon ministry assignment offered.
- Preferred availability of mid-May through late August/early September
- Dorm-style with shared bath (Lodgepole)
- Shared cabins (Wuksachi)
- Married housing available
- Retail at gift shops
- Restaurant/food service
- Front desk/bellhop
- 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
- 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
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.
- General Sherman Tree
- Giant Forest Sequoia Grove
- Moro Rock
- Crystal Cave
- Redwood Canyon
- Cedar Grove
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.
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.