Yosemite National Park, CA
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement
What We Do
ACMNP in Yosemite 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.
- Lower Pines Campground: 9:00 AM
- Wawona Amphitheater: 9:00 AM
- Tuolomne Amphitheater: 10:00 AM (July - Sept)
Ministry Team Member Information
Our ministry team in Yosemite is typically 5-12 team members, most of whom serve in the main Valley area of the park. Two to three team members may also be placed at Wawona (a lodge near the southern park entrance) or Tualamie Meadows (a backcountry area), depending upon ministry needs.
- Summer only
- Mentor available for seminarians
- Catholic mass nearby for interested team members
Ministry team members seek employment from Delaware North Companies in the Valley, Wawona, or Tualamie Meadows, depending upon ministry assignment offered.
- Preferred availability of mid-May through September
- Working through October is ideal
- Shared tent cabins
- Married housing available
- Retail at gift shops
- Restaurant/food service
- Front desk
- Guest services/campground attendant
- Bringing a car is highly encouraged!
* If you are interested in serving in Yosemite as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Yosemite (including employee housing costs), please visit http://www.yosemitepark.com/AboutUs_Employment_PositionsAvailable.aspx.
How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Yosemite
- 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
There’s a reason Yosemite was naturalist John Muir’s favorite park! Within these 1,169 square miles of powerful High Sierra country, you’ll be wowed by its sprawling valleys, thundering waterfalls, granite and snow-capped peaks, massive sequoia groves, and meadows of wildflowers. Yosemite, one of the first preserved wilderness parks in America, truly defines the word ‘awesome!’
Popular activities within Yosemite include hiking, backpacking, biking, and fishing. Yosemite is a rock climber’s paradise and is world-renowned for its climbing opportunities and routes.
- Yosemite Falls
- Nevada and Vernal Falls
- El Capitan
- Half Dome
- Tioga Pass
Off the beaten path, Yosemite’s various ecosystems teem with bobcat, red and gray fox, mule deer, black and grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, owls, and many others.
To learn more about travelling to Yosemite, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm.