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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: 10:00 AM
  • Tuolomne Amphitheater: 10:00 AM

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

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Delaware North Companies in the Valley, Wawona, or Tualamie Meadows, depending upon ministry assignment offered.

Dates:

  • Preferred availability of mid-May through September
  • Working through October is ideal

Employee housing:

  • Shared tent cabins
  • Married housing available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk
  • Housekeeping
  • Guest services/campground attendant

Transportation:

  • 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


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.

Popular Destinations

  • Yosemite Falls
  • Nevada and Vernal Falls
  • El Capitan
  • Half Dome
  • Tioga Pass

Wildlife

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.


Outside Resources

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.

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Ministry Team Experience

Brett
Yosemite National Park, CA, 2011

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"God allowed me to leave the tunnel in which I felt I'd been living and enter into his majestic, wonderful, and beautiful valley. Suddenly, the sun began to shine in my life!"
– Julie, Yosemite 2005