To introduce youth to Christ, nurture their faith and send them forth as Christian disciples and leaders for the transformation of their community and world.
Our emphasis for ministry has and continues to be an outreach to youth and young adults from our NJAUMC churches, however, all of our camps and their activities are available to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identities and gender expression, sexual orientation or disability.
The foundation of our camping ministries is the inclusion and celebration that all people are created, valued and loved by God. Our camps do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and bullying against any person for any reason—for example, because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, or appearance.
We are connected to the United Methodist Church through the National Japanese American United Methodist Caucus, governed by the NJAUMC camping board. We strive on bringing the presence of Christ and the church through the existence of these camps.
We are ecumenically connected to other Japanese-American churches, as shown below.
Here are some churches who have been a part of JHC