Camp Mundo Vista, a retreat center near Asheboro, N.C. that has been operated by the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) for nearly 50 years, will soon come under new management, according to a recent press release.
The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Caraway Conference Center and Camp will manage daily operations and take financial responsibility for Mundo Vista beginning Feb. 1. The property, which sits on the same 1,100-acre plot of land as Caraway, is already owned by the BSC and had been leased to WMU-NC.
Jimmy Huffman, director of Caraway, called the agreement a “win-win” for both camps, allowing Caraway to grow and WMU-NC to continue its current programs.
“We will be able to expand our ministry footprint and also offer retreat accommodations to many groups we are currently having to turn away,” Huffman said.
Amy Boone, executive director-treasurer of WMU-NC, said, “This new agreement allows us to use Mundo Vista as we always have, providing our own programming for year-round WMU-NC-sponsored events that minister to women and girls and promote missions education and involvement.”
The press release cited recent staffing changes, budget restraints and a “desire to be good stewards of financial resources” at WMU-NC as reasons for the new arrangement.
Boone said the deal will also allow WMU-NC to “utilize financial gifts to expand our service to the churches and promote fulfillment of the Great Commission around the world.”