Come to the mountain, let God refresh your soul!

Sacramento is a Christian Camp and Conference Center and has been in operation since 1931. We are in the Sacramento Mountains, surrounded by Lincoln National Forest, and are located about 30 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, New Mexico. We have affordable lodging and meal rates, which include the use of all indoor and outdoor facilities, equipment, staff support, and we can accommodate up to 400 people at one time.


We are open year-round and enjoy temperate summers (days rarely above the 90s and cool evenings), beautiful fall and spring seasons and snowy winters. We welcome all who wish to visit us and enjoy our mountaintop setting.  


In the spirit of Christian hospitality, Sacramento welcomes all who come to our mountaintop setting. We seek to encourage spiritual enrichment by offering each group and individual Christian acceptance, caring service, and opportunities for life transformation.


Come to the Mountain, and Let God Refresh Your Soul!  

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." Colossians 3:23

Radical Hospitality.

That's the hallmark of the Sacramento experience. You'll notice it from the moment you step onto our 300+ acres. Every staff member you encounter is committed to meeting your every need, both physical and spiritual. Here are the people that make Sacramento a place where God can refresh your soul.


  • Jeffrey Eigenmann

    Executive Director

    "Jesus said in Matthew 9:37, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.' and here at Sacramento we take this scripture to heart. It is my prayer that I may always be available to God as his hands and feet, serving wherever He may call.  I look forward to working with each of you personally to ensure that your stay with us is a special one. Nothing would make me happier than knowing you encounter God in a new way while enjoying his beautiful creation here at Sacramento."

  • Loraine Gardner

    Business Manager

    "I have been blessed to be a part of Sacramento. I worked for 3 years in the kitchen helping make your favorite meals. I moved into finance when that position became available in September 2011. It is a wonderful experience to be participating in this facet of ministry here at Sacramento. The Lord blesses us everyday that we get to serve Him in this beautiful mountain setting."

  • Casey Grambusch

    Guest Relations Manager

    I have loved camp ministry since I was in high school.  It is a pleasure to serve the guests and campers of Sacramento!  

  • Nolan Grambusch

    Program Manager                                                                                            

    Camp ministry is my passion! Seeing people open up through activities so that they are more receptive to the Gospel is what keeps me going. My wife (Casey) and I started here at the end of 2019. Serving at Sacramento has been a blessing by giving me a front row seat to see the Lord work in and through people's lives. Come to the Mountain and Let God Refresh your Soul by having fun!

  • Toni Griffin

    Assistant Housekeeping

  • Cody Mahon

    Assistant Operations Manager

  • Jon Moore

    Construction/Maintenance Coordinator

  • Tony Noordmans

    Equine Coordinator

  • Audrey Richardson

    Guest Services Coordinator

  • Jill Sowers

    Food Service Coordinator

  • Dena Stirling

    Food Service Manager

    "I joined the staff here at Sacramento in January 2011. I came from another camp and conference center where I started out in camp ministry in May 2007. I feel so blessed by the Lord that He called me into camping to serve Him. This was something I wished that I could do as a teenager at camp. I am so thankful those doors opened up for me to be a part of this ministry."

  • Rachel Tvede

    Operations Manager

    "Camping ministries have been impacting my life for over a decade.  I spent five summers as a camper then five summers in college working as a wrangler at the camp I went to as a teen.  After graduating from NMSU, I was unsure of where God was leading me.  After a year of waiting for His direction, I was given the opportunity to work here at Sacramento.  I am excited to continue working with horses and give guests the opportunity to fall in love with them the way I did." 


Sacramento Camp and Conference Center has a rich history. In 1931, The New Mexico Conference of The United Methodist Church accepted 229 acres of land in the Sacramento Mountains to serve as an "assembly" location for youth...and Sacramento Methodist Assembly was born. Located 30 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Sacramento is nestled in the beautiful Lincoln National Forest. The land is a part of the homestead claim of Andre McDonald, filed July 1890, and purchased by Roy Calkins in 1928. 

There was so much water underneath the surface of the campus area that it was not suitable for farming. Mr. Calkins sold the Assembly part of the holding to the Chamber of Commerce of the cities of Southeastern New Mexico, who in turn offered the land to the New Mexico Conference. Lots were sold for $25 to various churches within The New Mexico Conference, and buildings were constructed. The idea of churches building cabins and owning them was in time abandoned and all the churches were requested to turn their property over to the assembly. In the beginning, gasoline lanterns were used for lighting. Then in 1935, an electric generator, which had been used in the Carlsbad Caverns was installed. It required a man on duty constantly each night to keep it running, and the lights would go out at frequent intervals.  In 1949, a road was built up the canyon and on top of the mountain in preparation for a water storage tank. During the winter of 1950, the first restrooms were built. From 1952 to 1954, the water tank was finally erected and water line was laid to service the camp with fresh water. 

In May, 1951, fire broke out in Hay Canyon and burned over 50,000 acres, but sparing the camp. Fire also broke out in 1956, started by a lightning storm 5 miles west of the camp, but stopping on the hill behind the chapel. Another, more recent and more devastating fire was that of April, 1974. As a result of mans' carelessness several miles west of Sacramento, high winds brought flames to the west side of camp where they jumped to the east side and continued their destructive path toward Weed, NM, again sparing the camp. The most recent fire was that of Spring 2000, where once again, the camp was spared from fire, but suffered destruction afterward from mud slides as a result of the loss of vegetation and above average summer rains. 

On average, Sacramento now welcomes to the mountain about 9,000 people per year and 60,000 meals are served annually. Over the years Sacramento Camp and Conference Center has experienced years of prosperity as well as years of decline, but has always served as a place of fun, faith, and fellowship for all who choose to visit its mountaintop setting.

Our Board of Directors

Jeni Dugan - Chairperson

Paul Campbell - Past Chair

Terry Schul - Chair Elect

Reuben Galceran - Secretary

Jim Maxon - Treasurer

Monty Leavell - Chaplain

Isaac De La Torre - Youth Rep

Scott Keener

Trey Hughes

Jimmy Hermosillo

Tyler Cox

Ernie Vineyard

Steve Boyle