2024 Camps Offered by the Christian Church in Illinois-Wisconsin
Please note these summer camp programs will abide by our Covid-19 policies which will be updated as we get closer to our camping season.
Throughout the history of CCIW’s Outdoor Ministries, the safety and well-being of our campers have been of utmost concern. To assure this, policies are in place regarding qualifications for staff members as background checks are conducted annually. Valuing our campers, we also value the gifts and talents of those who volunteer to serve with our campers. In keeping with this, we welcome the gifts of all regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, or disability.
Kids, Youth and Young Adult Camps
Registration opens for all camps and retreats early 2024.
You and Me is a wonder-filled time where kids get to experience the love of God through God’s Creation, the curriculum, the songs, the crafts, the games, and of course the adult(s) with whom they’re attending!
The camp is open to K-5th children and an adult chosen by the parents/guardians (if two adults want to bring a child, we welcome this too!) Camp begins at 4:00PM on June 16, 2024 and runs through 10:00AM on June 19, 2024.
Beginners camp is a great way to start out a child’s life-long love of summer camps and the outdoors. It is staffed by dedicated, fun, helpful, and compassionate counselors and staff who make the love of God real in each of the camper’s lives and experiences at camp.
Beginners is open to K-3rd children who have just completed one of these grades (3rd graders can also register for JYF camp). Camp begins at 6:00PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024 and runs through 1:00PM on Saturday June 22, 2024.
JYF camp is a week where kids make friendships that will last a lifetime, get to know God’s radical love better in their lives, and are constantly supported by fun, caring, and attentive counselors. It is a week of growth and opportunity for all who attend.
JYF is open to 3rd-5th children who have just completed one of these grades (3rd graders can also register for Beginners camp). Camp begins at 4:00PM on June 23, 2024 and runs through 10:00AM on June 29, 2024.
Chi-Rho camp is a week where youth are able to come out of their shells while seeing old friends and making new ones. They will experience God’s love in the beautiful natural setting, play games, participate in worship, do crafts, and belong to a family of both their peers and loving counselors.
Chi-Rho is open to 6-8th youth who have just completed one of these grades. Camp begins at 4:00PM on June 30, 2024 and runs through 10:00AM on July 6, 2024.
CYF camp is a time for youth to not only experience God’s love but to explore who God created them to be. Through games, crafts, family groups, talent shows, directors time, worship, and so much more – they live a week in the possibility of God’s Realm.
CYF is open to 9-12th youth who have just completed one of these grades. This camp begins at 4:00PM on June 9, 2024 and runs through 10:00AM on June 15, 2024.
The Young Adult Weekend is July 26-28, 2024 for those who are entering their post high school years. This weekend offers opportunities for engaging in meaningful conversations while experiencing some familiar camping favorites.
The LGBTQIA+ Retreat is May 31-June 2, 2024. More information about this opportunity will be available soon!
The Activism Retreat is July 19-21, 2024. More information about this opportunity will be available soon!
Memorial Day Family camp is a time for being with friends, family, and God’s Creation. The structure is much looser than our other camp offerings and is a wonderful time to bring out the entire family to Camp Walter Scott! This camp begins on Thursday, May 23, 2024 and runs through Monday, May 27, 2024.
Labor Day Family camp is a time for being with friends, family, and God’s Creation. The structure is much looser than our other camp offerings and is a wonderful time to bring out the entire family to Camp Walter Scott! This camp begins Thursday, August 29, 2024 and runs through Monday, September 2, 2024.
The Camp Service Week or Handyperson Skills Camp is a week of working on projects at the campground. These vary from year to year and depend on what has been accomplished at previous workdays, but you can expect a need for electrical, plumbing, painting, and general handyperson skills. If you don’t possess these skills, this is a great opportunity for you to bring your willing attitude and let someone who is experienced in these areas help show you the ropes! This year the camp will run from 4PM on Sunday, June 2, 2024 through 10AM on Saturday, June 8, 2024.
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