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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.

Open House

Future open house opportunities will be announced on this page for 2025. If you wish to come visit the grounds for a tour before then, reach out to us directly at [email protected] or (501) 570-6685 (Call/Text).

Kids, Youth and Young Adult Camps

Registration opens for all camps and retreats early 2024.

You & Me (K-5th)

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. This camp costs $160 per participant + online processing fees if applicable. Registration closes Sunday, June 2, 2024.

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Beginners (K-3rd)

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. This camp costs $140 per participant + online processing fees if applicable. Registration closes Thursday, June 6, 2024.

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JYF (3rd-5th)

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. This camp costs $400 per participant + online processing fees if applicable. Registration closes Sunday, June 9, 2024.

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Chi-Rho (6th-8th)

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. This camp costs $400 per participant + online processing fees. Registration closes Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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CYF (9th-12th)

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. This camp costs $400 per participant + online processing fees. Registration closes at 11:59PM (Central) on Monay, June 3.

Young Adult Camp

The Young Adult Weekend is July 26-28 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. This camp costs $175 per participant + online processing fees if applicable. Registration closes Friday, July 12, 2024.

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LGBTQ+ Retreat

This will be a weekend retreat for Disciples LGBTQ+ youth grades 8-12, Labor Day Weekend – Friday August 30 to Monday September 2, 2024 Hosted by Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis, MO.

This retreat will be a time for new friendships, sharing of experience, and attending to one’s spiritual connection. Retreaters will hear from a keynote speaker, share in worship and workshops, and still have time to explore some sites of St. Louis.

This retreated is presented by Walter Scott Camp & Learning Center, a ministry of the Christian Church in IL & WI, in partnership with the Christian Church in Indiana, the Christian Church Michigan Region, the Christian Church in the Upper Midwest, and the Christian Church in Mid-America.

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Social Justice Weekend Camp

The Social Justice Weekend Camp is August 16-18, 2024. More information about this opportunity will be available soon!

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Family Camps

Memorial Day Family Camp

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 took place Thursday, May 23, 2024 through Monday, May 27, 2024. Make sure to check back soon for next year’s dates!

Labor Day Family Camp

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.

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Service Camps

Handyperson Skills Camp (Service Week Camp)

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.

Promotional Materials

Congregations and individuals interested in promotional material can download them by following the link below.

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