Camp Emmaus
Mount Morris, IL

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  New Camp Manager  

RANDALL WESTFALL has been called as the next camp manager of Camp Emmaus. He will begin in the role in late August 2023.

Randall has served as camp director of Camp Brethren Heights near Rodney, Michigan, for the past 12 years, helping it to grow and add a variety of programs during his tenure. He brings strong gifts in administration, program, spirituality, and ministry with a passion of “connecting people to creation, community, and our Creator.” He also has particular interests in outdoor survival education and wood carving and plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

A licensed minister in the Church of the Brethren, Randall previously served four years as pastor of West Manchester Church of the Brethren in Indiana and attended Manchester College (now University). He has also studied in the Church of the Brethren’s Training in Ministry (TRIM) program and has wilderness/naturalist certification from the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Wash. He has been actively involved in the denomination and recently served as district moderator in Michigan.

His wife, Brenda, grew up in Freeport (Ill.) Church of the Brethren and has many family members and other connections in the area. Randall is originally from Ohio. He and Brenda have two children: Heidi (9) and Hewyt (6). Randall will see Camp Brethren Heights through its summer season and finish up some projects there before he and his family make the move to Illinois. Prayers are invited for them during this time of transition.

  2023 Camp Dates  

April 22, 2023    Spring into Camp
May 26-29   Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp
July 9-15   Senior High Camp
July 16-20   Intermediate Camp
July 21-23   Young at Heart Camp
July 23-29   Middle School Camp
August 4-6   Counselor Training (CIT)
August 5-6   Elementary Camp
August 10-12   Women's Camp
August 18-20   Men's Camp
September 1-4   Labor Day Weekend Family Camp
November 10-12   Leaf Raking Youth Retreat
November 11   Leaf Raking

  Camp Board Members  

Gary Baisden
Patrick Benassi
Michelle Bowman
Amanda Burch
Jan Dietrich
Sara Caracheo Garner
Aaron Gerdes-Board Chair
Shannon McNeil
Elizabeth Patterson
Daniel Radcliff
Sylvia Saunders (Ex-officio)


Camp Emmaus

send mail to:
P.O. Box 128
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

ship UPS to:
3011 W. Camp Rd.
Oregon, Illinois 61061

To make a reservation or ask the Camp Managers a question please call 1-815-734-4268;
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