Camp Emmaus is a Christian camp where everyone is welcome to experience community and faith in the midst of creation. Established in 1948 by the Illinois/Wisconsin District of the Church of the Brethren, the camp covers almost 100 acres in scenic Ogle County.
Our 2023 summer camp theme is “What’s in a Name?” Come down the Emmaus road, roll through the gate, and encounter God in a fresh, new way!
YOUNG AT HEART
JULY 21-23, ages 18 and up, $110 You’re never too old for camp! Come for a weekend of your favorite camp memories, with great meals, good friends, and a variety of activities, including discussion sessions on current topics, campfires, games, hiking around camp, and more. Camp begins 4 p.m. Friday and ends 2 p.m. Sunday.
AUG. 5-6, finished grades 1-2 (w/ adult) $95. Kids in first and second grades can bring an adult with them to experience overnight camp for the first time. Get a taste of some favorite camp moments and experience God in a new way! Youth doing counselor-in-training help with the camp. Begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and ends Sunday at 10 a.m.
SR. HIGH YOUTH
JULY 9-15, finished grades 9-12, $385 Directors: Sara Garner, Aaron Gerdes Youth currently in senior high can come together for a week of campfires, Bible study, family groups, games, workshops, good food, and a special love feast led by the seniors, who also cap off the week with their senior sharing. Camp begins Sunday at 4 p.m. and ends Saturday at 2 p.m.
JULY 16-20, finished grades 3-5, $280 Directors: Ralph Miner, Simmia Pearson The camp week expands for kids in third through fifth grade, with five days of fun-filled camping goodness. Enjoy all the traditional fun activities of camp along with sessions on our Bible theme and lots of delicious food. Camp begins Sunday at 4 p.m. and ends Thursday at 2 p.m.
JULY 23-29, finished grades 6-8, $385 Directors: Melyssa Otake, Walt Wiltschek Middle schoolers have the chance to experience camp for a full week for the first time, with seven days and six nights of camp excitement! Enjoy a choice of workshops on things like sports and games and arts and crafts along with sessions on our summer Bible theme, campfires, a hike, and a talent show. Camp begins Sunday at 4 p.m. and ends Saturday at 2 p.m.
COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT): AUG. 4-6 For youth who want to become counselors; participants assist with Elementary Camp. Friday 4 p.m. through Sunday 10 a.m. No cost to participate.
FAMILY CAMPS: Memorial Day (May 26-29) and Labor Day (Sept. 1-4) weekends
WOMEN’S CAMP: Aug. 10-12
MEN’S CAMP: Aug. 18-20
In addition to summer camps, Camp Emmaus offers rental facilities and other programs through the year. To register or for more information, please get in touch:
PO Box 128, Mount Morris, IL 61054
The camp board has announced the launch of the Camp Emmaus Endowment Fund! The board has set a goal of raising $100,000 for the fund this year, helping to provide a new revenue stream for camp and allowing a wider range of planned and deferred gifts to sustain camp ministry.
To learn more about this endowment, arrange to make a donation, or discover other ways to get involved, please reach out to treasurer Dan Radcliff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 12
Let’s come together to kick off the 2023 camping season! Come for any and all of the fun events we have planned.
1:00 - 5:00
All are welcome to enjoy the many things camp has to offer…
Hike or fish
Play six square, volleyball or gaga ball
Connect with new and old camp friends
Join us for a cookout at the pavillion…
followed by some time to play card games.
Euchre, Spoons….you pick!
*Please note, this is the same date as the district potluck in Dixon, so feel free to join afterwards.
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
Aaron Gerdes, chair
Sara Caracheo Garner, vice chair
Dan Radcliff, treasurer
Shannon McNeil Smith
Sylvia Saunders, recording secretary (ex officio)
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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;
for summer camp related questions please contact email@example.com