Camp Emmaus
Mount Morris, IL


  Hare Celebration  

A celebratory open house for Bill and Betty Hare, who are retiring this year after 58 years of service as managers of Camp Emmaus (Mount Morris, Ill.) took place on Sunday, Sept. 11. Hundreds of people poured into the camp despite a rainy day to greet Bill and Betty and thank them for their work and witness at the camp.

The event, organized by the camp board, originally was to be held at the camp pavilion but shifted into the main lodge due to the weather. The space featured a photo display and slide show, tables full of refreshments, tables for visiting and fellowship, and a long “thank you” banner that had been signed by summer campers and staff.

In the midst of it all, Bill and Betty sat on a pair of chairs in one nook where the long line of well-wishers could come by and express their love and gratitude. The Illinois/Wisconsin District joins them in saying a big THANK YOU to this wonderful couple for all the ways they have served the district and its camping ministry. We wish you well in retirement at the Pinecrest Community!

Source: IL/WI District Newsletter

  2022 Camp Dates  


See announcement on this page.


Watch for announcements.

  BFIA Grant Goes to Camp Emmaus  

Camp Emmaus has received $3,350 from a Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) grant toward the expense of replacing the craft building’s roof. The craft building in used in a variety of ways; the ends of the building have bunkbeds to house campers, and beneath the building machines are stored and firewood is dried. The various ministries at Camp Emmaus change lives through music, worship, and relationships.

Source: Newsline

  District Campfire - October 22, 2022  

Gather around the campfire ring with others from the district for a worshipful hour of singing, stories, and sharing—followed by s’mores, stargazing, and enjoying the spirit of camp in the beautiful fall season.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Camp Emmaus
Mt. Morris, IL

  Leaf Raking  

Everyone is invited to rake leave on Saturday, November 12th.

On the weekend of November 11-13,  there will be a Youth Retreat.

We are excited to offer the youth an opportunity to return to Camp Emmaus for a weekend of fellowship, worship, games, and serving the camp by raking leaves. The camp rakes leaves each year so that the camp grounds are in the best shape to be used next summer. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with camp friends and introduce people to the camp community We gather on Friday evening at 7 pm and will be dismissed at Noon on Sunday. You can come late or leave early so long as you are at the retreat on Saturday morning. Adult (Age 21 and above) advisors are welcome to come with their youth groups. Bring a rake, snacks to share, sleeping bag, towel, and work clothes. We recommend dressing comfortably and in layers - it can be chilly in the morning and you may warm up while raking leaves.

Registration Information

  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  

Pat Ball
Sara Caracheo Garner
Jan Dietrich
Aaron Gerdes-Board Chair
Gary Baisden
Dan Radcliff
Ellis Boughton
Grant Miner
Elizabeth Patterson
Bill Hare (Ex-officio)
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;
for summer camp related questions please contact