Camp Emmaus is an outdoor ministry of the Illinois/Wisconsin District of the Church of the Brethren since 1948.
Nestled on nearly 100 acres of rolling woodland in the Rock River Valley, we invite you to connect with creation, experience God, and ignite your faith.
March 2 Escape to Emmaus: Woodcarving April 6 Escape to Emmaus: Flintknapping & Arrowheads April 13 Spring Into Camp May 4 Escape to Emmaus: Birding May 24-27 Memorial Day Family Camp June 1 Escape to Emmaus: Target Sports (Archery & Slingshots) July 7-11 Intermediate Camp (grades 3-5) July 12-14 Young Adult and Young at Heart Camp (YAAYAH) July 14-20 Senior High Camp (grades 9-12) July 21-27 Middle School Camp (grades 6-8) August 2-4 CIT August 3-4 Elementary Camp (grades 1-2) August 8-10 Women's Camp August 16-18 Men's Camp Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Labor Day Family Camp Check the schedule page for more details.
Firewood is available for sale at the camp. For information, contact the camp at 815-734-4268.
Winter is a perfect time to schedule a retreat at camp in the cozy retreat lodge or log cabin. Call 815-734-4268 to check availability.
DID YOU KNOW? A total of 110 campers from a variety of congregations took part in camp this past summer. Can we hit 150 in 2024?
The annual Labor Day Family Camp Sept. 1-4 drew several dozen people for good food, fellowship, and burning lots of wood.
Welcome to new camp board members Callie Surber and Mike Sondgeroth! And thank you to Aaron Gerdes and Jan Dietrich, who are completing their terms of service.
Woodcarving Nature Scenery
Woodcarving has long been a recreational hobby that benefits the mind, body, and spirit. Come and immerse yourself amongst the peaceful scenery of Camp Emmaus as you learn how to carve objects that are found amongst God’s creation. Participants will learn how to carve a whimsical mushroom and tree. Such carvings could be used for gifts, home décor or as ornaments for the holiday season. Once you’ve learned the basic cuts and how to shape the wood, there’s no limit to your creativity! (For this EtE day, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)
March 2, 2024
Cost: $20 per person Location: Camp Emmaus, 3011 W. Camp Rd., Oregon, IL 61061
We will be carving in the log cabin and will be eating in the retreat lodge.
What to bring: Participants will need to bring lunch (kitchen is available for heating foods) and if they own a pocket/carving knife that they use then plan for that, otherwise camp will provide extra carving knives. What’s provided: Sticks, basswood, carving gloves, extra knives, paint supplies How to Register: By phone: 815-734-4268
By email: email@example.com
By text: 815-297-4435
Randall is scheduled to preach a Camp Sermon at these congregations on these dates:
March 17 - Polo CoB
April 21 - Milledgeville CoB
April 28 - Highland Ave. CoB
May 5 - York Center CoB
Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday, April 13th
FYI for those sending mail to camp going forward.
Please do NOT mail anything to camp using both the PO Box and the camp physical address anymore. Example of what NOT to do:Camp Emmaus
PO Box 128
3011 W. Camp Rd.
Mt. Morris IL 61054
The reason is that camp now has a mailbox on site that is for the Westfall's personal mail and that creates confusion between the Oregon and the Mount Morris post offices when done as such and it actually delays the mail by a week or so as 3011 W. Camp Rd. is not a Mt. Morris address.
So going forward anything that is business related to Camp Emmaus please send to:PO Box 128
Mt. Morris, IL 61054
And anything that is for the Westfall's (or UPS/FedEx deliveries) please send to:3011 W. Camp Rd.
Oregon IL 61061
Hopefully this will resolve the issue and we'll see mail get to camp much quicker as a result. Thanks!
Consider a year-end (or any time) gift to Camp Emmaus! In addition to its regular annual fund, the camp is also building a new endowment to secure the ministries of camp for the future.
Sara Garner, Board Chair Patrick Benassi, Vice Chair Dan Radcliff, Treasurer Elizabeth Patterson, Secretary Amanda Burch, Program Chair
Michelle Bowman, Property Chair
Shannon McNeil Smith, Development Chair
Michelle Firebaugh (ex officio) financial secretary
Austin Weaver (ex officio) recording secretary
Randall Westfall (ex officio) camp manager
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org