Camp Emmaus
Mount Morris, IL

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  Camp Emmaus Endowment  

Friends of Camp Emmaus, the Camp Board is excited to announce the launch of the Camp Emmaus Endowment Fund. This perpetual funding vehicle allows you to make a permanent donation to a place and community that has meant so much to us all. We have set a goal of raising $100,000 for this fund in the next 12 months. This endowment will help provide a new revenue stream for camp and allows us to accept a wider range of planned and deferred gifts. 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
Stay tuned for more information.

  Position Announcement  

Camp Emmaus (Mount Morris, Ill.) has an opening for the position of Camp Manager. This position is open currently and housing is provided. Qualifications include strong skills in administration, organization, marketing, leadership, communication, maintenance, record keeping, along with basic accounting and computer skills. The camp manager should be a Christian and member of the Church of the Brethren or have an appreciation and understanding of Brethren beliefs and values. Responsibilities of the Camp Manager are: to work with the Camp Emmaus Board; do grounds and building upkeep; promote usage of the facilities; work with rental groups; keep camp records; be available and willing to assist in summer youth camping ministry; work with district churches holding events on the camp property; and provide a Christian caring environment for those using, renting and/or visiting the facilities. While in the past we have had a full-time onsite Camp Manager, at this time schedule and salary may be negotiated. Please send letters of interest and resume to Camp Emmaus board chair Aaron Gerdes c/o Camp Emmaus 12340 North Grove Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178 or via email to

  2022 Camp Board Report  


Camp Emmaus was so excited to be back to a relatively normal camping season. With many wonderful volunteers, our various age group camps were wonderful experiences for young and young at heart alike. Some highlights of the camping season included a new mural painted at Intermediate Camp, an exciting hike to White Pines State Park at Middle School Camp, and $2500 raised at the Senior High Camp auction. Half of the funds raised were donated to camp. The other half went to help with the medical expenses of a young man severely injured in a car accident who had been both a camper and counselor in previous years.

There were so many people who contributed to the success of this summer. We were able to put two new metal roofs on buildings at camp this summer with the help of volunteers willing to donate their time. We are very grateful for our fabulous camp staff. From the amazing kitchen staff to the accommodating lifeguards to an interim manager who helped in May and June, many hands made for a great summer. Most of all, our camp managers, Bill and Betty Hare, provided guidance as they completed their last season.

We’d like to take a moment to honor the Hares. These two faithful stewards have served camp for an astounding 58 years. Thanks to their kind hearts and constant vigilance, Camp Emmaus has continued to be a beautiful and safe space for thousands of people during their tenure. The relationships they have established and wisdom they have shown in decisions they make have set camp up to continue to flourish even as they retire. The Camp Board cannot possibly express how very thankful we are for the decades Betty and Bill have given to Camp. We wish them all the best in their retirement adventures.

  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 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