Camp Emmaus
Mount Morris, IL

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Exciting news for the Camp Emmaus Endowment - a generous donor has stepped up to provide a matching/challenge gift of $10,000 to encourage giving in the month of June. If you would like to double your donation, please consider giving via check or our online portal by 6/30/23 (Endowment is listed in the donation drop-down):



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📞 (224)-391-7873

  SUMMER 2023  


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!


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.


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 CAMPSMemorial Day (May 26-29) and Labor Day (Sept. 1-4) weekends

WOMEN’S CAMPAug. 10-12

MEN’S CAMPAug. 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 

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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


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
Gary Baisden
Patrick Benassi
Michelle Bowman
Amanda Burch
Jan Dietrich
Shannon McNeil Smith
Elizabeth Patterson
Sylvia Saunders, recording secretary (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