Camp Emmanuel is a church camp affiliated with the Illinois-Wisconsin District of the Church of the Brethren.
Our mission is to share God's message and love with children of all ages through the beauty and wonder found in nature. We host Christ-centered camps throughout the summer.
When camps are not in session, we are open to the public for events, camping, hiking, boating, and fishing from early spring through late fall. We are closed during the winter.
We would love for you to visit! Contact our camp managers to check availability.
Click below to check out our Camp Emmanuel Guidelines.
Click below to listen to Middle School Camp's Worship Playlist
Visit our Camp Emmanuel Memories group on facebook for more photos and friends from prior camps!
In recognition of the many years of service of our friend Leon Swigart, a Prayer Garden has been constructed in his honor. This lovely spot along the trail to Vesper Hill has been set aside as an area for quiet meditation and prayer. The garden features two benches in a white-rocked circle surrounded by flowering plants that will appear each spring and provide beauty through the summer. Special thanks goes to the Brandenburg family for designing the garden and helping the managers carry out this project. The Leon Swigart Prayer Garden was dedicated at Family Camp 2022.
Camp Emmanuel has seen several changes over the years, and we continue to DREAM BIG about how we can improve our facilities and camp offerings. This year we are working to complete several projects: