Thank you all!

Camp is currently closed for the winter season, but we’re already looking forward to seeing you all again next summer!

We had a wonderful 75th year at Camp Emmanuel! Over 150 campers of all ages attended camps in the 2023 season. Thank you to our camp managers, directors, counselors, and volunteers for all your time and hard work. You are the ones who keep Camp Emmanuel running and make it possible for us to fulfill our mission of sharing God's message and love with children of all ages through the beauty and wonder found in nature.

Campers - We hope you had an amazing time with us and will return next year to see old friends, make new ones, and continue to have fun and grow in the Lord. The theme for camps in 2024 will be Superheroes!

Please join us this weekend for our closing work day, Saturday October 21st.

See you there!

About Camp Emmanuel
(What you need to know)

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.

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When does Camp Emmanuel open for the spring?

Camp Calendar

Miss Worship at Camp?

Click below to listen to Middle School Camp's Worship Playlist

Remember when...?

Visit our Camp Emmanuel Memories group on facebook for more photos and friends from prior camps!

Be Social with us!

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Leon Swigart Prayer Garden

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.

75th Anniversary Celebration & Fish Fry
Camp Emmanuel is turning 75!
Mark your calendar for the return of the Camp Emmanuel Fish Fry celebrating the 75th Anniversary of our founding. The celebration is scheduled for September 30th, 2023. Come out and help us celebrate with great food and fun for all ages!

Camp Improvements

We've been busy!

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:

  • Climate updates to our bunk cabins (AC!)
  • Wifi system covering the Main Camp area
  • Anti-erosion project along the dam
  • Plans for Camp Emmanuel's 75th Anniversary Celebration

NEW Group Rates for Scouts and Youth Groups
Looking for a great AFFORDABLE site for your scouts or youth group to tent camp? We're happy to offer two new rental options for tent camping:
1) Tent Camping Rate: $1.50 per person per night
--- Includes the use of our outdoor facilities and bath house.
2) Tent Camping & Whole Camp Rate: $5.00 per person per night (minumum of 20 people)
--- Includes the use of our outdoor and indoor facilities.

Visit our Facilities page for details!

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