Camp Registration for Summer 2023 Is Now OPEN!

We look forward to an exciting year with you! Visit our registration page now and sign up for camp 2023.

We have some significant comfort updates coming to our bunk cabins - air conditioning!

Our spring work week is scheduled for April 22-27, and we need all the help we can get to gear up for camping season.

Camp opens to the public on May 1st for fishing and hiking but will close back down from May 8th to May 27th for our volunteers to complete updates to our cabins.

Be sure to reach out to our camp managers as soon as possible if you want to schedule a family reunion, wedding, church service or retreat, youth group outing, or any other on-site activities.

Can't wait to see you at Camp Emmanuel!
Registration Information:
In the past, Camp Emmanuel has allowed campers to register when they arrive at camp. In order to properly plan for more camp offerings, we no longer allow campers to register on the same day for any OVERNIGHT camp. Any campers who arrive for an OVERNIGHT camp without registration may be turned away at the discretion of the Camp Director.
Day Camp WILL accept same day registrations.
No campers will be allowed to stay on camp property for any camp without registration forms signed by that camper's parent or legal guardian.

(Click Here for a Printable Schedule)

June 2-4 Women's Camp (Women of All Ages)

Friday 5:00PM – Sunday 2:00PM
Director: Rosie Brandenburg
Fee: $75 ($90 after May 19)

June 9-11 High School Camp (Completed 9th-12th Grade)

Friday 5:00PM – Sunday 2:00PM
Directors: Dana McNeil
Fee $75 ($90 after May 26)

June 11-17 Middle School Camp (Completed 6th-8th Grade)

Sunday 5:00PM – Saturday 10:00AM
Director: Lynn Jones
Fee $150 ($165 after May 28)

June 18-21 Junior Camp (Completed 3rd-5th Grade)

Sunday 5:00PM – Wednesday 7:00PM
Director: Lisa Fike
Fee $85 ($100 after June 4)

June 23-25 Pre-Junior Camp (Completed K-2nd Grade)

Friday 5:00PM – Sunday 2:00PM
Directors: Brandy Schaeffer
Fee $75 ($90 after June 9)

July 17-21 Day Camp (Completed K-5th Grade)

Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Director: Lisa Fike
Fee: FREE! Registration required

August 11-13 Men's Camp (Men of All Ages)

Friday 5:00PM – Sunday 2:00PM
Director: Ray Knotts
Fee: $75 ($90 after July 28)

September 1-4 Family Camp

Friday 6:00PM – Monday 9:00AM
Directors: Cheryll Davis & Jena Slotter
Fees: Adults $75 ($90 after August 11)
Children 4-12 $50 ($65 after August 11)
Maximum per family $185 ($200 after August 11)

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.

Download Camp Guidelines

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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