Thursday, February 01, 2024


A new “Escape to Emmaus” series of getaway/activity days begins March 2 with a woodcarving workshop led by new Camp Emmaus manager Randall Westfall. The event will run 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; cost is $20 (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Participants should bring their own lunch, and a pocket/carving knife if they have one. Camp will provide extra knives if needed and all other materials. Contact or text 815-297-4435. The camp plans to begin offering similar opportunities monthly outside of the summer program season.

Camp Emmaus (Mount Morris, Ill.) has also announced its summer camping schedule for 2024. Registration will open soon. This year’s curriculum theme will be “Linked by Love”:

April 13                       Spring Into Camp
May 24-27                   Memorial Day Family Camp
July 7-11                      Intermediate Camp (grades 3-5)
July 12-14                    Young Adult and Young at
                                          Heart Camp (YAAYAH)
July 14-20                    Senior High Camp (grades 9-12)
July 21-27                    Middle School Camp (grades 6-8)
Aug. 2-4                       CIT training
Aug. 3-4                       Elementary Camp (grades 1-2)
Aug. 8-10                     Women’s Camp
Aug. 16-18                   Men’s Camp
Aug. 30-Sept. 2            Labor Day Family Camp

Camp Emmanuel (Astoria, Ill.) has announced its summer 2024 camping schedule. Registration will open in March:

Women’s Camp                                    May 31-June 2                                   
Youth Camp (grades 9-12)                  2nd week in June or 2nd weekend
                                                                  in June (to be determined)
Middle School Camp (grades 6-8)      June 9-15
Junior Camp (grades 3-5)                   June 19-23
Pre-Junior Camp (grades K-2)            June 28-30
Day Camp (grades K-5)                      July 15-19
Men’s Camp                                        Aug. 9-11
Family Camp                                       Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Creation Camp (grades 3-6)                Sept. 6-8

Stay up to date on what’s happening at our district camps! Visit for Camp Emmanuel news and for Camp Emmaus news.