Episcopal Church Camp 2023

Registration is now open for Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois for summer 2023! The Camp Board is excited to announce that summer camp has a new location and date! This year camp will be at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, Illinois on June 18-24, 2023 (a Sunday afternoon to a Saturday morning). The new location offers new experiences, activities and opportunities for both returning and first-time campers!

Camp Wartburg sits on 124 acres of park-like grounds featuring a creek, pond, wooded trails, recreation fields, a dining hall, meeting space, lodging, recreation center, an outdoor chapel, campfire sites and a swimming pool.

To ensure that all campers get a full experience of everything ECC has to offer, this year we have a limit of 50 campers, entering 1st - 12th grade. Sign-up today to ensure that your child secures one of these limited spots! Campers will have the opportunity to experience Camp Wartburg’s high and low rope courses and zipline, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, canoeing on the Kaskaskia River, archery, and many more programs we’ll be offering this year! Camp Wartburg has trained staff to ensure the safety of camp activities activities.

Please register by clicking here

The Camp Committee is also excited to announce our new Camp Coordinator, Len Harris! Len is a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Cairo, IL, and we are all excited to have him as part of our camp family! Carol McCrary will be back as our Alpha session director, and Katrina Honnold will return as Omega session director and registrar. If you have any questions please contact (registrar@eccillinois.org).

What to Expect

A typical day at camp includes Holy Eucharist, in session teaching class led by diocesan clergy,  water activities (swimming, canoeing, etc), opportunities to participate in crafts and sports, singing around the campfire, “choice time” which may include activities like rock climbing, ropes course, nature hikes, archery, group games, extra Bible study, and many more. Click here for a brochure with pricing and more information on camp this year. 

Our Mission

The purpose of Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois is to provide both youth and adult participants with the extraordinary opportunity to live in a Christian community within the environment of the cabins, lakes, and woods of Camp Wartburg near Waterloo, Illinois. It is our goal that all participants will experience this life in Christ, the particular expressions of which may be somewhat different from what they experience in their home parishes; and that their growth in Christ may be enriched by these experiences.

“I learned a valuable lesson at camp. We are not building our relationship with God

for this one week. Rather, we are building our relationship with God every day of our

lives and choosing this week to strengthen it.” - Former Camper

What is Episcopal Church Camp?

Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield. ECC started in the early 1960s and has ministered to thousands of campers over the years. We are a not-for-profit camp that is organized and staffed by volunteers. While ECC is sponsored by the diocese, we warmly welcome campers and staff from any denomination.