Episcopal Church Camp

The Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois gathered 28 campers in Waterloo, Illinois at Camp Wartburg from across the Diocese of Springfield to worship, learn, and build relationships. This year’s camp was a great success and we are excited to continue to share stories and experiences from this week of devotion and fun. You can follow all the great activities the campers shared on their Facebook page here.

Campers had 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 other activities! 

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. 

Photo from campwartburg.com

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

Background photo by Tegan Mierle of unsplash.com

Photo from campwartburg.com

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.