Episcopal Church Camp

The Church Camp Committee will soon begin the process of planning for next year. The Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois has been an important youth ministry of our Diocese for many years and we're waiting with anticipation on what the 2024 summer will look like. Keep your eye open for information!

From Bishop Burgess:

“Great strides have been taken this past year by our Camp Board in interest of bringing forward a summer camp experience that is exciting and holy. The opportunity that is now in place awaits our full support and the participation of our children and grandchildren. I am very excited for Church Camp 2024, and the opportunities it will bring. Please join me in gifting the experience that many of us benefited from to the generation that now follows in our footsteps.”

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Please take a minute to fill out this survey about the Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois. Filling out this survey will help us to improve camp for the youth of this Diocese. If you have already filled out this survey, please consider forwarding this survey to someone else.

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.