What We Do at Camp Wartburg

Summer Program

Children become immersed in God’s awesome creation where the traditional pursuits of sports and academics become secondary to the values of curiosity, tolerance of others, self-discovery and learning-by-doing.

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Students visit Camp Wartburg as an extension of their classroom studies. Single day or overnight experiences engage students in the study of animal habitats, watersheds, lake ecosystems, tree/animal/insect identification and more.

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Camp Wartburg is available for retreat rentals year-round! We would be happy to have you and your group or class at our facilities for a day or overnight trip.

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About Us

Camp Wartburg . . . where heaven and nature sing!


To provide Christ-centered outdoor ministries where children, adults and families can experience God and His creation.


Camp Wartburg is a retreat center and summer camp facility that invites youth, adults, and families of all backgrounds to encounter God’s creation through activities devoted to the body, mind, and spirit. It is an appealing, low-key, and safe place—a welcoming natural setting for new and unique adventures and moments of prayerful reflection. Camp Wartburg is a ministry of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois.

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Camp Wartburg is a fun Christian environment that serves more than 15,000 people annually by nurturing relationships, experiencing and valuing nature, and promoting renewal.

“Only camp where my son came home and said...Jesus loves me.” — Father of Shepherding Sheep disabilities camper *Camp Wartburg is a ministry of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) so all donations made online will be processed through the parent corporation and will appear on your credit card statement as LCFSOFIL DONATION. Be sure your gift is designated to Camp Wartburg in the drop-down menu. If you have any questions, please call 618-939-7715. Thank you.*

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