Camp Wartburg is a retreat center and 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.
Camp Wartburg’s facilities provide ideal space for a variety of summer camps, four-season outdoor education events for organized groups and schools and year-round facility rentals for one-day and overnight retreats, family reunions and other events.
What We Do at Camp Wartburg
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
Ways to Support
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.*
Interested in helping out at Camp? Check out these volunteer opportunities: Put wood chips around the challenge course elements Nurse of the Week during summer Pastor of the Week during summer Landscaping – help with planting, weeding, watering and leaf raking Help with our chicken dinner in April Help with our auction in August […]Read More »
Public and parochial classes of students can visit Camp as an awesome bonus to their classroom studies. Day trips or overnight stays engage students in the nature hikes, pond studies, orienteering and more. Is this what your school or group has been looking for? Don’t hesitate to call and inquire. Outdoor EducationRead More »
RN to BSN students have a new opportunity at Camp Wartburg. They can earn credit while serving as camp nurse for a week. They will monitor medications, tend to wounds and earn experience unlike any other in their professional education. Done with school? Certified in Illinois? You can serve too. Contact Camp for more […]Read More »
Associate Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto, Illinois, Reverend Kale Hanson was our guest speaker for our seventh-annual Higher Ground Dinner, which was held on Thursday, March 9th at Gallagher’s Restaurant. This annual gathering offers an opportunity for Camp Wartburg’s Higher Ground donors to spend an evening dining together, as we recognize them for […]Read More »
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