At A Glance

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

Mission Statement

The mission of Camp Wartburg is to provide a Christ-centered outdoor ministry where people can encounter God and His creation.

Who We Are and What We Offer

Camp Wartburg is an appealing, low-key and safe place—a welcoming natural setting for new and unique adventures and moments of prayerful reflection. Visitors can take part in 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.

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. Worshiping under the stars before a campfire becomes an exciting, joyful experience. Learning new skills is a goal, but fun is the process.

Camp Wartburg is also 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. We are also available for family camping trips, outdoor education, weekday or weekend retreats, group meetings, conferences, family reunions, graduation parties, baby showers and more.

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a tour of our facilities.

About Camp Wartburg

Camp Wartburg is a ministry of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, a leading provider of a comprehensive range of community-based social services. They annually improve the well-being of more than 40,000 people statewide by nurturing and protecting children, strengthening families and transforming communities. Since 1963, Camp Wartburg has served St. Louis and Southern Illinois.

If you are interested in summer camp for your children, accommodations for youth and adult retreats or outdoor education experiences for your school, Camp Wartburg offers much you will appreciate:

  • Camp Wartburg is accredited by the American Camp Association
  • We are conveniently located an hour from nearly anywhere in the St. Louis bi-state region.
  • We are committed to provide Christian hospitality to individuals regardless of race, faith, national origin, gender or age.
  • We are reasonably priced.