About Us

Walcamp is a year-round Christian ministry in Kingston, Illinois offering camp programs for youth, families, and groups. We have something for everybody youth camps, day camps, weekend family camping, and programs for persons with special needs. Walcamp is a great place to experience fun camp activities, build new friendships, grow stronger in your faith and go into the outdoors!


Our Mission

At Walcamp Outdoor Ministries, Jesus Christ shares Himself through
relationships and creation to declare His love to every person.


Our Vision

Walcamp will transform lives through effective Christian programming led by exceptional staff in quality facilities supported by an engaged alumni and donor base.


ACA Accredidation Statement

Walcamp is accredited by the American Camp Association and upholds the highest standard of excellence concerning safety and organization.


Walcamp Facts

• Walcamp was established in 1963 by high-school-age Walther League members.

• Walcamp is a recognized service organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, but not owned by the Synod, district or any other organization.

• Walcamp is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

• Walcamp is supported by usage fees and contributions by individuals and congregations.

• Walcamp’s facilities include a main lodge; two cabins; the Thiel Center, an adult retreat and nature center; and a 34-site campground with six camping cabins.

• Each summer, Walcamp hires college students, many of whom are training for teaching or other church-work professions, to lead its summer camp programs.


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