CAMP CAREW: Celebrating and Discovering God in Nature and in One Another 
CAMP CAREW: Celebrating and Discovering God in Nature and in One Another


For Churches

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Congregational Support

Your support is vital to our Summer camping ministry. Donations from churches and individuals have built Camp Carew and ensures its continued mission. In addition to undesignated donations, Many congregations offer scholarships to ensure that all their young people have the opportunity to attend Camp Carew. If your church can't afford to provide scholarships, we have some money for scholarships in the Camp Carew budget. Let's never let any family's lack of money keep a child from attending Camp Carew.

Confirmation Weekends

Many smaller congregations don't have enough youths of the appropriate age to have regular confirmation classes. To address this issue, several ministers and ruling elders in the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois hold weekends of intensive confirmation study. For years they've been held annually at Camp Carew usually in April. Starting in 2018, we began offering a second confirmation weekend in March to better serve the churches in the northern end of the presbytery. This second location is at the First Presbyterian Church Retreat Center near Danville, Illinois.

Use the button below to learn more about our presbytery's Confirmation Weekends

Confirmation Weekends

Camp and Conference Ministries Sunday

Every time your congregation emphasizes or even just mentions the ministry of Camp Carew or includes us in your prayers, we greatly appreciate it. Feel free to use and/or adapt the worship suggestions below either on the PC(USA)'s designated "Camp and Conference Ministries Sunday" or any Sunday that fits your schedule. We further encourage you to invite Director Dan, or any of the Camps and Conferences Board of Directors to preach in your congregation or to participate in your worship in some other way.

Again, thanks for your support of Camp and Conference Ministries and all outdoor ministries!

Camps and Conferences Board of Directors Worship Suggestions Lodging Options brochure Facilities Rental Application Summer Staff Flyer
Summer Camps Brochure

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Camp Carew welcomes campers from all religious traditions.

Camp Carew is a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

Evening worship upstairs in Calvin Hall.
Evening worship upstairs in Calvin Hall.
The outdoor sanctuary at Camp Carew in the Spring.
The outdoor sanctuary at Camp Carew in the Spring.
Teaching and Learning with a craft project.
Teaching and Learning with a craft project.
One of Camp Carew's local bald eagles.
One of Camp Carew's local bald eagles.
Tug of war at the beach at Camp Carew.
Tug of war at the beach at Camp Carew.