Camp Summit is where kids and teens find HOPE, along with good food, positive mentors, and the beauty of nature!

YouthHope offers Day Trips, Week-Long Summer Camps, Weekend Retreats, Staff Training, and Special Events at Camp Summit.

Kids and teens encounter God in His natural setting at YouthHope's Camp Summit. The power of camp is impactful and dynamic!

Favorite childhood memories are made and life-changing decisions grow faith at Camp Summit.

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Summer Camp

Camp Summit is an awesome opportunity for kids and teens to experience God's creation and natural beauty while having a lot of fun! Students get the opportunity to experience the beautiful, natural setting of Camp Summit, learn about God’s love, build new friendships, and create amazing life-changing memories! Camp activities include fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, zip-lining, low-ropes courses, archery, outdoor games, small group discussions, devotions, worship, and time to be free!


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YouthHope kids and teens are invited for weekend retreats out to Camp Summit! These special trips are an amazing experience for everyone! Retreats give special times for reflection, discussion, worship, and fun! All meals and transportation is provided. For more information or details about upcoming retreats, please contact YouthHope: 309-762-4577.

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At Camp Summit we give kids and teens the opportunity to leave their neighborhoods for a day, weekend or whole week and experience cookouts and retreat activities that are not available in their housing complexes. These activities forever change the children and teens that attend Camp Summit and bring them closer to each other and God.  

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Camp Staff & Employment Opportunities

Camp Summit is a ministry of YouthHope.

Urban kids have an alarming deficit of experiences outside their neighborhoods and housing complexes. Cookouts, retreats or a whole week at Camp Summit are vital to their development and pursuit of God. Kids and teens are forever changed by the experiences camp offers them.

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Rental Groups

Camp Summit is available year-round for rental groups to enjoy the peaceful, private setting on 65 acres of beautiful forest!

Rental Rates available for:

  • Day Use
  • Weekend Events
  • Large and Small Group Housing
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The Student Registration Form will be coming soon!