- Illinois Great Rivers Conference
- Connectional Ministries
- Camping & Retreat Ministries
- East Bay Camp
- East Bay Summer Program
- Guest Group Summer Camps
East Bay Camp is home to countless independent summer camping programs. Listed below are the website links for the other programs using East Bay Camp this year! If you need further information about contacting the leaders of your program or the program you wish to attend please call East Bay Camp at 309-365-7531 after checking the following websites.
First Presbyterian Church of Normal is a community of faith, called to live out God's forgiving, renewing love in Jesus Christ. Our life together is marked by joyful worship, lifelong learning, committed service, and caring fellowship.
Children and youth are valued and participate fully in our church family. People of various races, backgrounds, and conditions in life find a church home here. In Christ's name, we pray, sing, study, share laughter and tears, and work for God's mission on earth. In His name, we welcome you!
First Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
4th-8th grade students spend a week at East Bay Camp at Lake Bloomington. The week includes games, friends, swimming, and boating. Each day ends with campfire worship and reflections on the day's lesson and why Jesus matters to today's young people.
Lutheran camp at East Bay has been going on for decades upon decades. Vital support of the ministry comes from congregations and pastors of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod of the ELCA, and Bishop Freiheit has made a point of regularly attending one day of Bible Study with us. But we aren't just Lutheran or just ELCA. We have staff members from other Lutheran and non-Lutheran church bodies, and we are happy to have campers from any church background or from no church background. Our primary purpose is to share the good news of Jesus Christ in our words, in our actions, and in the community we create for our week of camp.
The purpose of Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois is to provide both youth and adult participants with the extraordinary opportunity to live in a Christian community within the environment of the cabins, lakes, and woods of East Bay Camp. It is our goal that all participants will experience this life in Christ, the particular expressions of which may be somewhat different from what they experience in their home parishes; and that their growth in Christ may be enriched by these experiences.
Camp Limberlost was founded in 1931 by the Bloomington Pantagraph. Starting in 1940, the Kiwanis Club of Bloomington assumed full responsibility and complete sponsorship of the camp. The camp is for children ages 8 through 11 and offers a flexible, nutritious, and enjoyable camping experience while emphasizing positive social interaction with peers and adults through involvement in a variety of programs and activities. This is the oldest continuous resident camp in the State of Illinois and the oldest continuous project in all of Kiwanis International.
The goal of the camp is to provide a safe fun environment where the campers will learn to respect one another and their counselors through a variety of activities and games focused on relationship building through values of honesty, trust, integrity, truthfulness, and communication.
The church of this generation is called to invest in the church of the next generation! At Eastview, we believe that investing in the next generation is to be a priority! We feel that church is not only for adults, but for students of all ages. We work hard to create safe environments for kids and students to attend and hear the message of hope in a way that they can understand.
The following 2014 camps will be offered:
o learn more about Kidsview Camps, visit the Kidsview camps webpage...
Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind and Deaf Youth offers eligible youth a week of fun, challenging activities, and to make new friends with peers of similar abilities. Please see our website for full descriptions of camps and eligibility guidelines.
Campers enjoy swimming, canoeing, team sports, archery, fishing, horseback riding, cookouts, or they can take part in innovative arts and crafts and nature programs. Every session offers new opportunities to explore new skills. All for free!
Camp Lions is recreational and does not teach any curriculum to campers. Activities are led by Camp Counselors trained with an emphasis on safety and positive role-modeling, providing an enriching experience for every youth. During most activities Counselor to camper ratio is 1:4.