East Bay Camp & Retreat

East Bay Camp & Retreat is located in Central Illinois on beautiful Lake Bloomington just 12 miles north of Bloomington- Normal.

Are you and/or your group looking for a place where you can spend time in quite reflection, experience the beauty of God's creation, spend some much needed time with God, participate in or run a program or meeting without being concerned with the phone ringing or interuptions, or develop relationships through dialog and teambuilding? Then we would ask you to consider East Bay Camp & Retreat for your next event or program. With over 160 acres of woods, trails, lake front, and a variety of facilities, you can find a place to relax, enjoy, and renew your spirit at East Bay Camp & Retreat. Whether you come for a day long, overnight, weekend, or weeklong getaway, conference, or retreat, East Bay Camp & Retreat offers you the opportunity to discover all of the wonderful things that God has created. Wildlife, including deer, wild turkeys, herons, turtles, fish, and countless other creatures make their home in our woods and lake. A variety of hardwoods and evergreens greet you as you walk through the property.
East Bay was originally founded in 1930 as a place set aside for children and adults alike to experience the wonder of God’s creation. The mission of which continues today. East Bay Camp & Retreat is accredited by the American Camp Association.

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East Bay Camp & Retreat

24248 Ron Smith Memorial Highway
Hudson, IL 61748 
Office Phone: 309-365-7531 
Fax: 309-365-7532 
Email: eastbay@igrc.org


Benjamin Nelson
Site Operations Manager

Lea Schuler
Office and Retreat Manager

Curt Franklin
IGRC Program Assistant for Camping and Youth


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