Marked is a four-year academy provided by the youth and camping ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

Marked application

Marked Reference Form

Download Marked covenant


Grade entering in the fall: 8 - 13

Dates: 2023 Dates coming soon!


Have you started to wonder what your greatest strengths might be? Would you love to really get involved as a leader in your church, your school, or your community? Are you wondering what God might be calling you to do with your life?

At “Marked” we are all on a journey to look for God’s mark on our lives. Join us for a weeklong discovery of your strengths, and be shaped for the future. If you’re interested, you will have the opportunity to move through four years of leadership training and experience a new level of “Marked” each summer. And of course there will be all the typical summer camp happenings like games, swimming, camp fires….and much more! The link to the applications above. See you this summer!

Youth Leaders...

If you have a student ready for a little more and always seems to be ahead of the group, or maybe has a little something special about them, then consider passing along some information about Marked. This is an opportunity for your youth group's leaders and potential leaders to continue their development and discover their strengths. The goals of Marked Leadership Camp are below. Please prayerfully consider sending your students to Marked this summer! Let’s help them discover their strengths so they might discover the mark of God on their lives.

Our Mission

To equip and empower youth for spiritual leadership and faithful participation in The Body of Christ.

Our Goals

  1. Identify the youth leadership of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference
  2. Training and spiritual leadership by focusing on spiritual formation
  3. Identify spiritual strengths and their use in the church of the world
  4. Foster fellowship and support among youth leadership