About Camp Akita

Camp Akita is a Youth Camp & Christian Retreat Center along the Spoon River in Central Illinois. Owned and operated by the Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is one of Illinois Conference’s greatest resources for reaching children, youth and adults. In addition to hosting an abundance of youth and Pathfinder events during the year, it is also home to the summer youth-camp program.  The focus of this program is to give young people an opportunity to experience God’s nature and exciting activities wrapped up in an environment that is unashamedly Christian.


The camp is available for use by members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the community. 

The camp has facilities for:  

• Seminars

• Retreats

• Family Reunions

• Weddings


Formerly, the Fellheimer Scout Reservation, a Christian atmosphere is provided where every camper will experience safety, recreation, fellowship, and unforgettable fun! 

Camp Akita is also a place for church groups, conference groups, youth teams, and families to come for a retreat.  Nearly every weekend people come to be refreshed by great fellowship and the camp’s natural beauty.  Many fun activities are also available including waterfront activities, a climbing wall, zip-line,

a high-ropes course, mountain bikes, horseback riding, wagon rides and much more.

Our hope is that the type of opportunities for training, ministry, and service for all people in Illinois will abound so that they will be part of finishing the work God has given us as a church to accomplish.


For Retreat Reservations BOOK NOW!

(Please note that the fillable form that is linked above should be saved on your computer.  The completed form can be emailed it to reservation@campakita.com. Thank you)


An ideal setting for fellowship, inspiration, and recreation, Camp Akita features:

  • Large and small meeting rooms

  • Guest rooms with two double beds, bathroom, sink outside bathroom, ample closet space

  • Cozy cabins with two bathrooms, heat, and air conditioning

  • Rustic cabins with air conditioning/heat and close access to the bath house

  • Camping sites

  • Full-service dining in the lodge (specialty -- vegetarian cuisine).

  • Great activities, including 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course; Basketball; Camp owned Canoes / Kayaks; Hiking; Sports Field; Volleyball; Swimming; Archery; Climbing Wall; and a Zip Line.

An ideal setting for:  Youth Groups, Church Retreats, Family Reunions, Conventions and Conferences, Men’s or Women’s Retreats, Overnight Guests, Large or Small Groups.

If you are interested in booking the camp for any reason, please 
click here to check whether the dates you would like are available.  If so, please click here to download a Leader's Guide and Policy document and also to complete a fillable application form.
Camp Akita is located at 1684 Knox Rd 1200 N, Gilson, IL  61436-9430
Reservations for groups during non-summer months can be made by contacting the Camp Manager,

Roger Henderson at (978) 815-3377.