Summer Camp

Youth Camps

Each week is geared towards a specific age group, between 7-17y/o. It's a week full of fun, nature, adventure, challenges, and most of all each camper will be inspired to make Jesus their best friend!
Come join us for Summer Camp. Registration will open March 2021!

Family Camp

Coming back for the 3rd year! Set apart a full 1 week for you and your family to enjoy a vacation without the stress of meal preparation or planning the program. You'll enjoy activities such as canoeing, zip line, rock climbing, horseback riding, and so more! Each evening, special worship and program are prepared for families where our main goal is to inspire you to continue making God the center of your home.  Registration will open March 2021!


We had an amazing 2019 season. We'll start the hiring process and accepting applications for next year Summer Staff in January 2021. If you love Jesus and want to share your experience with children, teens, and families, we'd love to have you as part of our Camp Akita Summer Staff team!

Contact Us

To make a reservation for Camp Akita Retreat Center contact Camp Manager,

Roger Henderson by phone: (978) 815-3377; fax: (309) 856-2061;

or e-mail 

If you have any questions regarding Summer Camp, check out our FAQ tab, if you need further assistance, the Illinois Conference Youth Department is happy to help you. Please call (630) 856-2857 or send us an email

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Camp Akita


1684 Knox Rd. 1200 N
Gilson, IL 61436


Youth Department


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(630) 856-2857

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