Camp Date:

June 29-July 3

Age Range:



Male and Female


Camp Allen

Regular Price:


Come as you are, leave exhausted and full of the Spirit! At this extended weekend camp, we’ll enjoy the peaceful setting of the Mark Twain National Forest and experience God in nature, worship, relationship, and fellowship.

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Camp Activities

Paddle Boating
Paddle Boating

Like boating but with your feet


Some text about Hiking and why it's so awesome at this camp.


Don’t forget your floaties.

Snipe Huntin’
Snipe Huntin’

You wait by the tree, we’ll flush them out to you.


Yeah, we’ve all heard the story. Hook, line, sinker.

Water Slides
Water Slides

Think Slip 'N Slide but bigger.

Bible Study
Bible Study

Watch the word of God come alive in a small group setting.


Bracelets, tie-dye and glitter galore.

Messy Gaming
Messy Gaming

Caution: Food fight on steroids.

S’More Making
S’More Making

Our favorite gooey goodness

Campfire Singing
Campfire Singing

Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya

Crawdad Hunting
Crawdad Hunting

Leave no rock unturned.

Camp Schedule

7:30 AM Rise & Shine
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Quiet Time
9:30 AM Family Groups
10:30 AM Morning Celebration
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Special Interest Groups
2:00 PM Family Groups
3:00 PM Free Time
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Worship
8:00 PM Evening Activity
10:30 PM Bunk Devotions
11:00 PM Camper Lights Out

Key Camp Staff

David Israel

David Israel

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David Israel

Youth Fellowship Ignited Camp

I am the Lead Pastor at New McKendree UMC. I have been a camp director for 15 years.  I love my granddaughter, running and beef jerky.

Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond

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Amanda Bond

Youth Fellowship Ignited Camp

I am the Director of Youth Ministry at New McKendree UMC. I have worked in youth ministry for 14 years as a full-time volunteer, part-time staff and full-time director. I grew up going to camp every summer from third grade through high school. My experiences at camp strengthened my love for worship and sparked my interest and passion for reading God’s word.

Camp FAQ’s

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Look for an email for a camp specific list before camp starts, or contact Scott Burdin with more questions.

Quest Camp: Know Before You Go

God’s Girls on the Go: Know Before You Go

Boy’s Adventure Camp: Know Before You Go

YFI: Know Before You Go


  • Bible, notebook & pen
  • Sleeping bag or sheets
  • Blanket & pillow
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Beach towel
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Flip flops and/or water shoes
  • Modest Swimsuit
  • Clothes for each day of camp plus an extra set
  • Light jacket
  • Medications in original container (if needed)
  • Permission slips (if needed)



  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Video games
  • Any electronic equipment
  • Any weapons
  • Any food or drinks
  • Jewelry
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs
  • Fireworks, lighters, matches

How can I communicate with my camper during the week?

Parents can send emails to their campers at Parents will need to put their camper’s name and the name of the camp they are attending in the subject line. Camp staff will check the email account daily and distribute emails during meal times or other time decided upon with the camp director.

How can I see pictures of my camper during the week?

Pictures will be uploaded as time and Wi-Fi permits to our Flickr account. You should receive a specific link to the appropriate account two weeks prior to the start of camp in your “Know Before You Go” letter. For Summer 2018 Camps click the link below to view your photos.

Quest Camp

God’s Girls on the Go

Boys’ Adventure Camp

YFI Camp

Sr. High Leadership Camp

Jr. High Ultimate Extreme Camp

Older Elementary Extreme Camp

Sanctuary Kamp

Why do I return to Kamp? "It's more for the love of others. It's easy to go somewhere just because you can but you won't really achieve or learn anything by doing so. To go somewhere you love and are loved by those who understand you and can relate, that's a treasure. By going to a place like that you learn from others and , in turn, they learn from you. "

- Keanu Elliott

The number one question we received at camp was “What about this Bible?”  We gave away over 20 Bibles at camp.  We had on little girl who came, and her friend’s mom came and talked to me.  She said that her daughter was embarrassed because she had to borrow her grandmother’s bible for camp, and it was awful because it had all these old words in it.  Not only did we give her a Bible, but we gave her little brother a Bible as well.  And I just loved it because they had been coming to Upward Basketball but had never come to church.  It wasn’t until after camp that they felt confident in doing that.  

- Kim Mertz, Concord Trinity