Camp Istrouma has been around since the 1930’s when it opened as a Boy Scout Camp. It was then purchased by the United Methodist church in 1958. The camp is currently a year round Retreat Center and Summer Camp. Registration for summer camp is open to all children and youth without regard to race, color, or religion. This camp features swimming, “the Blob”, 100 foot water slide, 32 foot high climbing wall, hiking, canoeing, sports, crafts, skits, low ropes, talent shows, Bible Study, and amazing worship. We seek to provide campers with an exciting summer that produces growth spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. Our Camping Program is designed to develop an awareness of and appreciation for God’s world and our place in it, to foster opportunities for Christian worship and fellowship, and to provide experiences living in a Christian community. Above all, our goal is to lead our campers to Jesus Christ – not by words only – but our actions. Our carefully selected Christian staff provides a program designed to train young people in the way they should go. At the same time, the caring and fun staff demonstrates to campers the true joy of being a Christian. At Camp Istrouma we live out our motto: Developing Disciples, Forming Friendships and Impacting Lives Forever! Our campers are on a journey that is pushing them towards achievement and a greater understanding of themselves. On this journey they are offered friendship, encouragement, and the adventure of a lifetime.
Our overnight camps are 5 days and 4 nights starting on Mondays. The weeks are packed with learning, growing, and having lots of fun in a community of faith atmosphere lead by quality staff.
Day camp is for campers entering 1st - 6th grades. Monday - Thursday between 8am - 4pm, our campers will enjoy great activities along with a focus on building their faith in God.
Wilderness Camp is for boys going into the 7th - 9th grade that want to learn and experience more of the outdoors and grow in their faith.
Leadership In Training Experience “LITE” is a program designed for teens to spend time serving at camp while learning leadership skills through shadowing our staff. This program has a twofold design. It first provides Camp Istrouma with the extra hands needed to help camp run smoothly. The 2nd fold is the experience that our LITEs have as they work hard, minister to our campers, and learn how to be a servant through a variety of camp duties. This is different than being a camper so you must be ready to serve, work hard, and have fun while doing it. Camp…