We serve Christ by providing a place of sanctuary and inspiration.
Above all else, we strive for adventure that will become a formative faith experience. Everything that we do at Camp Bear Creek is rooted in strong Christian values where we love God, love others, and love ourselves.
At Camp Bear Creek, we value who we are, just as we are. Here, we foster growth and self-improvement while remaining true to ourselves and who God made us to be. The relationships and community we form at Camp Bear Creek reflect our willingness to be authentic with ourselves and with each other.
By sharing our setting with campers, guests, and staff, we can be empowered by the grandness of nature, together. Positive change is born from quiet reflection, making our woods not only beautiful but also inspiring.
Camp forces us to grow as people—to make decisions, build relationships, and learn about Christ. Through our programs and worship spaces, adventure and exploration become even stronger, resulting in the development of new skills, creativity, and greater self-confidence. It’s no secret that things are happening without you at home. But, there’s no reason to be engulfed by the fear of missing out when what you’re doing is infinitely cooler. This is why we are committed to living in the moment at Camp Bear Creek. This summer, let’s not just think or read about it—let’s live it.
At Camp Bear Creek, we know that it’s our duty to recognize the interconnectivity of all things whether that relationship be people to the planet, people to wildlife, or people to each other. By taking care of our resources well, we can make sure that we are providing the very best facilities, experiences, and opportunities for our campers and guests.
Since 1960, Camp Bear Creek, formerly Camp Wyoming, has helped tens of thousands of children, youth, adults, and families grow into better versions of themselves. Originally built as a place to nourish a life of faith and extend the Church’s Christian Education Program beyond the congregation, our camp is now known as this and so much more. We are truly a home away from home.
A sanctuary of forest in the midst of Iowa’s farmland, our site reminds us each day of the inspiring beauty of God’s creation. Trees tower above us, birds chirp as they flutter by, and we are left to meditate on the fact that an experience away in nature really does play a pivotal role in the spiritual and personal development of all people. Above all, Camp Bear Creek’s mission is to serve Christ by providing a place of sanctuary and inspiration.
At Camp Bear Creek, we run a variety of programs, most notably our summer camp program. Winter camps, youth retreats, and day events also add to the camp’s offerings and traditions, in addition to the site and facilities being rented to groups looking for a retreat.
Our selfless staff is the glue that holds Camp Bear Creek together. Our highly-trained and energetic team strives to be fun, patient, compassionate, and responsible from the opening of camp to the bittersweet last day. From cabin counselors and kitchen staff to camp and program directors, our team’s enthusiasm is contagious, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Registration is now open!