Our camp ministries, located in Wisconsin, Indiana and Texas, bring people of all abilities together to learn, grow and connect through faith, fellowship and fun.

Connecting through Christ-centered camp experiences

Bethesda’s Camp Ministry provides summer camps and retreats for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These camps connect campers, youth and adult volunteers, and college-aged interns to build lasting friendships. Our accessible camps located in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas attract hundreds of people of all abilities to join together in worship, prayer and fellowship.

Each camp location offers a wide variety of activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, karaoke and campfires. They also promise campers and volunteers a meaningful experience where they’ll build relationships with each other. Our summer camps are a unique opportunity for campers to spend a week immersed in Bible study and Christian fellowship.

At every camp, year after year, people of all abilities have an opportunity to experience a life-changing event. New campers enjoy the opportunity to build new friendships, while returning campers enjoy reconnecting with friends from past summers. At the end of the experience, all of our campers and volunteers leave with new memories, lasting friendships and a renewed connection to their faith and one another.

Ready to get started?

Contact our Camp Ministry office at (920)206-4495 for more information.


Update on 2016 Camps

In order to provide camp attendees, interns and volunteers with the best camp experience possible, we are taking a step back this year so we can review our model, programming and facilities. It is our goal to ensure we are providing a camp ministry that fits within our mission through a financially stable model.

As a result, we will not provide camp programming for the summer of 2016.

How can you help?  

There are many ways you can get involved.

Explore our camps

Camp SonRise

Tucked away on 14 wooded acres of land in Anderson, Indiana, Camp SonRise camps and weekend retreats are an opportunity to learn and grow in faith while fostering friends...

Camp Matz

Nestled in a beautiful wooded area in Watertown, Wisconsin, Camp Matz is a fully accessible camp that offers eight camp sessions between June and early August.

Camp Bethesda

Located on 85 tree-lined acres in Tomball, Texas, Camp Bethesda offers three camp sessions during the summer months to adults with developmental disabilities.