Summer Camp at the

Christian Conference Center

Grand Camp
23 hours of fun for grandchildren and grandparents
Family Camp
Family Camp is for whoever you call family. Children/youth attend with at least one adult family member.
Beginner Camp
Beginner Camp is for 2nd and 3rd graders who may not be ready for an entire week of camp. They stay for 2 nights and swim, have Bible hike around camp, play in the lake, and have campfire worship.
Junior Camp
3rd-5th graders come for 5 nights and play silly games, hear Bible stories, make new friends, do arts and crafts projects, sing and dance, and end each day with a campfire. They stay in our new climate controlled cabins.
Chi Rho Camp
Chi Rho Camp is our rustic program. Campers sleep in "huts" and cook their food over an open fire. They learn to love and appreciate God's creation. Lifelong bonds of friendship are made at Chi Rho Camp. A non-rustic version of this camp is also planned.
CYF Camp
High school campers attend CYF Camp. They spend a week growing deeper in their faith by having discussions, leading worship, as well as having a lot of fun. CYF emphasizes leadership development.
ADAM stands for Art, Drama and Music. ADAM campers learn to use their God-given talents to make the world more beautiful through art. Each night they prepare presentations/performances for their "gig".
Adventure Camp
Adventure Camp is a different adventure each day. Activities vary each year but have included hiking, a lake day, geocaching, fishing, rock climbing, challenge courses, and more.
Standing Rock Trip
Campers travel to South Dakota to stay and learn at the Standing Rock Reservation. The goal is to learn from our Native American neighbors and hear their stories.
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Each year the Christian Conference Center hosts 10 weeks of summer camp.  We welcome about 900 campers and 200 volunteers to our facility for a week (or weekend) of church camp.  Campers can attend overnight summer camp starting as infants (Family Camp) and can attend all the way through high school (CYF Camp).  We even have a camp for retirees!  Camp is for everyone!

Camp schedules and activities vary by age level and interest group.  Each day of camp begins with a Bible lesson and prayer practice, includes organized games, free time, at least one swim time or lake activity, and ends with campfire worship around one of our many fire rings.  

Our camps are planned and implemented by volunteers and staff from our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Upper Midwest.  For more information about the Christian Church, or to find out how to register for summer camp, visit

Christian Conference Center - 5064 Lincoln St., Newton, IA 50208 - 641.792.1266
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