Transforming Lives in God's Woods and Waters

“My experiences here changed my life for the better. This place created some of my fondest memories and gave me some of my most favorite friends. I am forever grateful and blessed.”

Former camper and staff member

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75th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

10am – 6pm

More info TBA

Vesper Hill Monthly Giving Club / 75 for 75

Join your fellow Camp Lake Stephens friends and support our ministry with a monthly donation! We’re looking for 75 people to kick off our 75th anniversary in 2020.  We have a generous donor who will match 1:1 all monthly pledges for one year up to $10,000!  If 75 people gave $11.50/month, that would be enough to obtain the match!  $20,000 to Camp Lake Stephens will support our life-changing ministry in profound ways!

Transforming lives in God’s woods and waters! 

The Summer Camp program invites children and youth of all ages to experience fun and fellowship in the midst of God’s creation.

Retreat season is a time for groups of all ages and the surrounding community to experience the sacred grounds of camp in the non-summer months.

Interested in supporting camp? There are a number of ways to give your time, energy, and resources. Check out the many ways to give back to camp!

The Outdoor Education program, which includes Wilderness Adventures and Environmental Learning, gives students the opportunity to learn more about the natural world.

Mission Statement

Camp Lake Stephens, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center, is committed to being a place where children, youth, and adults can encounter God and respond in faith to God’s call to transform the world.