COVID-19 Update

Blessings and prayers of health to all of you,

During these unusual times, I am constantly reminded of the verse in Psalm 46:10; “Be still and know that I AM GOD!”  What hope, comfort, and assurance this verse brings me!

I want to provide an update to our actions relating to COVID-19. On a daily basis, we (myself and the Board of Directors) continue to monitor the ever-changing landscape. We are meeting at least weekly to assess where we are and where we are going.

As of today, March 21, 2020, the following actions have been taken:

  1. All events are canceled through April 19th. We may be altering that date as the CDC and local health departments make their advisories.   

  2. Per the State of Illinois orders and CDC recommendations, we are staffed with essential team members only.

  3. We have contacted the Illinois Department of Health and have volunteered our facilities should they need additional space/housing.  

  4. Our Summer Camp Ministry remains scheduled as planned.  We have an exciting summer program planned and pray that our Youth will be able to experience it.  Registrations for summer campers continue! PRAISE GOD!

  5. Unfortunately, as with most businesses across the country, we have had to make some tough choices regarding staffing that we pray is very short-term.  If you need to contact us, please call the office and leave a message if you do not get through to someone.  Also, you can always email me at or call me at 815-784-5141 x 111

As you know, one of the values of our ministry is to Serve Others. We are eager to find out where God will use us as we look to the future.  For today, the best way we can serve is to respect and honor the recommendations our government is making to ensure the safety of our campers, staff, and community. And that is what we will do.

Please know that you, our Walcamp family, remain in my prayers as we weather this storm.  I ask you to keep Walcamp, myself and our Board of Directors in prayer for wisdom as we continue to lean on God in all the decisions we are making as we navigate this unprecedented and challenging situation.

Stay Healthy and Live Blessed!


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