The mission of Camp 5 is to provide a free, safe and fun, faith-based summer camp for children in grades 2nd-8th living in poverty in Southern Illinois.  Camp 5 will focus solely on children who are at-risk and give them five fun-filled days of Hope, Love, Patience, Joy and Peace.

Camp 5 was founded by a group of individuals seeking to serve underprivileged children in the southern Illinois area. Our team is  passionate about sharing the love of Christ with the campers. 

About Us

What is Camp 5?

Mission Statement


​Who are Camp 5 Campers?




Camp 5 is a Summer Camp for disadvantaged youth in Southern Illinois. Camp 5 is a federally recognized non for-profit organization. 

Camp 5 serves children grades 2nd-8th who are living in poverty in southern Illinois.  Camp 5 campers are a diverse group of kids from different ethnic, racial,  religious, and family backgrounds.