What is Camp 5?

Mission Statement




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 3rd-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. 

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

​Who are Camp 5 Campers?


The mission of Camp 5 is to provide a free, safe and fun, faith-based summer camp for children in grades 3rd-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.