Welcome, to Impact 2818.

  • Impact 2818 is a ministry of the Indiana Conference United Methodist Church open to people of any or no denomination.
  • Impact 2818′s camps serve 3,000 students each summer at the 6 camp locations
  • More than 1,000 volunteers join the 200+ staff that make each event an amazing, safe and spiritually meaningful experience.
  • Over 350 churches sent at least one student in 2014.
  • In 2015, 420 students made a first time decision for Jesus Christ as the Lord of their life.
  • In 2015, 303 students responded to a call to ministry.

Few things will leave a larger impact and a have a longer lasting impression on the life of a young person than a week of church camp. Camp is not just a series of fun experiences, every camper engages their spiritual journey and opportunities to grow in character and personal identity.

Our camps are focused on helping students to experience Christ in an environment that protects their physical, emotional and spiritual safety through camps & events at our six camp locations in Indiana.

Youth Church Camps/Events

Classic Church Camp experiences for middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-graduating seniors) [learn more...]

Kids Church Camps/Events

Classic Church Camp Experiences for primary grade students (grades kindergarten - 2) and elementary students (grades 3-5)
[learn more...]

That Thing Event Info

The missional student camp/event that helps high school students take their faith and discipleship to the next level with a focus on intentional living [learn more...]

Family Fun Weekends

Three day experiences that help families to focus on each other and God through adventure, first's, discovery and exploration and quality family time [learn more...]

Special Needs

Full week experiences for campers with special needs and abilities that provide discovery, adventures and a caring environment [learn more...]

Explore the stories and moments of camp through camp journals [learn more...]

Request promo resources & downloads for your church [learn more...]

Answers and resources [faq's...] [scholarships...] [registration info...]

Visit our Smugmug account for photos and videos of camp [learn more...]

Camp is most effective when built around church parternships [learn more...]

Put your passions to work as part of the Impact 2818 staff [learn more...]

Christ Centered

At the core of everything that happens at an Impact 2818 summer camp is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Students get opportunities to worship, study, be challenged and even serve one another. We even work to make the fun events and activities a part of the spiritual program as they help students discover skills like team work and encouragement while helping to draw parallels to their faith journey.

Challenge by Choice

Our “Challenge by Choice” approach encourages campers to experience adventure and obstacles that will put them outside of their comfort zone. This helps them discover how to persevere, overcome, encourage others and work in teams. These moments help them continue to seek out the positive challenges that will shape their lives.

Connected with Churches

This is a place that encourages church leaders to attend camp with students. What better way to know that your students are in the right place than when you can know the leaders who are helping to plan it. A shared experience is more meaningful and powerful. When churches send their students to the same event, a common bond is developed as they all begin to understand what happened in the lives of each other strengthening the experience’s impact.