Stronghold Center is a four-season retreat and camping center, operated by the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (USA). Our facilities include wilderness cabins, a camping area, dining and meeting rooms, and seven retreat houses able to accommodate 6-56 guests. Located in Oregon, IL, the beauty of nature exists in a variety of environments, all along bluffs overlooking the Rock River.

Founded in 1963, Stronghold Center proudly continues to provide a variety of Christian and secular programming and events. Our unique programming includes summer camps for ages 6-18, challenge courses, and a Confirmation Retreat. In October, Stronghold hosts the annual Olde English Faire. Stronghold is also a great location for one-day seminars, business meetings and professional development programs, church picnics, and family reunions!


Taking registrations for Stronghold Confirmation Retreats, February 27-Mar.1 For youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and their leaders. The Retreat Leader is the Rev. Brad Rogers. - AND - Mar. 13-15. For youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and their leaders. The Retreat Leader is the Rev. Jane Esterline.                                                      Save the date! October 4 and 5 for Ye Olde English Faire.                                 

Exciting On-Line Quilt Auction November 1 through Cyber Monday, December 1.       Go to the Bidding for Good website beginning November 1 to see the full catalog of beautifully quilted items available for your bid. Proceeds of the Quilt Auction support the ministry of Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center. Check Stronghold's facebook page each day for previews and descriptions beginning October 15.