Stronghold is a year-round Conference, Retreat and Camping Center operated as a ministry of the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (USA). During the summer, Stronghold Summer Camps become the place where many friendships and memories are born. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing Christian experience for youth as a caring community in a natural environment. Stronghold Summer Camps offer youth opportunities to respond positively to the person and ministry of Jesus Christ, grow in their relationships with God and one another, and increase their understanding and appreciation for the world around them.
Senior High Adventure - completed grades 9-12
If you've always loved coming to Stronghold, here's our classic adventure camp with a Sr. High twist. Sr. High campers live in our rustic campsites, experiencing God's creation firsthand while participating in all the typical camp activities. Come to Stronghold and make new friends while joining in Bible study, swimming, canoeing, group games, hiking, high ropes course, Power Pole, crafts and campfire time.
Sr High Letter
Senior High Night Owl - completed grades 9-12
Not a morning person? Then Sr. High night owl is the camp for you! Stay up late and sleep the morning away. We'll have breakfast at lunch, lunch at dinner, and dinner when the stars are in the sky. Enjoy swimming canoeing, crafts, the challenge courses and more by day, and campfires, Bible study, night hikes, worship, and glow in the dark games by night. It's camp on your schedule.
Sr High Night Owl Letter
Senior High Music, Art, and Drama (M.A.D.) - completed grades 9-12
This camp for aspiring singers, artists and actors is just for Sr. Highs. Come join the show and be part of the Stronghold troupe. Sr. MAD campers will rehearse, perform, and live in the Stronghold Castle during their week stay. This camp also offers an introduction to set building and behind-the-scenes theater arts. Bible study, games, swimming and campfire time are all included, so bring your friends and join the fun.
Sr High MAD Letter
Climb High - completed grades 8-11
Have you everwanted to try your hand at climbing? Reach for new heights in this climbing focused camp. Learn to belay while challenging yourself on the Leap of Faith. Step outside of your comfort zone and learn to repel while spending a day on Stronghold's High Ropes course. Go for a late night swing on the Swing by Choice. Pack up for an overnight trip to a state park where you'll learn to set up anchors and climb on real rock. With all these great things we've still managed to include swimming, astronomy, campfire, bible study, and more while making great friendships and growing in your faith.