Give your youth a summer camp experience
they’ll never forget.

 . . . and connect with other leaders to get year-round support.

Life Changing Summer Camp for Youth in Rushville, Illinois.

Disappointed by ineffective youth camps?

  • Can’t find a camp with relevant speakers and impacting messages?
  • Looking for a youth camp within reasonable travel distance?
  • Not sure how to create valuable, life-changing experiences with your youth?
  • Do your kids want high-energy music and life-changing worship?
  • Tired of risking your annual budget and safety of your kids at camp?
  • Need the support of other youth leaders like you?

week long camps and weekend retreats for ages 12 to 18

What makes youth leaders return every year
to Summer Scream?

  • Affordable

    "All that is poured into our students' lives at Summer Scream would be worth any price. But the reality is this camp costs less than others while providing so much more. We are able to bring a large group annually because it is so affordable for our families."

    Jeff and Brittney McNiell - Mt. Pleasant, IA

  • Safe and Fun

    “We absolutely LOVE this camp! Our kids have a ton of fun and really leave changed year after year.”

    Andy and Kate Sebastian- Georgetown, KY

  • Leader Support

    “As new youth leaders who’d come to camp growing up, we knew we could get the support we needed here. And we did.”

    Cole and Ashley Abell - Godfrey, IL

We make coming to camp simple:


    Reserve your spots with a downpayment and get all you, parents and your campers need to know to have a great week at camp.


    Complete all camper forms and make your final payments….


    Attend camp and see the lives and youth and kids changed as you network with other leaders just like you.

every youth leaders desire:

How our youth group nearly doubled in size!

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uprising fall retreat | november 8-9

It's the weekend. Your friends fill the cool air with laughter as you pack into a church van—headed to the Uprising Fall Retreat. This is when we come back together. This is when we come back to life. This is where we rise up. 

Changing Lives is Hard.

Nothing about being a youth leader is easy—or convenient. 

But it’s worth it. 

And yet, we all need support and help to bring real change to the youth and kids God brings into our churches and lives. That’s why for nearly 30 years, we’ve created life-changing camp experiences for youth, kids and leaders. 

Why risk missing out on one more opportunity to make an eternal difference in even just one life?