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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD0 — Founded more than 50 years ago, Camp Kearney is the result of a vision given to long-time South Side Mission worker Margaret Kearney.

Margaret wanted to provide a Christ-centered camping experience for the children of South Side Mission, and it became a reality through the hard work and generosity of many people.

Camp Kearney has expanded its ministry and now offers a free week-long summer camp experience to about 400 children from inner-city Peoria and rural Central Illinois each summer.

An additional 600 children visit Camp Kearney each summer through the day camp program. 

Camp Dates

JUNE 13-17

Adventure Camp 1: 8-11 years old

JUNE 20-24

Adventure Camp 2: 10-13 years old


Teen Camp: 13-15 years old

JULY 6-8

Jr. Adventure Camp: 6-8 years old

JULY 11-15

Adventure Camp 3: 9-12 years old

JULY 18-22

Adventure Camp 4: 8-11 years old

JULY 25-29

Adventure Camp 5: 8-12 years old 10-13

Transportation Details

It will be a Monday drop-off and Friday pick-up, with the exception being our Jr Adventure camp with a Wednesday drop-off and Friday pick-up.