Welcome to Great Lakes Bible Camp

Great Lakes Bible Camp is a Christ-centered camp where campers participate in exciting and challenging Bible studies geared to their particular age group. Campers going into the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will be involved in the middle school camp and those going into the ninth grade or higher will be involved in high school camp. Read about all the exciting activities and look through our photos below!

General Requirements:

Great Lakes Bible Camp is for Awana Clubbers who are entering fifth grade or higher and have earned an Excellence, Timothy, Meritorious, or Citation Award OR have completed one year of program requirements -in other words, 'finished a book.' Middle school campers must be at least 9 years old and high school campers must be at least 13 years old by the first day of camp. Returning campers must complete one additional handbook/manual in the current handbook progression. All work must be completed before camp begins. However, applications can be sent before the book is completed.

Invite a Friend - Get a Discount

Invite a friend to camp -someone who has never been to GLBC before- and you get $25 off of your registration fee.

The friend does not need to meet the usual camp requirements. They don't need to have finished their Awana book. They don't need to have even started an Awana book. Just invite them, and they get to ride on your accomplishments.

Click the button below for a form you can send in with your camp application, or email the friend's name to camp@greatlakesbiblecamp.com. Don't forget to explain in the email why you are sending the name.

Invite a Friend Form

Did we forget to mention, that the friend needs to actually come to GLBC for you to qualify for the discount. It's not enough to invite them but they say, "No."


Campers learn about teamwork through high-energy team competition and team building exercises. Every evening there is a Chapel service that includes a time for worship to honor God and a message that will challenge campers in their relationship with the Lord.


There are so many things to do at camp! The facilities include swimming, paintball, hiking, soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, softball, mini golf, and disc golf. The camp facility also has a recreation hall with ping pong, carpet ball, a zip-line, and many other fun games!


During camp there will be daily themes for dressing up at the flag pole, and daily verses that are memorized and said during quiet time. Once you have been accepted to camp you will receive this information so that you can get a head start on memorizing God’s word!

Apply Now

Once your student finishes his or her Awana book, they could be eligible to go to camp! Send in your Applications early to make sure we can save you a spot!

Summer 2022 Application

2022 Dates: June 18-June 25

Camp Highlights

Great Lakes Bible Camp is full of incredible opportunities for students to learn and grow. Some of our favorite activities include team building, having a water balloon and shaving cream fight after playing shaving cream whiffle ball, flying down a massive slip-n-slide, and participating in an off-campus mission with the high school students.

Camp Photos

Check out all these photos from previous years at camp to see what it's like to spend a week learning about the Lord in a place with endless fun!

Contact Us
Located at Camp Manitoumi, 948 County Road 1800 N, Lowpoint, IL 61545.

Please mail any camp documents to:

Connie Frenell, Camp Coordinator

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Rick Connor, Camp Director

Camp Address:

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If you would like to send mail to your camper while they are at Great Lakes Bible Camp, please send it to the camp address.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.