Heartland Camp 2021

Welcome back!

We're thrilled to announce that we will be returning to Eagle Rock Retreat for Heartland Youth Camp. Set in on 1500 acres in Eagle Rock, Missouri, this venue features air-conditioned cabins/sleeping spaces, three buffet-style meals and two snacks each day, various sports and activities, outdoor swimming pools,  and more!

Eagle Rock Retreat Center (www.eaglerockretreat.org), where you will find Christian fellowship, fun and growth. The venue is located 75 miles southwest of downtown Springfield, MO and 65 miles northeast of Fayetteville, AR off Highway 86 in Eagle Rock, Missouri. Eagle Rock is part of the Christian Retreats Network.

There are several different areas with log cabins and dorm style lodging, a beautiful, fully staffed dining lodge and many meeting spaces to choose from. Recreational facilities include spacious athletic fields which include soccer, softball and gagaball, a disc golf course, bouldering wall, an in-ground saltwater pool, three chlorine pools, sand volleyball, basketball, hiking, bonfires and more! Its trails and rolling hills make it a great place for cabin groups to go on short hikes with their counselors. It is an ideal and wonderful place to send your child to camp.

Allergies? The dining hall will be able to accommodate food allergies (peanut, gluten, dairy). If your child’s allergies are severe, you may send in premade meals and they will warm them up and serve them to your child along with the rest of the children.


Camp and COVID-19

We are planning a fun week for your kids! Here's what you can expect for camp this year.

Register now! 
Camp registration is open now, to all kids grades 5-12. We are allowing incoming 5th graders to attend as a one-time treat, due to having to cancel Heartland Kids Kamp this year.

Click here to register your camper(s).

Click here to register as a counselor.

Because of COVID-19, it is necessary for us to limit the number of campers this year to 140. Registration will remain open until May 23rd or until the cap is reached, whichever comes first.

Before Camp

Come get the full scoop on our plans for this year at our informational webinar on
Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm:


Or Dial in:
Meeting ID: 835 2734 2929

Up until May 15th, registrants may request a full refund less a 5% processing fee. After May 15th, no refund will be given.

************Please note: The following COVID-19 protocols are subject to change up to and during camp, based on state and county guidance and the advice of medical professionals.

We recommend campers, counselors, and their families self-quarantine as much as possible the week before camp. If possible, campers and counselors should also get a COVID-19 test a day or two before travelling to Eagle Rock.

Counselors: We encourage you to get vaccinated if you desire, but vaccination is not required to serve at camp. 


At Camp

The day you leave for Eagle Rock, we are requiring a self-health assessment for all who are travelling in your car (fever, runny nose, achiness, etc.) Please do not transport anyone to camp with a fever or more than three other COVID-19 symptoms. This includes adult drivers and chaperones. We will provide a checklist.

Masks will be required during check-in for everyone, including parents and drivers. We ask that you wear a mask similar to those recommended by the CDC. Face shields may be worn in addition to a mask, but not by themselves.

Temperatures will be taken as part of the registration check-in process. Any camper or counselor with a fever will not be permitted to remain at camp.

During camp, if a camper has a fever or more than three COVID-19 symptoms, they will not be permitted to remain at camp. Campers will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian. Campers and counselors with symptoms will be permitted to return to camp if they get a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid test. A list of nearby locations providing rapid tests will be given to parents/counselors as necessary.

We are planning to have "bubbles" for the first few days of camp, keeping similar grades together (5 and 6, 7 and 8, etc). Later in the week if positive cases do not emerge, we may allow campers to mingle with other grades.

Camp activities will take place outdoors as much as possible. Mask will be required when campers are indoors and not able to distance 3 feet apart from each other. Masks will not be required in cabins and within grade level(s) bubbles.

***Regardless of whether you have been vaccinated or not,
we will ask everyone to wear a mask during the required times.***

Please send your child with several masks for the week.

Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and hand sanitizer will be available in multiple locations, in addition to plenty of opportunities for hand washing.

If your child has allergies, please make sure they bring and use any regular allergy medicines. Much time is spent outdoors, and allergies can flare up as a result.

Following Camp

We do request that if you test positive for COVID-19 in the days following camp, please let us know for contact tracing purposes.

Heartland Youth Camp

June 13-19, 2021
Grades 5-12, 2021-22 School Year

Camper and counselor registration for HYC is NOW OPEN!

Camper fees:

$399 per camper

Registration will close on May 23rd, or when we reach our max camper registration, whichever comes first.

FOR 2021 ONLY: 5th Graders, come join us!
 Because we were unable to hold HKK this year, we are allowing the incoming 5th grade class to join us as a special treat, for this year only!

Counselor fee:

$75 per counselor
Registration will close on May 23rd.


Click HERE to register your camper(s)

Click HERE to register as a counselor.

A Day In the Life of an HYC Camper

Ask any camper and they'll tell you that A LOT is packed into each day of Heartland Youth Camp!

After waking and getting ready, campers begin their day at the Flagpole, where there are skits , prayers for breakfast, and announcements for the day. Then you'll head into the air-conditioned dining hall for a hot, buffet-style breakfast.

Praise and Worship is after breakfast. Campers and counselors sing songs together praising God and look at daily  scriptures. Then break off with others in your cabin to have a quiet time where you  review the day's scriptures that and answer questions.

Next is Team Activities. Campers are assigned into teams for the week and participate in friendly competition through ongoing tournaments. Your camper will earn points for their team through various activities, culminating in an Amazing Race competition at the end of the week. Then break for lunch served in the air-conditioned dining hall.

After lunch, you'll meet with your cabin and build friendships through cabin activities and conversation. Then comes Swimming and Free Time – Explore the camp on your own or with friends and participate in sports, arts and crafts, or just chill with other campers and counselors.

In the evening, after dinner, campers will hear a message preached by a guest speaker, connecting to the overall camp theme. You’ll also get to see a daily video of the day’s highlights. Then grab a snack and head back to your cabin to get ready for bed.