Please note this coronavirus update: We welcome people to visit our property. We are open to the public. It is our preference for people to call and ask to schedule a visit. Senior pictures, family pictures, a drive by, a game of frisbee golf. Whatever the reason, please call ahead and let us know you’d like to visit. Sometimes other groups have reserved the property and it’s not a good fit to visit. When taking pictures we ask for a donation. We want to work with you and to keep people safe we need to know who is visiting and when and what they are doing. During the Coronavirus Pandemic our business is suffering and we are running on a very small staff, please be patient with us. We are all in this together and love being visited by you for the peace and beauty found here at camp. Call or email or 815 732 6111 x 613. Or leave a message here for the outreach director to get in touch with you. Blessings and peace to all. Thanks you for your consideration.
Stronghold Center is a four-season retreat and camping center operated by the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our facilities include wilderness cabins, a camping area, dining and meeting rooms, and seven retreat houses each able to accommodate 8 to 56 guests. Located north of Oregon, Illinois, the beauty of nature exists in a variety of environments, all along bluffs overlooking the Rock River. Founded in 1963, Stronghold Center proudly continues to provide a variety of Christian and secular programming and events. Our unique programming includes summer camps for ages 6 – 18, challenge courses, and a Confirmation retreat. In October, Stronghold hosts the annual Olde English Faire. Stronghold Center is also a great location for one-day seminars, business meetings and professional development programs, banquets, company picnics, and family reunions! (Max 200)