Blackhawk Presbytery
Friday, September 18, 2020
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center is a year-round camping and retreat facility located on the Rock River near Oregon, IL.  Stronghold is owned by Blackhawk Presbytery and is operated as a ministry of the presbytery.  The facilities include wilderness cabins, a camping area, dining and meeting rooms, and seven lodging options able to accommodate 6-56 guests, including the Castle. 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 plus intergenerational camps for all ages, high ropes and challenge courses, and a Confirmation Retreat. In October, Stronghold hosts the annual Olde English Faire. Stronghold is also a great location for one-day seminars, business meetings and professional development programs, church picnics, and family reunions! 
For detailed information about programs and facilities and to register for summer camps and other events, go to the Stronghold website: