Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 476
Oregon, IL 61061
779.771.2088 (general inquires)
779.771.1896 (Transformational General Presbyter / Stated Clerk)



Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center is a year-round camping and retreat facility located on the Rock River near Oregon, IL and is a mission and ministry partner of Blackhawk 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, Inc. was incorporated as a distinct entity, separate from Blackhawk Presbytery as of January 1, 2021. Stronghold proudly offers a variety of Christian and secular programming and events. Their unique programming includes summer camps for ages 6-18 plus intergenerational camps for all ages, high ropes and challenge courses, and other retreats. Stronghold is also a great location for one-day seminars, business meetings, professional development programs, church picnics, family reunions and more! 
For detailed information about programs and facilities and to register for summer camps and other events, go to the Stronghold website: Or email [email protected], 815-732-6111.