COCUSA Chili Supper 2016

We're passionate about helping everyone at Camp follow Jesus in greater ways through Gospel-centered discipleship.

     Because of this, we want to make sure that each family we serve is connected to a local church. Last summer, we hosted Family Fridays at each Camp location, which allowed people from our host churches to connect with Camp families by sharing a meal together. At one of these events, a single mom with three kids enrolled at Camp had a conversation with a pastor from the host church. That pastor invited her to the church’s weeknight kids program, and the whole family started attending as soon as Camp finished. That pastor recently told us that she is still regularly attending church with her kids and is even looking for new ways to get involved (over 6 months later!).

     That simple invitation to church over an ice cream sandwich changed the lives of three young children and their hard working mom. We are so excited to see God using COCUSA to connect families like this to local churches. We're looking forward to watching him work through our church partnerships in even greater ways this summer.

     This is just one of the stories from last summer that we shared at this year's Chili Supper. At this annual event, we invite both long-time friends of Camp and people who are interested in hearing about our ministry for the first time. After a enjoying some chili and pie, we share a little about what Camp is and how we’ve seen God at work through our ministry.

     If you’d like to hear more stories like this one and find out how you can partner with Camp, it’s not too late to sign up for our second Chili Supper! Sunday, March 6th, from 4:00-5:45pm at Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria. To RSVP to this free event, please visit

     A bowl of chili, a slice of pie, time with friends, and stories of God at work. Will you join us?

*Edit: Even though this event is now over, you can still partner with us by checking out our Get Involved page. Thanks for your support!*