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The founders of Camp of Champions USA believed it was important for children and families in Central Illinois to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Their vision led them to start a Christian summer day camp for grade-school children. In the summer of 1995, COCUSA began with 25 kids per week at one location in Pekin, Illinois. Today, Camp of Champions USA operates eight locations, serving around 350 children each week in the communities of East Peoria, Eureka, Morton, Germantown Hills, Pekin, and Peoria.
Even though COCUSA has seen some dramatic changes since our first summer, our mission remains the same:
To win children and their families to Christ, to guide them in experiences and habits that will develop a maturity of faith in Christ, and to give staff and volunteers the opportunity to serve and develop their leadership abilities and spiritual gifts.
In order to accomplish this mission, we stay committed to these three values: