Help us build for future generations!

Thank you for considering how you can serve. Since 1976, Camp Paradise has been a self-supporting ministry of Willow Creek, built and maintained by volunteers and donors.

The 2018 focus for Camp Paradise Work Weeks was to complete the new cabin cluster and to begin building a new medic clinic. We are happy to announce that we surpassed our goals and plan to finish the medic cabin in spring 2019. Join us in the spring or fall to help build, or consider a financial contribution to help us carry these projects forward! 


Ways to contribute to Camp Paradise:   


Donate Tools or Equipment

Each year we have needs for equipment and tools. Consider donating the actual items or the funds necessary to purchase them. Contact: Curtis Vanden Bos 224-512-2157 





Donate Through United Way

Partner with your employer and multiply your gift:
Paradise Christian Youth Camp
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
Tax ID # 51-0164942

Scholarship Fund

The resources in this fund go toward campers who are unable to afford Dad’s Camp and dads and kids who are unable to afford to attend our Winter Events. Make your check out to Camp Paradise with “Scholarships” in the memo.

Send it to: Camp Paradise, Willow Creek Church, 67 E. Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010. 

Contact: Brett Riggs 224-512-2275 


If you wish to contribute financially, consider writing a check to Camp Paradise.

Drop it off in the offering at

Willow Creek or mail to:

Camp Paradise, Willow Creek Community Church
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010 



Learn more about Camp Paradise:


Volunteer for a Work Week

Whether you’re skilled (carpenters, roofers, plumbers, painters, landscapers) or a willing worker, Camp Paradise needs your help. Bring a friend or two, serve together with your small group, or meet new people who love to serve outdoors. Each spring we continue with construction projects and ongoing maintenance and get the camp ready to open for summer sessions. In the fall, work weeks focus on continuing building projects. Work Weeks are open to men and women 18 and older. 

For more information, contact Tim Vanden Bos 224-512-1940



Men's Reunion

Join other Dads and their sons (ages 13 and older) for this unique 40-year tradition: Men making a physical contribution to the on-going building of the camp, enabling fathers and sons to refocus, recalibrate and give thanks for the place God has used to impact so many lives. Open to all men. Men ages 13–18 must attend with their dad.  For more information, contact Jessica Riggs 224-512-1865


Volunteer on the medical team

Licensed physicians, RNs, LPNs, EMTs, or medical first responders can serve as on-call medics during Dads Camps and work weeks to ensure the safety and well-being of campers. For more information, contact Tim Vanden Bos 224-512-1940

Download "On This Holy Ground" on iTunes

Written and recorded as a tribute to Camp Paradise, this song not only encompasses the heart and soul of Camp, it declares God’s hand on it all. With lyrics like “There’s no other place where the stars outshine the sun” and “You met us here, You calmed our fears”, it is a honest compilation of the affect Camp Paradise has had on their family and many others.




Order the Camp Paradise Blend coffee to have a taste of Paradise at home.

This special blend of Central and South American coffees produces a medium body, richly satisfying cup. For every bag purchased, $5 is donated to Camp Paradise’s Building Fund. The Building Fund supports projects and improvements at Camp Paradise for future generations of campers, staff, and volunteers.




Since 1976, Camp Paradise has been self-supporting—built and maintained by volunteers and donors.