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.

Upon completion of the chapel, we turned our eyes to infrastructure and growth. In the coming years, we will be expanding our dining hall, building new camper, staff, and volunteer shower house and cabins, a new medical clinic, second pole barn, and expanding our solar power system. These projects are made possible through generous donations and volunteers.

How you can contribute to Camp Paradise:
        1.  Mark your story and memories with an engraved brick in
our vision patio
2.  Give to capitol building expenses 
3.  Donate tools or equipment
4.  Give to our scholarship fund so that people who need
assistance to attend camp can receive it
5.  Offer up your time by serving at a work week or by
attending Men’s Reunion 


If you wish to contribute, write a check to Camp Paradise. Drop it off in the offering or mail to: Camp Paradise, Willow Creek Church, 67 E. Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010 or send an email.

Other Ways to Contribute:

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. Get your bag here

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 for our updated equipment list.

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 224-512-2199 

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. Find it here.



Learn more about Camp Paradise:

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

Volunteer for a fall 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

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