A Very Important Update on Kirkwood Camp:
It is with a heavy heart the Kirkwood Camp Board of Directors along with the Philadelphia Presbytery announce the decision to close the Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center permanently. This was not an easy decision to make after 60 years of providing a Christian camping experience for generations of youth.
For 60 years, campers have been coming to Kirkwood to make new friends, to try new things, to build their faith in God, and to learn more about themselves in our beautiful outdoor environment. Our ongoing mission has always been to build bridges connecting kids to each other, to the creation we so desperately need to understand and care for, and to learn to love a God that has always known and loved them.
The Board met many times over the last year trying to create a plan that would keep the camp open. With the presence of COVID, the financial loss of two camping seasons and the loss of key contributions, the board, after much prayer and introspection, reached the difficult decision that the camp would need to close.
We would like thank all of the campers, counselors and churches that have let us be a part of their lives and ministries. We would also like to thank our Interim Director, Ford Behne, for his work during this extremely difficult time. We wish Ford the best of luck in his future endeavors.
The Kirkwood Camp Board of Directors highly recommends all families wishing to send their children to a Christian based summer cap to explore Johnsonburg Camp and Conference Center. Johnsonburg is an exceptional camp with impressive amenities and is only 20 minutes from Kirkwood.