Camp Reveal

Where heaven comes down

Want to learn how you can make an impact in the life of a Tri-State child? Or are you looking for a beautiful, rural setting for your upcoming event? Look no further than Camp Reveal, where lasting memories are made every day!
Camp Reveal

Camp Reveal

It was the first time I was able to go camping. My favorites were the nature hikes and the zip line!– Julia S.

Camp Reveal Where “Heaven Comes Down”

Owned and operated by the Evansville Rescue Mission, Camp Reveal is our year-round, 105 acre camping and retreat facility located just ten miles north of Evansville.

 

Our campground facilities can accommodate up to 130 campers in air-conditioned comfort. With the freedom to program your own camp or retreat weekend, along with our staff support, Camp Reveal is the ideal location for your next event.

 

The camp is secluded enough to provide your group with a quiet solitude that lends itself to a one of a kind camping and retreat experience. Our retreat and conference facilities are perfect for family reunions, school camps, retreats, business meetings, worship gatherings and much more.

 

**Please keep in mind that Camp Reveal is an alcohol-free campground. Alcohol is prohibited in any of Camp Reveal’s facilities and on Camp property.

 

To reserve a facility or day/evening at Camp Reveal, please click here.

 

For a much more thorough description of Camp Reveal’s history and what it has to offer as a camping and retreat center, please click through the tabs below:

Summer Camp Mission: To provide camping opportunities for Tri-State disadvantaged youth living at or below the federal poverty line during the summer.

 

Where:

Camp Reveal  is located at: 1042 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd., Evansville, IN 47725.

 

When:

2017 Summer Camp Dates:

  • 8-9 year olds: July 24-27
  • 10-11 year olds: July 5-8
  • 12-13 year olds (girls): June 26-29
  • 12-13 year olds (boys): June 29- July 2

 

Activities Include:

Bible studies, arts & crafts, chapel service, archery, swimming, nature hikes, zip lines, canoe & kayak races, rock climbing wall, disc golf and more!

 

What To Bring:

  • Clothes and swim clothes for all week
  • A couple pairs of shoes
  • Toiletries & sun block
  • Bible (if you have one)

 

** If you have any questions or would like more information on Camp Reveal’s rental options or availability, do not hesitate to contact Mary Kochersperger at 812.421.3800 or at mary.kochersperger@ermstaff.org. Thank you for your interest in Camp Reveal!

ERM’s Day Camp’s mission: ERM encourages personal and spiritual growth in each participating child (between the ages of five and twelve years-old) by providing an excellent program facilitated by nurturing and highly-trained staff. Anchored in this safe and supportive community, each Day Camper will have fun, will acquire new skills, will feel valued for who they are, and will develop a sense of belonging.

 

Parents, are you ready?

 

It is never too early to start thinking about ERM’s Day Camp program at Camp Reveal (1042 East Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47725)!

 

This year, Camp Reveal will have the following affordable prices, which includes a $50 registration fee:

  • 5-Day Camp – $110/week
  • 4-Day Camp – $95/week
  • 3-Day Camp – $80/week
  • 2-Day Camp – $55/week

 

Activities Include:

  • Devotional Time
  • Games
  • Singing, Stories, and Snack Time
  • Swim Time
  • Zip Lining
  • BB Guns
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Gaga Ball
  • And More

 

** If you have any questions or would like more information on Camp Reveal’s rental options or availability, do not hesitate to contact Mary Kochersperger at 812.421.3800 or at mary.kochersperger@ermstaff.org. Thank you for your interest in Camp Reveal!

 

*** Children can be dropped off at Camp Reveal’s Heston Hall as early as 6:30 a.m. and can be picked up as late as 6 p.m.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information on Camp Reveal’s rental options or availability, do not hesitate to contact Mary Kochersperger at 812.421.3800 or at mary.kochersperger@ermstaff.org. Thank you for your interest in Camp Reveal!

Building Rental Options

Dining Hall only 0-4 hrs: $70; 4-8 hrs: $130; 8-12 hrs: $200
Dining Hall w/other blds. 0-4 hrs: $50; 4-8 hrs: $100; 8-12 hrs: $150
Pavilion and Grounds 0-4 hrs: $130; 4-8 hrs: $265; 8-12 hrs: $400
Conference Room 0-4 hrs: $90; 4-8 hrs: $185; 8-12 hrs: $275
West Lodge (currently girls’ dorm) $250/night
East Lodge (currently boys’ dorm) $225/night
Chapel & Parking $400/day
Water Front $100/hour (+ lifeguard fee)

 

Zip Line

1-Hour Wet OR Dry Line Usage $10/Person (+ Certified Activity & Lifeguard Fees)

*Price Increases an additional $5/person for each additional hour.

 

Rental Packages

Extreme Outdoor Birthday Party (3 hours)
2 hours and 15 minutes filled with choice of two activities
45 minutes in dining hall
$450.00
Swimming Party (3 hours)
2 hours and 15 minutes swimming
45 minutes under covered area by lake or dining hall
$400.00
Hayride and Bonfires (3-5 hours)
Include Hayride and Bonfire
$8 / Person
Movie Night Spectacular (3-4 hours)
We provide 15 ft. screen with projector under pavilion & Popcorn!
$10 / Person

Click here to download a PDF of our Camp Reveal Rentals

 

**Please keep in mind that Camp Reveal is an alcohol-free campground.

Alcohol is prohibited in any of Camp Reveal’s facilities and on Camp property.

 

** If you have any questions or would like more information on Camp Reveal’s rental options or availability, do not hesitate to contact Mary Kochersperger at 812.421.3800 or at mary.kochersperger@ermstaff.org. Thank you for your interest in Camp Reveal!

The Phil & Edna Heston Recreation Hall, also known as “Heston Hall”

Square Footage: 1,200 square feet

 

Amenities: Heating & air conditioning, restrooms, kitchenette (stove, refrigerator & deep sink), fireplace, sound system and PowerPoint adaptability

 

Multi-purpose building used for: Day Camp (limited based on availability), before- & after-school care (limited based on availability), banquets, wedding receptions, holiday dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, church services (can accommodate praise & worship) and youth lock-ins.

 

East Dormitory

Amenities: This is a two-story building containing a large common area that can be used for meeting space, games, and other activities.

 

Used for: Overnight sleeping quarters for males

Dining Hall

Amenities: Full commercial kitchen, one restroom fireplace and heating & air conditioning

 

Used for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner for our camping programs, family reunions, birthday parties, anniversary dinners, wedding receptions and holiday dinners

 

West Dormitory

Amenities: One story, enclosed porch, additional meeting space in lobby, 2 separate dormitory wings with community restroom within each shelter wing and heating & air conditioning, and a fireplace.

 

Used for: Overnight sleeping quarters for females and males (females and males are required to sleep in separate dormitory wings)

 

Rick and Julie Alvis Conference Center

Square Footage: 1,344 square feet (48 x 28)

 

Amenities: Heating & air conditioning, handicap-accessible restroom, sound system and PowerPoint adaptability

 

Multi-purpose building used for: Meetings, video presentations, praise & worship, skits/dramas

 

New Bethel Chapel

Square Footage: 300 square feet (20 x 15)

 

Amenities: parking lot (can accommodate 60 vehicles) and gravel walk-way leading up to chapel, fireplace

 

Used for: Weddings, baby dedications and church services

 

 

**Please keep in mind that Camp Reveal is an alcohol-free campground. Alcohol is prohibited in any of Camp Reveal’s facilities and on Camp property.

 

** If you have any questions or would like more information on Camp Reveal’s facilities, do not hesitate to contact Mary Kochersperger by phone at 812.421.3800 (Ex. 1219) or by email. Thank you for your interest in Camp Reveal!

Since its inception, Camp Reveal has been a place of rest and relaxation. Dr. Ernest “Pappy” Reveal, founder of the Evansville Rescue Mission, literally prayed it into existence. In 1925, Pappy Reveal saw a need for a camp where hundreds of mothers and children could go to get away from the worries of the world, be fed and most of all be taught the principles of Christian living and receive the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

In 1927, the dream became a reality when the Mission purchased land north of Evansville to establish Camp Reveal. The land was purchased for $1.00 an acre, and included a large old house and two barns on 107 acres of land. The barns would later become the Tabernacle and boy’s dorm. During Pappy’s life, the camp remained a place used exclusively by mothers and their children for Mission programs. After Pappy’s death in 1959, mothers no longer felt the need of the services that Camp Reveal provided considering there was a greater need for more diverse social service programs.

 

After a brief period when the camp was not used, Mission directors decided to make two major changes in programming that still exist to this day. First, the target group for services changed to serve children from low income families. Children, ages 8-13, from throughout the Tri-State, were given the opportunity to spend one of three free weeks at Camp Reveal, playing and swimming but most of all hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Secondly, the camp was renovated and marketed to attract church & business groups as well as families, to hold summer camps, retreats and other activities on the campgrounds, thereby providing additional income to support our free Summer Camp program.

Camp Reveal is in need of the following items on an ongoing basis:

  • Basketballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Whiffle balls and Whiffle Ball Bats
  • Jump Ropes
  • Sunscreen
  • Various Arts & Crafts
  • Canoes/Kayaks/Paddleboats
  • Volunteer Groups For Camp Reveal Projects (contact Sara Scott at 812.962.6703 or by e-mail if you’re interested in volunteering as a group).

 

*** If you would like to donate any of these items, please drop off your donations to our ERM Donation Center (421 E. Sycamore St., Evansville, IN 47713) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thank you for your generosity toward Camp Reveal!

Get Involved at Camp!

With ERM’s Camp Reveal being open year-round, opportunities to serve are ever-increasing! Please consider making a monetary contribution, volunteering, or donating a needed item or two for Camp Reveal.

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