"Making Disciples of Jesus Christ..."

Oil Belt Christian Service Camp is a religious organization that was started in 1946 with a few tents and a desire to impact young people for Jesus Christ. 2016 was our 70th year serving the South-East region of Illinois. The board of directors are comprised of people from the area's Christian Church / Church of Christ Congregations. We are affiliated with the Restoration Movement, in following the directives from God in the New Testament for His people, the Church.


Our mission has always been  

"Making Disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching of God's Word."


Oil Belt is a year-round facility governed by a board of directors made up of members of supporting Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Each week of camp is staffed by dedicated Christian men and women being examples and building relationships according to the Truth found in God's Word, the Bible. 

All of our adult faculty are processed thorough a background check.

Along with your child having fun and meeting great Christian friends, each week of camp will have emphasis on Biblical teaching, Salvation through Jesus Christ, Scripture memorization, and Worship.