Camp Akita



Welcome to the Camp Akita Website!

CAMP AKITA is a Christian Retreat Center along the Spoon River in Central Illinois. Owned and operated by the Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and is available for use by members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the community. 

The camp has facilities for:

  1. Summer camp 

  2. Seminars

  3. Retreats

  4. Family reunions

  5. Weddings. 

Formerly the Fellheimer Scout Reservation, a Christian atmosphere is provided where every camper will experience safety, recreation, fellowship, and unforgettable fun! 


Camp Akita

1684 Knox Rd 1200 N

Gilson IL 61436-9430

Phone: (309) 876-2060

Fax: (309) 876-2061

Staff Email

Camp Akita Wish List


At Camp Akita in order to fulfill our mission of providing a place of discovery, rest and retreat for all ages, we are in need of some very important tools. Some of them we need this year, and some we are preparing for.

Here is our wish list for 2016.

Picnic tables

2. Financial donations needed: 

Worthy Camper: This fund is for those children who would like to come to camp but cannot afford to.
Replacement of the blob.  The current blob was purchased in 2006 and needs to be replaced due to holes, and thinning material. 
Expansion of the Climbing wall to become a high ropes course.
Replacement of the current Polaris Rangers all-terrain vehicles, which are the workhorses of our program. These vehicles are now 8 years old and in need of replacement. Out of 3 we have only one that is working and reparable.

If you are interested in donating and have questions, please call the Illinois Conference Youth Ministries office at 630-856-2857, or email us at



JUNE 1-8, 2016: Come be a missionary at Camp Akita!

This will be a work-bee where your gifts and talents can be utilized to get the camp ready for the summer season.  We are looking for skilled individuals who could offer a week of their time for hard morning work, and fun evening play.

For More information, CLICK HERE, or contact Jaime Daum at


Camp 2016