About Us

Christ in the Center. Kids at the Heart. Fun for All.

 

Our Story

The camp was established in 1954 on an eighty-acre tract of land donated by the Harold Nebel family of High Hill. The camp was originally  established by fifteen churches in eastern Missouri due to overcrowding at other Missouri camps. The desire was to not only have needed space, but to have a camp that was easily accessible to area churches. In our first summer, we hosted 105 campers and 20 volunteer faculty in tents.

The camp now has a large dining/meeting lodge, a retreat center (with another under construction), three log cabins, a dorm, various outdoor meeting areas, a pool, lake, and other recreation activities, and is constructing a multi-purpose building.

We are currently serving around 50 member churches and host over 1,000 campers and an additional 200 volunteer faculty every summer.  Additionally, the camp has become a facility that can be used year-round for retreats and rentals.

God is using High Hill as a place of fellowship in nature for many people every year.

Our Mission

High Hill Christian Camp exists to provide facilities and programming where youth, adults, and families encounter Jesus.

Our Vision

High Hill Christian Camp seeks to keep CHRIST in the center of everything we do.

CHALLENGING
– Equipping the next generation of Christians
– Providing a life-changing experience
– Dynamic growth physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
HAVEN
– Safe and Secure
– Encountering Jesus
– Hospitable
– Disconnecting from the noise
REVELENT
– Fun and Engaging
– Camper-focused
– Cutting edge and culturally aware
INTEGRITY
– Biblical foundation
– Christ-centered
– Authentically honest, vulnerable, and humble
SERVANTHOOD
– Leadership
– Passionate
– Stewardship
– Excellence
TOGETHER
– Extension of local churches
– Equip and partner with local ministries
– Relationship building both individually and church-wide
– Engagement opportunities through outreach, volunteerism, and missions/ministry

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Our Team

High Hill Camp employs several year-round employees in addition to part-time staff and volunteer faculty during the summer.

JOHN HANCOCK

JOHN HANCOCK

Executive Director

John is head of the full and part-time staff. He is also in charge of public relations/church visits, fundraising, programming, and long-range planning. John began serving at High Hill in January 2016.

Cell Phone: 636-466-0582
Office Phone: 636-585-2262
Email: director@highhillcamp.org

MELISSA STEPHENSON

MELISSA STEPHENSON

Guest Services Manager

Melissa coordinates all our retreats, oversees our kitchen for both retreats and summer camp, and assists with summer programming. Melissa began serving at High Hill in April 2024.

Office Phone: 636-585-2262
Email: retreats@highhillcamp.org

CHARLIE STEPHENSON

CHARLIE STEPHENSON

Programming Director

Charlie works with Lori to plan summer camp, helps with camp maintenance, and assists with public relations/church visits, fundraising, programming, and long-range planning. Charlie began serving at High Hill in April 2024.

Cell Phone: 636-3593854
Office Phone: 636-585-2262
Email: program@highhillcamp.org

BRIAN GLORE

BRIAN GLORE

Facilities Manager

Brian oversees the daily upkeep and maintenance of the camp, assists with improvements, manages paintball for camp and retreats, and assists with retreats and church visits.  Brian began serving at High Hill in May 2017.

Cell Phone: 314-852-8051
Office Phone:
 636-585-2262
Email: brian@highhillcamp.org

LORI HANCOCK

LORI HANCOCK

Office Manager

Lori assists with summer programming, manages our office, and handles all things promotion. Lori began serving at High Hill in January 2016.

Cell Phone: 636-466-0292
Office Phone: 636-585-2262
Email: office@highhillcamp.org

Our Board of Trustees

High Hill Camp is advised by a Board of Trustees made up of members of our partner churches.

Nick Borcherding

President

Nick attends First Christian Church Washington

SHAWN HUCKABA

Trustee

Shawn attends Harvester Christian Church (Troy)

BEN HARRIS

Trustee

Ben is on staff at Greentree Christian Church

MARK WALTERS

Vice President

Mark attends Harvester Christian Church (St. Charles)

BRANDON HAMMOND

Trustee

Brandon is on staff at O’Fallon Christian Church

RANDY DIEBEL

Sabbatical Leave

Randy is on staff at Wentzville Christian Church

DONNA MYERS

Treasurer

Donna attends First Christian Church Washington

JASON PIERSON

Trustee

Jason is an elder at High Hill Christian Church

what we believe

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). The Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). While all persons have worth in God’s eyes, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). According to the Bible, the forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to all who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16). Becoming a Christian involves repenting of sins, confessing faith in Jesus Christ, and being baptized into Him (Romans 10:9Acts 2:38). The church is the body of Christ and exists on earth to save the lost and to edify the saved and is empowered in this task by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-16). One day, Jesus Christ will return to earth for His church and He will reign forever as Lord of Lords and King of Kings (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

CONTACT US

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High Hill Christian Camp & Retreat Center

Phone

636-585-2262

Address

20 Camp Lane
High Hill, MO 63350