Camp Galilee is a United Methodist Camp located near El Dorado Springs, Missouri. We are one of four camp sites for the Missouri Annual Conference.
During the summer we offer a large variety of camps for all ages, different types of groups, and specific interest areas.
The camp is also used for various groups throughout the year for retreats, reunions, meetings, receptions, weddings, races, and team building.
Our year-round staff works hard to maintain our campsite along with providing our guests with Galilee's top notch hospitality. The executive staff at Galilee are continuously looking for new improvements we can make the Galilee that will make you, your group, or your children love this camp as much as we do.
During the summer our Galilee staff family grows to include an average of ten core staff members, four cooks and a photographer. Every year we look for hard-working, driven college students who want to dedicate their summer to serving at Galilee. Each individual must maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have a heart for servant leadership. If you want to make an impact with your service please examine the details of the core staff commitment in our contract and application.
Camp Galilee is part of the Missouri Annual Conference Camping and Retreat Ministry. The Missouri Annual Conference has four Camping and Retreat Ministry sites. With a variety of amenities, the centers are comfortable for groups of all ages and sizes. Utilize our facilities for your next Bible Study, Women's or Men's Retreat, Youth Rally, etc... To find out more, you can contact the sites directly or the Conference office.
We have many cabins to choose from. Find what works for your group.
Check the camp master calendar to see what date is works for us and for you.
Talk to Brad or Janet North about the details of your event and to get your contract.
We have listed tips about retreat planning at Galilee on our website.
Camp is a magical, friendly place visited by more than 1,000 campers and counselors each summer season. Galilee is proud of the diversity of camps we offer. Some camps are as large as 100 people and some as small as 10. Galilee offers specialized camps like archery, fishing, and sports. There is a good chance we have a camp that is a perfect fit for your camper.
Available on our full online website.
"The island has always been my favorite ever since I can remember. I was first saved there and found God and every year I have always found a reason to rededicate my life to Christ at that very spot."
" I had fun at the slip 'n' slide, shaving cream war, and worship time. Worship time on the last night was awesome! We got to have communion. Thank you every staff and counselor for etting us come to Camp Galilee and have a great time.
"I LOVED the nature where its quiet and to grow closer to God with quiet time and friends."
A drive through experience of Galilee illuminated in thousands of Christmas lights and decorations. All ages welcome! Price: Free (Donation requested)
Yeti Set Run is a 5k & 20k race. All Finishers receive a Finishers Medal! Also custom T-shirts will be provided for participants, along with a trophy for the overall finishers! Price: $20~5k & $40~20k (slight price increase closer to race) Register: www.active.com
Come and see Galilee at the WOW 2013 youth conference at the Springfield Expo Center. Our booth will have plenty of candy and maybe some freebies! Come support camp! This is an all day event
Ray Varner has been at Camp Gali- lee for 15 years, or since he first at- tended camp there in the third grade. At age 15 he be- came a counselor, then moved on to event director and core staff. He is now the assistant site director for Galilee. Varner graduated in May 2012 from Missouri State University with a degree in Physical Education K-12. He got en- gaged at camp, and then got married at camp August 4, 2012. This summer he rededicated his life to Jesus along- side of his wife Alexis and her little brother in the pool at Galilee. In 2008 Varner created a Christian running organization called Cross Country Mis- sions. He hosts fun runs to raise money for mission work around the country and world.
**If you are trying to view Race Results or Race information (Course Map, Elevation, etc) you will need to visit this website on your laptop.**
Ray Varner is not only Galilee's assistant director, he is (Crazyrunner4God) an endurance athlete who uses his God-given talent by competing in triathlons & marathons+ to raise money for mission work through Cross Country Missions.
Many of the Cross Country Missions races are held at Camp Galilee. (Yeti Set Run, Bigfoot's Legend, & Bigfoot's Revenge) The Forrest Gump Challenge is held closer to Springfield, Mo.