Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us at any time!

About Mission Meadows

+What are the core values of Mission Meadows?
Camp Mission Meadows assists the evangelism and discipleship ministries of churches by providing year-round, Christ-centered camping and retreat facilities and programs for children, youth, adults, and families. Mission Meadows is owned and operated by the Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. We welcome all campers regardless of race, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.

+How do I get to Mission Meadows?
Camp Mission Meadows is located outside of Jamestown, New York on beautiful Lake Chautauqua. We’re 75 miles southwest of Buffalo, 140 miles east of Cleveland, and 170 miles from Pittsburgh. Find a map and directions here.

+What activities are available at camp?
There’s so much to do at camp! Some of the activities we have are sand volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, canoeing, sailing, soap slide, kayaking, low ropes course, 30-foot climbing wall, contemporary worship, campfires, engaging speakers, night hikes, carpet ball, nature swing, archery, cabin group devotionals, arts and crafts, camp store, big games, campouts, floor hockey, lacrosse, skits, frisbee golf, swimming…and that’s just the beginning!

Once You Get Home

+Where can I find photos and videos from my time at camp?
You can visit our photo gallery here. We’ll do our best to add photos as soon as we can from past events and weeks of camp.

+What does it mean to be a Christian when I'm home?
Our walk with Christ is a life-long journey and is lived no matter where we are or who we are with. In Matthew 22 when one of his disciples asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus summed it up by telling us to love God and to love others, just as we love ourselves. To do this, we need encouragement and fellowship with God and also with others who can support us as Christ-followers. Our life in God’s future and present kingdom is one that is best experienced through community and not alone.

+Where can I find people to encourage my walk with Christ?
Being able to connect with friends and mentors who can share life with you on your Christian journey is an important part of the Christian faith. We’d be happy to connect you with a church or a youth leader in your area. Please contact us at camp(at) or call the Covenant’s Youth Ministry Office at (773) 442-6576 so that we can help you find encouragement near where you live.

Your Week at Camp

+Can I stay in the same cabin with all of my friends?
When you register, you may request to be housed with one friend. The request should be mutual and each should have the other’s name on his/her registration form.

+What do I need to bring?
Learn more under the “What to Bring” tab in our Forms and Information page.

+I can't afford to come to camp. Are there scholarships available?
Financial assistance to attend Mission Meadows is available. We desire summer camp to be a possibility for all children. For consideration, please fill out the Camper Scholarship Form found here.