Our History

In 1970 land was purchased with the dream of one day starting a camp.  Various donors made it possible to purchase the original 90 acres.  After several years of cleaning brush by Pastor Herman Otten and his wife Grace, the camp was officially dedicated on November 18, 1973.

By the dedication in 1973, a chapel and lodge had been completed.  More than 50 volunteers would work at the camp during the first half of the 1970’s to complete these projects and start on the building of a dormitory.

In 1980, the pool was completed.  Besides the pool, Camp Trinity now has access to four lakes and Boeuf Creek which borders the camp on two sides.

Camp Trinity is a non-profit, 501c-3 independent Christian retreat center, not supported by any organization.  It  receives all its funds through camp use or donations.  During the first part of the 1990’s the camp was not able to provide adequate maintenance to its buildings.  After receiving a grant the camp was able to improve its bunkhouse.  The camp also updated some of its equipment, remodeled other buildings and purchased an additional  20 acres, with the help of donors and loans.  All of which are mostly paid off.

Starting in 1991, in which there were no campers, the camp has seen a rapid growth in the numbers of users.  Each year more and more people become aware the ministry at Camp Trinity.  Some come for a retreat, others come to serve and still others have a retreat and serve.  Their serving has helped make Camp Trinity what it is today and allows it to continue providing a facility for people of all ages to grow in Christ, the one true God.  Almost all of what you see has been funded by donations and constructed by volunteer labor.

Their help doesn’t stop at the camp boundary line.  Each year for the past several years Camp Trinity has brought many of these youth and adults into the surrounding community to help and visit the elderly and various other community efforts and historical sites.

As we have experienced, there is a tremendous need for a facility like Camp Trinity.  However, for the camp to continue operating in the 21st century, we will need continued support from our many users and financial support from those who see the importance of Camp Trinity’s outdoor ministry.


Make a Donation!

Your tax deductible donation to the ongoing work of Camp Trinity helps to further the mission of proclaiming the Saving Gospel of the Holy Trinity through the Glory of God’s Word and His Nature!

Our Wish List

Glassware and Coffee cups for St. Matthew Cabin

All Terrain Utility Vehicle

Adult and Child Sized Life Jackets

New or gently used commercial walk behind mower

3 aluminum canoes

Canoe paddles

Leaf Rakes


4×4 Long bed pickup truck

Bypass Loppers