Outdoor Ministries

Discipleship & Outreach

Impact 2818 is a ministry of the Indiana Conference United Methodist Church [nonprofit 501(c)(3)]. Our programs and facilities serve and are welcoming to all people, regardless of church attendance or denominational affiliations.

“We make disciples for Jesus Christ by nurturing transformational Christ-centered communities.”

Our camping ministry has been blessed with 7 beautiful locations and thousands of acres of God’s creation. We will use those resources to help connect people to the transforming message of Jesus Christ.

Impact 2818 is a Local-Church-Centered-Ministry. People of all ages are seeking community and real relationships. Spending time together at camp can turn a group of acquaintances into a fellowship that will love, support and hold one another accountable. If that group continues to meet together, the community continues. The local church is the primary vehicle for fostering relationships and making disciples. Impact 2818 fosters development of relationships and groups by offering programs and facilities to church groups that keep communities together throughout the experience and beyond.

The Name Says It All...

A lot of people ask about the name Impact 2818; what it means and why we chose it. In short, it represents our goal and purpose. Matthew 28:18-20 is the Great Commission where as Christ followers, we are being sent into the world on Jesus’ authority to make God’s transforming love known. Our desire is to leave a legacy with each generation we get to encounter and that they would go forth impacting this world for the sake of Christ.


Core Values

  • We value mission – We are mission focused and purpose orientated. We learn, risk, and change. We demand quality and growth.
  • We value people – We value the lost and all who are seeking Christ. Physical, emotional, and spiritual safety is a necessary starting point.
  • We value community – We assist and encourage personal spiritual growth through relationships with fellow believers.
  • We value stewardship – We understand our role as a steward of all God’s blessings.

Impact 2818 Statement of Faith:

We believe that God has provided redemption for all people through His Son, Jesus Christ, and that He provides support and guidance for believers through the Holy Spirit. We believe that camping has biblical foundations, offering places to follow the example set by Christ and his disciples to withdraw from everyday life for spiritual reflection, and equips campers to apply Christian beliefs and actions to their daily lives.

Camp Facilities & Locations