Macomb Local News

Jensen Camp Foundation is continuing its effort to re-open as a non-denominational Christian camp. Jensen Woods Camp, which is located near Timewell, IL in Brown County, has been closed since 2015.


The 550 acre camp was sold to a St. Louis developer last month by the Illinois Great River Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to owning, operating and endowing Jensen Woods Camp “for the next 100 years,” according to a release. It has launched a first phase Capital Campaign fund raiser, seeking $500,000 to re-open the camp by August 2018.


The Foundation is holding an informational meeting Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Quincy Mall Community Room. Additionally, a number of upcoming fundraisers have been announced.


The Foundation is selling T-shirts for $15, that can be ordered by calling (217) 773-2491. There will also be a Pancake Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Quincy on Saturday, June 9 from 8-10 a.m. $5 will get all-you-can eat pancakes, bacon and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the number above. 


The largest fundraiser will be held at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 23, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Lunch will be served by the Corn Dog Stand of Mt. Sterling. Musical entertainment will be offered. A wall of Jensen pictures and testimonials will be displayed, and there will be cotton candy, popcorn, a bake sale, kids’ games, petting zoo, silent auction and a live auction at 2 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded to registered children every half hour. Admission is free, and all activities are offered for a free-will offering. The Foundation is looking for volunteers for this event. 


For more information on Jensen Woods Camp and the Jensen Camp Foundation, visit You can also get in touch with the Foundation via email and Facebook