Great Oaks is a multi-purpose facility sitting on the bluffs above the Illinois River valley. Since 1972, Great Oaks has been serving the urban youth of Peoria, Illinois. Over the past three decades, we have provided a free week of camp to thousands of low-income youth. Great Oaks’ staff seeks to create a safe, rural atmosphere to demonstrate the love of God to children who are surrounded by drugs, gangs, and domestic violence in their everyday lives.
In addition to our work with youth-at-risk, our camp and retreat center serves hundreds of guests each year, from week-long camps to one-day teambuilding events. Churches, schools, and corporate groups are a regular part of our yearly calendar. Whatever the time of year, whatever the event, Great Oaks is ready to serve your needs.
To glorify the Lord Jesus Christ Great Oaks seeks to:
Great Oaks Doctrinal Statement