Owned and operated by Youth Camps for Christ, Inc., Camp Willow Run and Camp Willow Springs are non-profit, interdenominational Christian camps and retreat centers, located on beautiful Lake Gaston near Littleton, NC.
Built on a unique railroad theme, Camp Willow Run began in 1968 as a day camp and opened as a co-ed residential camp in the summer of 1970. Exciting weeks aboard the "good ol' Gospel train" are available during the summer months for the general public to send their children and youth. Church groups can also hold their own camping programs during designated weeks. Camp Willow Run hosts Christian groups for a retreat ministry from September through May.
CWR has 22 boxcars, a 1911 Bladwin locomotive, a caboose, a replica 1890 depot dining hall, administration center, gymnasium, and camp store. Our meeting facilities with seating capacity are as follows: The Crossing (capacity of 220), The Junction (capacity of 90), and Lakeside (capacity of 40).
Camp Willow Springs opened for summer camp for the first time in 2014 and can currently house 80 campers. The CWS facilities include a swimming pool, jumping pillow, octo-ball pit, meeting room (capacity of 275), and four duplex dormitories.
The three-fold purpose of CWR and CWS is to win young people to Christ, help mature those who are already Christians and demonstrate that you can be a Christian and have fun. Our program is available to rising 3rd-12th grade students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, limited disabilities, or religious preference.
Find more information about Camp Willow Run at www.campwillowrun.org. Find out more information about Camp Willow Springs at www.campwillowsprings.org.