Summer Camp

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Camp Bennett’s summer camp program will not take place in 2019 while we work to improve all aspects of the camp program for the future.  We plan to re-open summer camp during the 2020 season with a revitalized program. 


Dear Mission friends,

For over 75 years, Central Union Mission has had the privilege of operating a residential summer camp program serving thousands of disadvantaged children. Our goal is to provide a camp experience that helps children hear the Gospel message while enjoying fun activities and experiencing nature.

In order to ensure that Camp Bennett both provides campers a great experience and is sustainable in the future, we are taking a year off to assess and improve our camp’s strategic plan, facilities and operations. During this temporary closure we will upgrade our program to better serve the children and families we minister to in the future. We plan to reopen Camp Bennett during the 2020 season with a revitalized program and refreshed facilities. We will update this website when we are open for camp rentals and able to provide information about summer camp. Until then, we’re unable to schedule any 2020 rentals or camp dates.

We regret any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause and hope you will continue to engage with us through the other opportunities the Mission offers. If you’re interested in supporting our other programs that support children and families, please click here.

Thank you to the families, children, counselors, volunteers, donors, churches and community stakeholders who’ve partnered with us over the years to make summer camp possible. We’re grateful for your support and hope you will keep Camp Bennett in your prayers.

If you have any questions, concerns or require additional information, please email us at or contact Deborah Chambers at 202-827-3078.

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