• Let’s Visit!

    We would love to visit your community to share about the ministries of Camp Willow Run and Camp Willow Springs.  Now that we are serving campers at both camps, we have expanded opportunities to share the love of Jesus with young people in a unique way.  We welcome any opportunity to share at your church or with a group in your home.  Please contact Luke or Robbie if you would be interested in hosting an event.

  • The Warren Record’s Article about CWR

    The Warren Record recently ran an article about Camp Willow Run celebrating 45 years of ministry.  The article also shares about the exciting progress at Camp Willow Springs as we prepare “for a new generation of campers to arrive to develop summer memories of fun and friendship.”  Check out the article at www.warrenrecord.com.

  • 2012 Safety 1st Award!

    Camp Willow Run has once again received the Markel Safety 1st designation.  Michael Swain of Markel states, “Camps and clubs must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation.  They must have a proven safety record for at least three consecutive years, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs.  These facilities deserve to be recognized for keeping safety a top priority.”

  • Luke Newton promoted to position of Summer Camp Director

    We are pleased to announce the promotion of Luke Newton to the position of Summer Camp Director.  Luke began serving in this new role effective January 1, 2012.  He joined the Camp Willow Run full-time staff in August of 2008 in the position of Associate Director of Summer Camp.  Luke is experienced in all areas of our summer camp program and has exhibited strong leadership skills.  He graduated from Southeastern College at Wake Forest with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and served on summer staff for five summers.

  • Storm Update

    On Tuesday, August 23, we felt the earthquake from the Louisa epicenter just north of Richmond, Virginia.  There was no damage at camp from the mild tremors felt here, but it was unsettling.  Then Hurricane Irene arrived on the North Carolina coast on Saturday, impacting all of the coastal and inland regions within four hours of the beaches in our State, as it moved up the eastern seaboard. Amazingly, Camp Willow Run sustained no damage to buildings, no flooding, and minimal challenges.  We had loss of power until Monday, but the emergency generator kept our dining hall equipment and water well operational.  To be expected, debris was everywhere and we…

  • Challenge Course Safety Certification

    Associate Director Jeremy Davis recently completed the Level II Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification in compliance with the standards set forth by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). This training, administered by Signature Research Inc, included facilitation and management practices, in addition to safety policies, on a wide range of challenge course elements. His certification demonstrates the commitment of Camp Willow Run to maintain a safe and enjoyable adventure recreation program while also staying current on industry standards and practices.

  • A Word From the Executive Director – February Edition

    Recently, as I opened an envelope, there was a small, bright yellow sheet of stationery wrapped around a gift for Camp Willow Springs.  A gracious gift from a young couple was enclosed with a message written by the wife: “CWR has always meant so much to me and hope one day my kids will be able to attend.  Here is something to help God’s plan for advancement in His kingdom.  Thanks for all you do!” We praise God for the influence camp had in the life of this young woman, now a wife and mother.  I am so touched by the reason for this gift. * “CWR has always meant…