The FARM @ Connect

Our Mentoring Program “The FARM” has launched!
The goal of this program is building relationships, building social and emotional skills, and spiritual investment in each participant. The primary objective is to meet each participant where he/she is and work towards healthy, connected relationships with our animals, each other, and God.
Why are we calling this program The FARM?
We want each participant to know that through Jesus, he/she is FREED from sin. That by accepting Jesus, he/she is ADOPTED into God’s family. We want to then help each participant grow in their relationship and become ROOTED in Christ. And then through the program, we want our participants to grow in their knowledge of the impact they have on our world and be MATURED to serve.
We have a couple groups formed and meeting. We have more participants on a “waiting” list as we await more applications to come in to best pair groups together. This program is for children and teens in Kindergarten – 12th grade.
If this is something that you are interested in for your child, or you know someone that may be interested, please pass this along! You can find more information and apply here:
If you have any questions/concerns please email Katie at:

Investing in Eternities

Join our support team.  We need Prayer Warriors, Volunteers, Financial Partners, and Mentors!
Gifts can be given by sending a check to:
7007 E. 117th Ave. Crown Point, IN 46307
by clicking the link below

CONNECT Christian Camp & Retreat Center is a nonprofit day camp, summer camp and church retreat facility located in Northwest Indiana.

CONNECT Christian Camp and Retreat Center is a Kingdom focused non-for-profit organization that believes in building lasting relationships with churches and their followers. As a Christian network within the Northwest Indiana community, our family first motto has shaped all that we say and do.

If you are looking for a wholesome camp environment for your child or teen, then look no further. Our affordable day camps and summer camps are sponsored by individual churches for children between the ages of five and eighteen. Each of our camps are structured for fun, safety and worship, and boast activities like swimming, soccer, canoeing, basketball, and so much more.

We’ve worked incredibly hard to create an environment in which families and their children are joyful to return to year after year. Our dedication to the community is why we work to continually improve our campers’ experiences.

For a memorable summer they’ll never forget, sign your child or teen up for any of CONNECT Christian Camp’s day camps or summer camps.

Need a retreat space for your church or group?

CONNECT Christian Camp & Retreat Center is Chicagoland’s perfect place to hold your group event. Our team will work with your group to help establish an environment in which you can accomplish your goals.

We have a number of retreat facility options available for your church group no matter the size. We offer conference rooms and catering, and of course overnight lodging facilities for longer retreats. 

  • I attended camp when it was LRCA years ago and remember it to be a place to build lasting friendships and memories. My experiences there helped nurture the relationship I currently have with my Lord and Savior. - Sherri G.   
  • I used to attend back in the mid 90's when I was in Junior High/High School. Some of my fondest summer memories happened at LRCA! To this day, I am still in contact with many people I attended camp with. It has built lifelong friendships, and a lifelong faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Although I no longer live around LRCA, I pray that my children will one day attend a summer camp as wonderful as Connect Christian Camp & Retreat Center! -Drew L.   
  • We love Camp LRCA! Our kids always come home from camp with great stories about what they've experienced and learned. From "family groups" to swimming, 9 square, archery tag, ga-ga ball and more - it's all good! -Christine C. G.