Welcome to Waycross
Waycross is a summer camp and year-round conference center. We welcome groups that seek leadership development, spiritual growth or educational advancements. Everything from afternoon meetings to weekend conferences to week long retreats. We have a variety of living and meeting spaces. Additionally, we offer team building exercises with the use of our climbing wall, zip line, and low rope courses along with many other activities.
We host groups from Butler University, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Marian University, Kiwanis International, Jesuit Volunteer Corp, Alpha Kappa Psi, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Baha'i School, Indy Bar Association, quilting groups, Extension Homemakers, and parish and vestry retreats for churches in the Diocese.
Waycross offers a residential Christian based summer camp that has been a cherished tradition since 1957. We host a variety of camps for kids from the ages of 7-17!
We balance long standing Waycross Camp traditions with new and interactive activities each session. All of Waycross' camp programs include opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including: canoeing, archery, swimming, dance, singing, nature, arts & crafts and more.
Host Your Event
We would love to become a part of your community, host your retreat or event here! We have multiple housing options and plenty of space for meetings and exploring. Our rate is per day per person and that includes: three meals, initial meeting room set up and overnight accommodations.
We have many events throughout the year we would like to give you the opportunity to attend. These events range from quiet and informative retreats to Spring/Fall Conference for youth grades 6-12. Click below to see our events and register!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Speaks at Waycross to ECCC Group
During the annual conference of the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers organization at Waycross, Presiding Bishop Curry delivered the keynote address. He says Episcopal camps and conference centers provide a context for “contemporary monastic formation.” He challenges us to lead the way!
Coral J. Hamlin, 64, of Trafalgar, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born to the late James and Barbara (Bielby) Hamlin in New York.
Coral was a librarian for the Brown County School District for 13 years. She was a member of the St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom. Coral dedicated her time to the Episcopal youth ministries and was the former Camp Director at Waycross.
Coral came to Waycross when she was just 9 years old and has been a part of the Waycross and Episcopal community ever since.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for April 27, 2019 at Waycross Camp & Conference Center. Brunch will be served at 10:00, with her memorial service at 12. An ash-spreading ceremony will follow. Feel free to wander the grounds for as long as you like.
UPDATE ON WAYNICK WELCOME CENTER: Waycross is delighted to be the sight designated to honor Bishop Cate Waynick and her time and service in the Diocese. Work is underway to transform the Conference Center front building as the “Waynick Welcome Center” with upgrades and improvements to the way folks arrive at the Center, including signage, parking, lobby, offices, and public spaces. Work should be completed by the end of this year and will make Waycross more welcoming to all who come here.
—October 15, 2018
Finally got a beautiful spring day to install the directional arrows on the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers Signpost at Waycross! This brings so many happy memories of sharing time with our peers. Dave Johann did most of the work, while I carried most of the conversation! —David Ramsey, Executive Director 2019