Stronghold Center is a four-season conference, retreat, and camping center operated by the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our facilities include wilderness cabins, a camping area, dining and meeting rooms, and seven retreat houses, including our famous “castle”, able to accommodate 10 to 39 guests. Located in Oregon, Illinois, the beauty of nature exists in a variety of environments, all along bluffs overlooking the Rock River.
Founded in 1963, Stronghold Center proudly continues to provide a variety of Christian and secular programming and events. Our unique programming includes summer camps for ages 5-18, challenge courses, outdoor education, and a Confirmation retreat. Special events hosted by Stronghold include the Olde English Faire, Christmas at the Castle, and Enchanted Castle week. Stronghold Center is also a great location for one-day seminars, business meetings and professional development programs, banquets, company picnics, and family reunions!