Woodland Christian Camp is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts and donations are tax-deductible. You may donate on-line or send your gifts to: 

Woodland Christian Camp

90 Woodland Camp Rd. Temple, GA 30179

The actual cost for Summer Camp runs close to twice the amount of our fees. We do this in order to make Woodland available to as many individuals as possible! In order to accomplish this, Woodland receives donations from churches, ministries, businesses, individuals and households. There are many opportunities for giving: 

  • Monthly Donor: Become a mission partner with Woodland by setting up recurring monthly donations!
  • One Time Gifts: Your contribution to Woodland Camp is given as a one-time gift to any area of our program you choose or to the general fund for monthly operating expenses. 
  • Camp Scholarship Fund: If you are interested in sending a camper to Woodland, you can contact your local church or our Camp Office.  
  • Sponsor a Summer Staff: You can help a Summer Staff by providing a portion of his/her mission salary for the summer. Your help will enable Woodland to provide more funding directly toward programming for young people. Woodland generously provides housing and food, as well as a portion of a Summer Staff's base salary. Please contact the camp office for more information.

Directions & Map

map Woodland Facility/Retreat Map

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  • Driving from Atlanta:
    Woodland Camp is located 40 miles west of Atlanta on I-20. Take I-20 West to Temple, Exit 19. Turn left onto Highway 113 South. Travel 1.3 miles to Lovell Road. Turn right on Lovell Road. Go 1 mile to Woodland Camp Road and turn left. The camp entrance will be on the left after 200 yards. 
  • Driving from Birmingham:
    Take I-20 East to Temple, Georgia Exit 19. Turn right onto Highway 113 South. Travel 1.3 miles to Lovell Road. Turn right on Lovell Road. Go 1 mile to Woodland Camp Road and turn left. The camp entrance will be on the left after 200 yards. 
  • Driving from Carrollton:
    From the junction of Highways 27 and 113, take Highway 113 North for 8 miles (just before mile marker #8) to Lovell Road. Turn left on Lovell Road. Go 1 mile to Woodland Camp Road and turn left. The camp entrance will be on the left after 200 yards.

Our Mission & History

Located in the rolling hills of West Georgia, Woodland Christian Camp & Retreat Center is the perfect place to get away from the pressures of everyday life. Woodland's wooded setting and beautiful lake combine to create an environment that encourages reflection and relaxation. For people of all ages it is a refuge for recreation and renewal, a place to find balance. Woodland is a special place.

Woodland Christian Camp & Retreat Center exists to provide opportunities for Christian growth in a natural setting. In order to fulfill our mission, we host summer camp programs for young people and provide retreat facilities for churches, ministries and non profit groups; we also host and/or lead leadership training programs for the larger community, where Christian principles are taught and/or modeled.

Woodland Christian Camp, Inc. was established in 1969 as a non-profit ministry of Christian Camping and is sponsored by a group of Christian Churches in Georgia and Alabama. The legacy of Woodland's leaders cast a vision of excellence in facilities and programming. From that beginning, Woodland has grown into a multifaceted ministry, four camps on one 120 acre site, a challenge ropes course, and a popular retreat location for many different types of groups. Over 11,000 people a year enjoy the unique facilities of Woodland.

The original property, located on 44 acres in Temple, Georgia, was purchased in order to provide a place for Christian youth of the Atlanta metropolitan area to camp, retreat, and fellowship. That first summer of camp hosted 487 campers.

With increases in campers and usages, leaders of Woodland Christian Camp realized the need for full-time management. In 1971, Earl and Mary Alice Hobson were hired to fulfill this need. The camp continued to grow at a steady pace, and in 1980, Joey and Cindy Westbrook were brought on staff to direct administration and finance.

In 1982, 56 acres were purchased for the construction of a second camp. An eight-acre lake was the first item completed. In addition, land was cleared for the Woodland Junction camp. The development of this railroad theme camp was aided by the donation of twelve box cars by Southern Railway, Inc. The camp came on-line in 1988.

The challenge course, a high and low ropes course, was added to the facilities in 1993 to enhance camp programming. During the 90's, the camp continued a steady growth which resulted in additional staff and facilities.

In 2000, the camp purchased an additional eighteen acres of land, bringing Woodland's total acreage up to 120. Construction for Woodland's Heritage Camp began in November of 2004. The first Heritage Camp use was in May of 2005. Additional Heritage cabins were added over the following ten years, so Woodland's capacity increased to over 400 beds. Woodland completed construction on a multipurpose gymnasium in 2007. The facility houses full court basketball and three meeting rooms.


My child has diagnosed food allergies. How can Woodland accommodate his/her needs?

Unfortunately the manufacturers don't always list all food ingredients on our packaging, so we heir on the side of safety. Guests with food allergies or strict dietary requirements can eat what they're able to from the serving line and bring additional items to supplement with our menu. Guests will have access to a refrigerator/freezer and microwave in the dining room, so heat/serve items should be sent. If your child needs help with preparations, leader(s) from your child's church/group will need to provide assistance. Because of health regulations, guests will not have access to an oven or stove-top. Please be sure to label all of your child's food with his/her name and the group/church name. Summer Camp menus are available under the Summer Camp section of this site. Retreat menus (August - May) are sent to the group leaders about one week prior to arrival, so please contact your leader for this information. 

Our group would like to schedule an event at Woodland. However, we do not have group liability insurance. Does Woodland require insurance coverage?

We HIGHLY recommend that all groups have general liability insurance (even if you don't own/rent a building). This is especially important to protect your ministry/organization from accidents, lawsuits, or disasters. Woodland does require a certificate of group liability insurance and/or individual liability release waivers for all of your attendees (depending on your event). Please consult with our staff at the time of booking to determine what will be required of your group. 

My church/group is having a Retreat at Woodland (August - May). What should I bring for our weekend stay?

+ Twin size bedding & pillow Toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.)
+ Towel & washcloth Sports wear & tennis shoes (required if Ropes Course activities are scheduled)
+ Pajamas Bag for dirty clothes
+ Prescriptions/Medications taken regularly (consult with your group leader for any special instructions)
+ Completed Woodland release form (may be required depending on your group/church insurance coverage; required for Ropes Course activities)
+ Consult with your group leader or refer to registration information from your church/organization for any other items (spending money, medical information, etc.) 

Is it okay to bring our dog while staying on-site or while dropping off/picking up our child?

Because of health codes and possible medical allergies of other guests, Woodland has a no pet policy, so please leave your favorite furry creatures at home.


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October 29, 2021 Press Release: Woodland announces new Executive Director

October 28, 2019 Press Release: Executive Director announces retirement

August 24, 2019: Urgent Note from the Executive Director / Camp Office Fire

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