The mission of Hopewell is to empower one and all to connect with God, self and others in the natural beauty of God’s creation.
Camp Hopewell is a year-round ministry of the Presbytery of St. Andrew, PC (USA). We are an ACA accredited facility and a PCCCA member site, we are located in the midst of the Holly Springs National Forest about 5 miles east of Oxford, Miss. In addition to a full summer camp calendar, Hopewell hosts retreats and conferences throughout the year for all ages and types of groups.
Whether you are looking for a summer camp opportunity for your child, or a facility for your group's next event, it is worth your time to come and check out what Hopewell has to offer.
We hope you will come for a visit and become apart of the Hopewell family.
It all began in 1839 with the building of the original Hopewell church. In 1866, after the original structure burned down, the current church building was erected and housed the members of the Hopewell Church community for well over 100 years.
In 1947, North MS Presbytery voted to begin a youth camp. The report from the Committee on Religious Education said “The time is ripe for the next step forward in our work with young people: The providing of a conference ground for our young people and other groups desiring to use it.”
In 1949, Camp Hopewell began with 10 acres of land, the Dining Hall, and Cabins 1 and 2. In 65 years, camp has grown from 3 camp sessions in July on 10 acres of land to 7 weeks of summer camp and retreat guests hosting during the other 45 weeks of the year on 280 acres of land in 12 buildings.