Glacier Camp

"Come away to a secluded place by yourselves and rest for awhile-Mark 6:31


Glacier Camp is located on the scenic west shore of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana and offers a clear view of the beautiful Mission Mountain range. It is an ideal setting for camps, retreats, weddings, reunions, business meetings and much more.

Since 1931, Glacier Camp (now owned by Glacier Presbytery) has helped tens of thousands of children and youth from Montana discover their leadership potential, build relationships and grow in their faith. Glacier Camp is all about providing fun and meaningful Christ - centered camp and retreat experiences and offering a space where groups can meet in a gorgeous natural environment.

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

We seek to Love God, Model Christ and Serve Others

Vision Statement

We desire to be a thriving camp & retreat ministry providing exceptional hospitality and programs —offering quality facilities, led by a community of people seeking to love God, model Christ & serve others.

Jesus calls us to love God with all our heart, soul and strength (Deut. 6:5) and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Our call is to serve our neighbor with excellence as if we were serving Jesus himself.

Core Values

Foundational Values
(Foundational Values are the core of our Mission and Vision — these values are unchanging for the ministry.)

• Christ Centered
• Biblically Based
• Missional
• Rooted in Hospitality
• Faithful
• Visionary
• For ALL God’s people

Ministry Value
(Ministry Values describe how we feel called to minister to our guests. These values answer the question, “What are the values that drive our ministry?” These are based on our Foundational Values.)

• Highly Relational
• Growth Oriented
• Quality Oriented
• Strong Leadership
• Creative



On September 19, 1930, Kathryn Fingado-O’Neil, wife of Charles I. O’Neil, generously donated forty acres on the west shore of Flathead Lake to Kalispell First Presbyterian Church. This donation made it possible to begin serving the Flathead Valley youth through a summer conference.  

The principal figures in the establishment of the camp were Rev. Frank B. Hillis and C. D. O’Neil. Rev. Hillis was a skilled carpenter and Mr. O’Neil owned a lumber mill. Together they helped build the first structures on the site. It was a primitive arrangement, but fun was had by all where campers would swim, play ball games and be discipled by church leaders. It is appropriate to say that Glacier Camp was created out of the faith and commitment of these two mutually supportive men who inspired Mrs. Kathryn Fingado-O’Neil to donate the initial forty acres of land on which to build this beautiful camp.

This camp is here because of people like Mrs. Fingado-O’Neil. The people who have gone before us to make this a place that fosters positive life changes are the reason we're here today. We invite you to be a part of the powerful story of God's Kingdom unfolding here at Glacier relationship at a time.

Summer Camp Programs

Summer Camp Programs
Glacier Camp staff and volunteers are hard at work creating an unforgettable summer of onsite and day camp experiences to accommodate every age and stage of life; we want everyone to have access to the camp experience that suits them best! We look forward to updating this page in 2022. Details to follow.

Adult Programs

Adult Programs
An Appeal to Joy — Looking at the Book of Philippians

An online four-week Bible study experience led by Rev. Tim Lanham, Director of Glacier Camp.

Every Sunday in Advent, beginning November 28, 2021 through December 19, 2021. Each session will begin at 5:00pm MST.

Please email to register for this event and/or receive additional details.

Registration information should include each participant's name, physical address and email address. The information provided in registering will benefit Glacier Camp in applying for additional grant funding in the future.

T.I.M. Talks: Theology In Ministry

Join Rev. Tim Lanham, Executive Director for a weekend-long Bible study experience while being fully immersed in the picturesque scenery of Glacier Camp. These group experiences are geared toward the young-at-heart and are sure to enhance your understanding of scripture and building Christ-centered relationships.

Dates for TIM Talks for 2022: April 24-26, July 10-12, September 18-20. Details to follow.

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Glacier Camp is the perfect place to host your next gathering! Let us help make your retreat a success

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We are extremely excited about our Summer Camp program! Glacier Camp has helped thousands of children and youth from Montana and beyond discover their leadership potential, build relationships, and grow in their faith.

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