COVID-19 Update:

The 115th annual camp meeting has been cancelled.  For up to date news, Like Us on Facebook.

Please scroll down to read an important statement from our president.

Welcome to the Hortense Wesleyan Camp!

Thank you for your interest in the camp!  For well over a century the Hortense Camp has been a place of faith and revival.  Located in the South East Georgia in the rural community of Hortense, we are just a short drive from Brunswick, Jesup and Waycross.  Please attend a worship service and have an old fashioned open-air revival experience! 

Pack up your 'wagon', grab your Bible, study the map, and come to camp!


Around the year 1900, Reverend William Marion Lee came to Hortense, Georgia and held a tent revival.  As a result of these revival meetings, the Hortense Wesleyan Camp Association was formed in the year 1904.  To discover more of the camp's history, visit our founders page and read our centennial testimonies.   


The Hortense Wesleyan Camp is a holiness camp ground.  Our doctrine is Wesleyan in theology. We believe that the Almighty God, by His grace and through each individual's faith, saves fallen mankind through the life, death and resurrection of His only Son, Jesus Christ.  We also believe that this same Almighty God, through His Holy Spirit, is able to empower us to live a life of holiness.  The evidence of this ongoing work of God is expressed in love, both to Him and to our fellow man.

Please follow the following link for more information on the Wesleyan Church.


Worship services are held daily during the encampment and includes special music, congregational singing and a sermon delivered by one of our camp evangelists.  Morning worship begins at 11:00 AM and evening worship begins at 7:30 PM.  In addition to the two services per day there is a morning prayer time, Sunday School, youth and children's activities, and a memorial service to recognize those that have 'finished the course.'    More information can be found on our ministries page.


The centerpiece of the camp is the open-air tabernacle where the majority of the worship services take place.  Surrounding this historic structure are dorms, apartments, a dining hall, youth and children's buildings and a 'shack' that is dedicated to snacks.  We invite you to take a virtual tour of the camp and view pictures taken by some of the campers.

Contact the camp

If you would like more information on the camp, or to check on lodging availability or service times, please use the contact form on our website!

Thank you for your interest in Hortense Wesleyan Camp!

Covid 19 Update:

Dear Friends of Hortense Camp:

In light of the current situation and with a lot of prayer and consideration, we have made the decision to cancel Hortense Camp for 2020.  It is with heavy hearts that we made this decision.  We feel that this decision is the responsible one during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

There were many factors that were considered in making this decision.  One factor that was considered was the challenge of being able to maintain social distancing in a large group.  We also considered sanitation and safety recommendations set forth by Gov. Kemp.

It is our plan to use this time to make some necessary repairs to the campground.

This was a difficult decision to come to, but we are looking forward to the 2021 encampment with anticipation and glorious hope.

Thank you for your prayers, your support, and your understanding.

May God bless you and your family.

Thank you,
Sheldon Rowell, Jr.
President, Hortense Wesleyan Camp Board