About Us


Camp Chippewa is a United Methodist camp and retreat center in northeast Kansas whose mission is to provide an atmosphere in a simple outdoor setting where individuals can:

Experience the presence of God in nature;
Form a relationship with Jesus Christ and others;
Nurture one’s journey as a disciple of our Lord and Savior;
Experience spiritual and personal growth and renewal; and
Serve non-profit groups for the betterment of God’s world.


We’d love to hear from you!

Our office hours are:
Monday – Friday   9:00am – 5:00pm.

Mailing Address:
2577 Idaho Road
Ottawa, KS 66067-9007

Phone: 785-242-6797
Fax: 785-242-8525

Camp Chippewa Staff and Email:

Director: James Rickner – jrickner@greatplainsumc.org
Head of  Site Improvement & Outreach: Bud McCluney- campchippewa@greatplainsumc.org
Program Director: Megan Bastemeyer – mbastemeyer@greatplainsumc.org
Administrative Assistant:  Libby Franks – campchippewa@greatplainsumc.org

Want to know more about our wonderful Staff team? Select the link and discover more about each member.

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