Wyldewood is a year-round Christian camp and Retreat Center facility. We have 300+ beautiful acres just north of Searcy, Arkansas. Established in 1948, it borders the scenic Little Red River and features thick timber, lush meadows and a truly blessed natural landscape. We are dedicated to simply using our talents and resources to glorify Jesus.
Each summer and throughout the year, Wyldewood offers youth and adults a quality Christian camp and retreat experience. We provide the programming and host many retreats for pre-teens, teens, young marrieds and families. We also rent our facilities to church groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, civic organizations, and Christian college-age social clubs. This is a positive and influential event in the lives of people as they develop relationships with others and with God.
Camp Director, Robert Powell
with wife Nicole
“I first came to Camp Wyldewood in 1981 as a camper and kept coming to camp until my senior year in high school. After college, I returned as a counselor and met my wife Nicole here. We came back to camp in 2002 as Assistant Director and remained here until I was hired as Director in 2007. We both have been blessed by the ministry at Wyldewood and love that we play a part in the continued relationships with alumni as well as developing relationships with new campers and staff every summer. If you’re ever in our area, stop by and say ‘hi!’”
Assistant Director, Chad Hudelson with wife Leslie
“I came to Wyldewood for the first time in the summer of 1995 to work as a counselor. I worked as a counselor for two summers and served as the Day Camp Director my third summer. During my first summer at Wyldewood I met my future wife. Wyldewood has always held a special place in our hearts and we were thrilled to come back when I was hired as Assistant Director in the Spring of 2013.”
Robert Powell (2007 – Present)
Michael Lincoln (1995 – 2006)
Coach Hugh Groover (1968 – 1995)
John Lee Dykes, Founder (1948 – 1968)
Past Assistant Directors
Chad Hudelson (2013-Present)
Alan Snyder (2010-2011)
Brian Hickey (2007-2009)
Robert Powell (2002-2006)
Ken Shackelford (2000-2002)
John Calloway (1998-1999)
Tom Martin (1990-1997)
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