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.
Executive 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.”
Assistant Director Brian Bullard, wife Allie Bullard, and Daughter Junie Bullard
Brian has a long history with Wyldewood as a camper, counselor, and team leader. He has a passion for continuing the mission of Wyldewood.
Brian is married to Alli Bullard, a former Wyldewood Day Camp Director and Office Assistant. He has one daughter, Junie, a student at Harding Academy.
Current Board Members
Jared Cox – Chairman
Tom Martin – Vice Chairman
Jay Cowley – Treasurer
Robert Powell (2007 – 2018)
Michael Lincoln (1995 – 2006)
Coach Hugh Groover (1968 – 1995)
John Lee Dykes, Founder (1948 – 1968)
Past Assistant Directors
Chad Hudelson (2013-2018)
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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