Central Bible Leadership Institute offers a place for Salvation Army people engaged in mission to rest, enjoy fellowship, and experience growth since 1944. CBLI’s purpose is to nurture and prepare Salvation Army people to serve the world through the Army’s mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
Adults, families with children, young adults, and teens enjoy a wide variety of activities led by Salvation Army leaders and guests. There are age specific tracks for Bible study, leadership training, and worship as well as many opportunities for all campers to share in worship, fellowship, recreation and meals.
CBLI is an affordable and a wonderful way to spend vacation time in fellowship with friends and family, studying God's word and becoming spiritually and physically refreshed. The cost of accommodations, meals, child care, and most program material are included in the camper registration fee. Some corps and divisions offer scholarships to help with registration fees.
CBLI 2018 will be hosted at Wonderland Camp and Conference Center, located in Southern Wisconsin, July 21 through July 29.
Each morning is dedicated to track specific programming followed by afternoons fellowship, recreation, and leisure time. Each day CBLI draws to a close with evening programs featuring guests, performances, and presentations. Additional schedules available soon.
This schedule is subject to change as plans are finalized/revised. All evening meetings will be streamed live at salvationarmymedia.tv
We are pleased to receive campers with scholarships from their corps or division. However, a scholarship winner unable to register and submit required forms before the deadline should plan to attend CBLI 2019.
Important: The fee structure for 2018 has changed to facilitate online payment at time of registration. All family housing will be one price, with no additional charges for specific housing units. All non-Village housing will include bed linens/towels. Housing will be assigned only after fees are paid in full or scholarship award is verified. Full payment is due by 12:00 p.m. CST on July 6, 2018. Unpaid or partially paid registrations after July 6, 2018 may be cancelled.
**Cancellation/refund policy: We understand things happen in life that are beyond control, and an individual registered for CBLI may be unable to attend. We would appreciate notification of cancellation as soon as it becomes known so the necessary adjustments can be made with housing assignments.
Unfortunately, refunds of registration fees for cancellations made after 12:00 p.m. CST on July 6, 2018, will only be available if we are able to fill that space with another camper from the waiting list.
Adults, Families, Young Adults with children please return forms to:
Fax number: 847.294.2297
Mailing address: Program Department, 5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Email Address: USC_Program@usc.salvationarmy.org
Young Adults without children, Teens please return forms to
Fax number: 847.294.2297
Mailing address: Youth Department, 5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Email Address: USC_Youth@usc.salvationarmy.org
Parents of children with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for school, please forward a copy of your child’s IEP to USC_Youth@usc.salvationarmy.org.
All family housing will be one price, with no additional charges for specific housing units. All non-Village housing will include bed linens/towels. Housing will be assigned only after fees are paid in full or scholarship award is verified. Full payment is due by 12:00 p.m. CST on July 6, 2018. Unpaid or partially paid registrations after July 6, 2018 may be cancelled.
While we will try to accommodate special needs and requests, general housing will be assigned to maximize occupancy. Family housing fills up much earlier than the registration deadline. When housing is at capacity, campers will be put on a waiting list and honored in order of registration date.
Making this change to a uniform fee will streamline our processes and enable those registering for CBLI to know the fees due at time of registration.