Mark Your Calendars!

Get your calendars ready to save the dates for the exciting opportunities West Ohio Camping and Retreat Ministries will be offering this winter, spring, and summer!

Regional Camp2Go

West Ohio's Camping and Retreat staff will be traveling across the conference to bring camping fun to each region. These regional events will be an open house and will include camp games, crafts, snacks, and an opportunity to register for summer camp or ask questions.

Each event will run from 1pm-3pm and are free for all who attend.

February 25th (NWP/MWD)

First UMC Bowling Green

1526 E. Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

March 11th (ORV/MIV)

Forest Chapel UMC

680 W Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240

March 18th (FTH/SHV)

Coburn UMC

3618 Maple Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701

March 25th (CAN/CAS)

Urbana UMC

238 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078

Connections - West Ohio's Confirmation Retreat

If your congregation is looking for an enriching way to support confirmands this spring, join our Connections Confirmation Retreat this at Camp Wesley March 3rd-5th. We will be using hands-on ways to help students understand the connections that make us United Methodists. Lessons covered include: Covenant Love & Relationships, The Apostles Creed, Wesleyan Traditions, Means of Grace, Spiritual Gifts, and Prayer Practices. Groups participating will have time to reflect together and meet with others across the conference.

All programmed activities, supplies, lodging, and food is included in the $200/student and $100/adult price. Each group will need one Safe Sanctuaries trained adult for every eight same gendered students.

To register your group, contact Guest and Camper Engagement Coordinator, Lisa Nevels, 380-223-CAMP (option #1) or lnevels [at] For questions about the event, contact Director of Camps, Retreats, and Next Gen Engagement, Rev. Ann Marie Carley 380-223-9369 or amcarley [at] To reserve your group’s spot, contact us no later than February 10th!


It may be cold outside, but our staff looks forward to warm summer days. This summer’s programming schedule has ten unique opportunities for campers to encounter the love of God and span across all three of our West Ohio Camping and Retreat facilities. To ensure we provide the safest and most engaging experience for your camper, our staff will be participating in three weeks of training prior to the start of the season. Each week will include age specific activities for campers to grow in their faith, leadership, and love for the environment as they encounter God in new ways while also enjoying some old favorites. Check out the schedule and see what week your camper wants to attend so you can register as soon as the link is live February 1st. Registration will close three weeks prior to the start of each camp!


Residential Camping Opportunities

Wild & Wonderful Outdoor Camp (ages 7-11, $425 p/camper, $20 multi-camper discount)

Come have fun exploring the wild and wonderful outdoors at camp for week. Come see how many God sightings you can find as you encounter the wild and wonderful outdoors! You’ll have fun hiking, swimming, and experiencing new things with friends that will last a lifetime.


June 18th, 5:00 pm through June 23rd, 12:00 pm@ Camp Wesley

July 9th, 5:00pm through July 14th, 12:00 pm @ Camp Otterbein

Endless Adventure Camp (ages 12-17, $425 p/camper, $20 multi-camper discount)

Come to enjoy all that camp has to offer! Your limits are sure to be tested as you encounter new adventures. From epic games to bunk mates that become family, you will not want the adventure to end.


June 11th, 5:00pm through June 16th, 12:00 pm @ Camp Otterbein

July 16th, 5:00pm through July 21st, 12:00 pm @ Camp Wesley

The Best of Summer Camp (ages 7-17, $210 p/camper, $10 multi-camper discount)

Join us as we pack all that we possibly can into three action packed days. From campfires to swimming, you’ll be encountering new things with new friends. Don’t miss out on experiencing this action-packed experience!


July 5th, 5:00 pm through July 7th, 12:00 pm @ Camp Otterbein

July 31st, 5:00 pm through August 2nd, 12:00 pm @ Camp Wesley

Family Overnight Camp ($75 p/camper, children 4 & under free)

Want to come and enjoy a bit of camp as a family? Join us for this special time to come together to encounter God through worship and the great outdoors. Each family will have their own area/cabin/room and will be able to enjoy all that camp has to offer.


June 9th, 4 pm through June 10th, 4 pm @ Camp Otterbein

June 30th , 4 pm through July 1st, 4 pm @ Camp Wesley

July 28th, 4 pm through July 29th, 4 pm @ Widewater Retreat Center

Other Summer Opportunities

Youth Group Summer Encounter Retreat (youth groups, $350 p/camper & $250 p/adult)

If your church is looking for a way to encounter mission and have some fun, this retreat offers the perfect solution. We will provide mission opportunities, worship & devotions, and fun camp activities. Each group will need one Safe Sanctuaries trained adult for every eight same gendered students and be able to transport students to mission sites. To register your group, contact Lisa Nevels, lnevels [at] or 380-223-CAMP (option #1) Registration for this Retreat will end June 20th.


June 25th, 5:00 pm through June28th 12:00 pm@ Widewater Retreat Center

Camp Hits Road! (we come to you)

If your church is looking for a fun way to bring camp to your community this summer for VBS or an outreach event, we would love to partner with you! We have a couple dates still available, but they will go quick. To inquire about dates and fees contact Rev. Ann Marie Carley by phone,  380-223-9369 or email at amcarley [at]