Asbury Camp and Retreat Center is a year-round camp and retreat center owned and operated by the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Camp Asbury is conveniently located two miles southwest of the Village of Hiram, Ohio, in northern Portage County. It is easily accessible from the Ohio Turnpike/ I-80 (exit 193) and State Routes 303, 82 and 88. The camp is approximately a one-hour drive from greater Akron, greater Cleveland, Canton, and Youngstown. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Akron/Canton Regional Airport are each about a one-hour drive from Camp Asbury. Pittsburgh International Airport is located about 100 miles from the camp.

Since Camp Asbury’s beginning in 1957 as an outdoor ministry site, children and youth have experienced camp as first-timers and “returners.” Year-round, people of all ages have participated in life-enriching retreats and conferences at Asbury.

Camp Asbury focuses on being a place where children, youth and adults are invited to deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Connecting with the wonder and beauty of creation, living in a community where caring for others and giving thanks to God are essential components in a comp Asbury experience. Asbury is also proud to serve as a destination to which people travel to grow and polish practical leadership skills. For three generations, building a sense of belonging and community has driven the design and delivery of Asbury’s summer programs.

In the summer Camp Asbury offers seven weeks of outdoor programming for children and youth. These programs include day camp for grades 1-6; short-term residence camps for grades 2-4, week-long residence camps for grades 2-12; and wilderness trip camps for grades 8-12. Asbury annually hosts a programmed family weekend in mid-August.

Asbury continues to embrace the value of camping in small groups. Asbury’s programs are progressive — challenging campers as they mature to try new activities each year. Asbury’s programs honor multiple-intelligence learning — whether a camper is a mathematician, an active learner, a writer, an artist, or a naturalist, he or she will have fun and learn new skills at camp. Asbury’s resident programs feature a variety of accommodations: cabins, modern retreat centers or rustic camping. All events are co-educational.

During the school year Camp Asbury hosts weekday and weekend retreats and events for religious congregations, schools, community organizations and community agencies. The camp provides program assistance to retreat and outdoor education groups. In the school year Camp Asbury serves approximately 5,000 guests.

Camp Asbury is dedicated to being a home away from home—a place of warm hospitality and welcome. Nothing recommends Asbury’s ministry more highly than the children and grandchildren of former campers and summer staff who now come to experience and love Asbury themselves. Camp Asbury is a place you will want to return to over and over again, a place that feels like home!

Activities on site: Archery, Biking, Camping, Canoeing, Wagon Rides, Hiking, High and Low Ropes Challenge Courses, Giant Swing, Outdoor Climbing Wall, Bouldering Wall, Art, Music, Disc Golf, Nature Exploration, Spiritual Formation, Swimming, Worship, Winter Recreation, Mudslide, Star-gazing.

Nearby attractions: On site: 2 ¼ miles of the Buckeye Trail (a 1,500 mile hiking path in Ohio) are located on the Asbury property.

The Headwaters Trail, a seven mile hike/bike trail between Mantua and Garrettsville, administered by Portage Park District, runs adjacent to the southern boundary of Camp Asbury property. Within five minutes drive—Monroe’s Orchard, The Johnson House (historic site operated by the Church of Jesus Christ LDS), Hiram College campus.

Within ten minutes drive: Camp Hi Canoe Livery (on the upper Cuyahoga River), Village of Garrettsville (and site of Garrett’s Mill), Village of Mantua.

Within a half-hour drive: Burton (including Century Village) and Middlefield, Geauga and Trumbell County Amish community, Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, LaDue Reservoir (fishing and non-powered boating permitted) Punderson State Park and Resort, Nelson Ledges State Park, West Branch State Park and Reservoir, and Tinker’s Creek State Park,

The Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is forty-five minutes west of Camp Asbury. Downtown Cleveland, a one hour drive from camp, offers plenty of additional sightseeing opportunities.

Rev. Bill Graham, director of  Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

The site is managed by Director, Rev. William Graham and Site Manager, Mr. Frank Duplay, who reside at the camp. Year-round staff also includes Diane Moore, food service manager, and housekeeping and administrative staff. Camp Asbury is a not-for-profit, religiously affiliated organization and meets all criteria as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Camp Asbury is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

ASBURY | 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram, OH 44234 | Phone: 330.569.3171 | Fax: 330.569.3148 | E-mail

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