At East Ohio Camps we are all focused on partnering with families and local congregations so that camp can be a part of the stories of the children, youth, and adults they send our way. The settings where the stories come alive are all different. The three sites: Aldersgate, Asbury, and Wanake, and the Other Opportunities for Youth: CYF, ReachOut, and Institute, all provide excellent camping experiences, yet offer a variety of programs that celebrate their uniqueness.
Camp Aldersgate is a beautiful Summer Camp and Year Round Retreat Center, located in Carrollton, OH. It was an experience on Aldersgate Street in England where John Wesley’s heart was, as he put it, “strangely warmed”. From that powerful experience he went on to do amazing things for the Kingdom of God. At Camp Aldersgate, we strive to provide a powerful camp experience, where your heart too can be strangely warmed. Aldersgate’s Summer Camp program is one full of choice. Campers will be presented with a list of activities ranging from archery to culinary arts to fishing and more, picking their favorites. On page 4 find a list of activities to choose from this year! The most unique feature is its waterfront located on Leesville Lake, a beautiful 1,000 acre lake. The waterfront is complete with fishing poles, a floating trampoline, stand up paddle boards, hydro bikes, pontoon boats, water basketball hoops and more!
“Beautiful!” is one of the first words spoken by first-time campers and their families as they arrive at Camp Asbury … “It feels like home!” Building a sense of belonging and community drives the design of Asbury’s summer programs. Hike to a secluded waterfall, sleep out under the stars, soak up a sunset on Communion Hill, bask in the moon glow over Lake Hibbard, shoot down the mudslide and a whole lot more. Explore Asbury’s 433 acres of forest, fields and wetlands nestled in the Eagle Creek Valley. And, at Asbury you’ll do more than find your way around the woods. You will grow spiritually: by living in a small-group community; by opening the meaning of the Bible; by experiencing the wonder of creation. Asbury’s programs are progressive – challenging campers to try new activities each year. Whether the 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.
Summer camp at Camp Wanake is an experience that lasts a lifetime. Strong friendships and deep understandings are built as campers experience small family groups of 10 -12 campers with two counselors who serve as positive, Godly role models. Family groups live, play, study, eat, and pray together, and enjoy all camp has to offer. Wanake’s goal is that campers will have a new, renewed, and/or strengthened relationship with God. Counselors facilitate daily devotions, Bible study, prayer, and teachable moments, providing settings for campers to grow in relationship with Jesus. Each camper is given opportunities to practice leadership, encouraging growth as a Christian leader. Wanake offers program variety for all ages providing opportunities to try new things and build skills with practiced mentors. Campers benefit from being in God’s Creation and exploring Wanake’s 250 acres. Programs include swimming, rock climbing, horseback riding, creative/performing arts, outdoor living, and sports. Housing includes modern retreat centers, traditional cabins, The Rock Lodge, Adirondack Shelters, and The Survival Cabin. Woods and lakes; pool with rock-climbing and diving board; historic barns; and 47 foot climbing tower add to Wanake’s setting.
East Ohio Camps offers Other Opportunities for Youth at other locations including Lakeside and Malone University. Malone University, located in Canton, is a beautiful campus and has been the home of CYF (Christian Youth Fellowship) for the last several years. Lakeside is a gated community on the Marblehead Peninsula on Lake Erie. It has been the long-standing place to gather for Lakeside Institute and Reach Out. Programs held at these locations include great Christian community, in-depth Bible Study, small-group time, creative worship, mission projects, and lots of great activities.
CAMPS AND RETREAT MINISTRIES:
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 499-3279
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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