“Toughest job you’ll ever love” was a hiring slogan from the Peace Corps at one time. Maybe you have heard it before. It was meant to target people who had “a good back, strong stomach, level head and a big heart.” It also conveyed the powerful message that sometimes the most rewarding things in life come with challenges. Do you agree? Do you also love Jesus, love seeing young people come to Jesus and have a history of successful leadership? If you answered “yes” and love the great outdoors, please keep reading as we have an amazing opportunity to share.

The West Ohio Conference is currently searching for our next Site Director for our Widewater location. The purpose of West Ohio’s camping and retreats ministry is to provide spiritual, relational, and recreational environments where everyone can experience the love of Jesus. This position is ultimately responsible for ensuring all daily operations & programming fulfill that purpose at our Widewater Camp & Retreat... continue reading.


Camp Widewater Welcomes New Interim Director

After 4 years of service, Rachel Palmer has resigned as Director of Camp Widewater to pursue other endeavors.

“Rachel’s unique gifts to Camp Widewater will be felt for many years to come. She made a lasting impact on campers and retreats while making Widewater an exceptional facility,” says Ken Overholser, Conference Director of Camping & retreat Ministries.

Larry Wilifordwill serve as interim Camp Director of Camp Widewater. A retired United Methodist Elder and Camp Director he has served in Upper New York and East Kansas Conferences..

Larry has hit the ground running by hosting a Work Camp on his second day, May 8. Stop bye and say hello. There are very many volunteer opportunities to assit in getting camp ready for summer. We appreciate anyone who can serve to mow or work on other projects. Just contact Larry at 419-533-5900.


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