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10 Benefits of Being a Camp Counselor Camp Camp

West Ohio Camps is looking for leaders just like you to be counselors at our three camps this summer. A great camp counselor is someone who serves as an amazing mentor, big sibling, facilitator, manager, and all around go-to person for a group of... (read more)

Camp Otterbein Maintains Accreditation Camp Camp

Earning and maintaining accreditation from The American Camp Association takes time and commitment. Camp Otterbein’s hard work has paid off. The ACA recently released its accreditation results, and Camp Otterbein continues to be an ACA accredited... (read more)

New Camp Director Named for Camp Wesley Camp Camp

A familiar face is filling a key leadership role at Camp Wesley. Ashlee Phillips has been named the new Camp Director.

Ashlee started working for Camp Wesley in 2014 as a lifeguard, and continued as a worship leader, Aquatics Director and... (read more)

Confirmation Retreat 2019 Camp Camp

Mark your calendars for West Ohio Camps’ 2019 Confirmation Retreats. This is a great opportunity to supplement the confirmation experience for 6th - 9th grade UMC youth who are part of a confirmation class at their church. Confirmation Retreats... (read more)

Campers Have Gone, But Work Continues at West Ohio Camps Camp Camp


Temperatures will soon be cooling and leaves will be falling, but that doesn’t mean West Ohio Camps have rolled up the sidewalks. In fact, we are nearly as busy off-season as we are during the summer. The teams at Camp Wesley, Camp... (read more)

Pastors of the Week Enhance the Camp Experience Camp Camp

The West Ohio Camps’ experience is about fun, friendship, and especially faith. To enhance that faith component, several pastors join our camps each summer as Pastors of the Week. Their involvement greatly enhances our camps’ Christian ministry... (read more)

Leadership Change at Camp Wesley Camp Camp

The Ohio Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries is sad to announce the resignation of Camp Director Phil White at Camp Wesley. Phil has served as an exceptional leader for three years. Under his direction, Camp Wesley’s summer attendance and... (read more)

Youth Help Others During Camp Wesley’s Challenge and Mission Camp Camp Camp

Sometimes camp isn’t just about fun and friends. Sometimes it is about celebrating faith and sharing that with others. Campers at Camp Wesley’s Challenge and Mission Camp experienced that first hand this summer.

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Otterbein Staff Member Allison Leads at Young People's Convocation Camp Camp

Last week, Otterbein Staff Member Allison traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 2018 Global Young People's Convocation (GYPC). Held every four years, the GYPC brings young people together from all over... (read more)

How to Build Your Own West Ohio Camps Campfire Camp Camp

You and/or your kids may be home from summer camp, but you can still enjoy a favorite camp activity.How about firing up the fun with a campfire? There’s nothing like sitting with family and friends, letting the dancing fire entertain you, and... (read more)