The Rev. Aaron Baughman has been named the new Site Director for West Ohio’s Widewater Camp and Retreat Center.

Baughman (pictured here with his wife, Patty) comes to West Ohio as an ordained minister in the ELCA and holds a MDiv. From Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He also holds a B.A. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in environmental education from Warren Wilson College. He will be transitioning from his current roles, serving as an interim director of Children’s Ministry at Bexley United Methodist and chaplain at Ohio State University Medical Center, to being onsite full-time over the next month.

“Aaron has over 25 years of camping and restorative community building experience along with several honors and accolades to go with that. We are lucky to have him join the team of gifted professionals working together to continue moving West Ohio’s Camping and Retreat Ministries forward in innovative ways.

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Nestled in the beautiful Hocking Hills area of southeast Ohio, abundant faith adventures are what Camp Otterbein is all about. Get ready to experience a new and exciting journey, be in Christian Community by living alongside new and old friends, and learn and feel a powerful relationship with God in life changing ways! Whether you like soaring down our 200-foot zipline, playing canoe games on the lake, sleeping out in a treehouse, trying out your skills in the culinary kitchen, or praising God around the campfire, we have adventures for everyone!

God is present in everything we do at Camp Otterbein. Our number one rule is “Pray before you play!” Campers learn about God’s love for them and how to better understand God’s call on their life. Camp Otterbein is a place where your faith can begin, grow, and thrive!

We offer Summer and Winter Camp programs for youth ages 6-17, Family Camp experiences the whole family will enjoy, and Year-round Retreat opportunities. Come for...continue reading