Camp Otterbein is all about having fun, meeting new friends, and learning about God. Whether you like soaring down our 200-foot zipline, taking a hike through the woods, sleeping out in a treehouse, trying out your skills in the kitchen, or praising God around the campfire, we have something for everyone!
God is present in everything we do at Camp Otterbein. Our number one rule is “Pray before you play!” Our campers learn about God’s love for them and how to better understand his call on their life. Camp Otterbein is a place where your faith can begin, grow, or thrive!
We offer programs for kids ages 6-17 plus a family camp so your whole family can experience camp together! Check out our Event List for all the programs we are offering this summer!
Home Sweet Home
Campers get to stay in our traditional cabins in the woods. All of our cabins have air-conditioning for those hot summer nights. Younger campers will stay in a cabin with an attached restroom. Older campers can use a nearby restroom and shower house just steps from your cabin.
You will be placed in a cabin of 6-8 other campers of the same age and gender. You can request a buddy on your registration who is the same gender and is within two years of age of you. Two cabins join together during the day to form a family group for activities and theme time. For more information about our site, check out our Facilities page.
A day in the life...
7:30 – Rise and Shine, Morning Devotion
8:30 – Breakfast
9:30 – Morning Worship, Activities, Free Time
12:30 – Lunch
1:30 – H-Hour, Theme Time, Swimming
5:30 – Dinner
6:30 – Choice Time, Evening Program, Evening Worship, Snack
10:00 – Evening Devotion, Lights Out
Professional Role Models
We hire only the best staff to look after your kids at camp. Our energetic and passionate counselors and activity leaders are ready to make an unforgettable experience for your camper. Through our selective hiring process, we hire staff who can model an authentic relationship with Christ and help your camper deepen and strengthen their faith.
Campers eat three square meals a day in our dining hall. We serve delicious and nutritious meals to keep you healthy and energized. We serve our meals family style, meaning a platter of food is brought to your table for the whole cabin to share, with plenty of seconds to go around!
We can accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have. We also serve fruit and cereal at breakfast and a full salad bar and PB&J's at lunch and dinner for our picky eaters. Snack is served around the campfire before getting ready for bed.
Camp Otterbein is accredited by the American Camp Association. We follow a rigorous set of standards and best practices set by the ACA. This distinction shows you that we are committed to providing a safe and quality experience for your kids. Find out more about the ACA accreditation process here.
Camp Otterbein places the upmost importance on safety. All activities are led by trained staff. A lifeguard is present for all aquatic activities and life jackets are always worn outside of the swimming area. Climbing, high ropes, and zip line are led by staff who have undergone a site specific facilitator training and the course and equipment are regularly inspected.