Host Your Retreat, Training, Special Event at one of our beautiful camps!Our West Ohio camps are perfect facilities for special events, meetings, retreats and seminars. Each camp has a lodge, extensive grounds and unique opportunities for relaxation, learning or team building. The camp staff is ready to assist you in planning any event including providing lodging and meals and extraordinary hospitality.
*For rates, availability and general questions, please contact the Camp Director at the camp of your interest. The Camp Director can also help steer you toward selecting the best camp to fit your needs. Reservations and quotes are not handled at the Conference Office.
Camp Otterbein - Scott Seese, 740-385-5712
Camp Wesley - Phillip White, 937-592-1571
Widewater Camp & Retreat Center - Rachel Palmer, 419-262-7598
Camp Otterbein boasts over 450 acres of wooded hills in the beautiful Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio. The camp has great year-round facilities and hosts a Winter Camp every December. Albright Lodge stands out as the central meeting place for large group conferences and retreats, and also serves as the dining hall which has seating for 200. There are two retreat-style lodges that include a meeting space with restrooms and lodging. A remodeled original schoolhouse is a great meeting or gathering space for small groups. Camp Otterbein is also a camp of high adventure. Hidden amongst the trees is a team-building challenge course, high ropes course, climbing wall and zipline. Mountain bikes can navigate some of the hilly trails and in season, the lake provides a scenic getaway in the woods for boating and swimming. Brochure
Camp Wesley surrounds a 19 acre lake with rolling hills, woods and trails. Located near Bellefontaine, it sits near the highest point in the state of Ohio. There is a large retreat lodge that houses 40, equipped with a kitchen for group cooking, restrooms and a large meeting room. The meeting room has a large stone fireplace and overlooks the view of the grounds and lake. It is fully equipped with media capabilities and wireless internet. Our dining hall seats 180 for meals or meetings. A recreation building is enclosed and heated for winter, but open and spacious for summer use. The camp has eight rustic cabins and five Yurts…circular buildings with heat and air conditioning. The camp has a covered picnic shelter and multiple recreation areas for outdoor games. Hiking trails weave throughout the grounds including a trail around the perimeter of the lake. Wilderness camp areas with fire pits are available for tent camping—ideal for scouts, youth or adult groups. Enjoy winter hikes while staying at the camp lodge or take advantage of our special winter ski lodge rates for groups skiing at nearby Mad River Mountain. Brochure
Camp Widewater serves as a summer camp and a year-round retreat center located in northwest Ohio. The main facility at the camp is Harmony Lodge, built to accommodate several meeting rooms, a large dining hall and two wings of dorm-style lodging with double restrooms in each wing. It is heated and air conditioned for year-round use. All meeting areas have wired and wireless internet and full media capabilities for business and conference activities. Camp Widewater facilities are fully accessible for all users. While at Widewater there is plenty to see and do including many hiking trails, a pond for swimming and boating, a swimming pool (seasonal) and the Bingle Program Center. There is a large sports field area which can accommodate multiple soccer and baseball games. The camp also hosts several cross-country meets and a Color Fun Run each spring. There are wilderness tent camping sites that are ideal for scouts, youth groups or adult retreats. Brochure
For information about planning a retreat or other event at any of our facilities, please contact Lisa Nevels at lnevels [at] wocumc.org or 614-844-6200 ext. 204.