Camp Bethany

Camp Bethany is an Ohio summer camp and retreat center. We are located near Mohican State Park in Ohio and invite children of all ages to come and experience a week of fun and adventure with others.

All of our summer camps are residential, offering a week of excitement and learning for your child in grades 3-12. A three day weekend residential camp is also available for those children that have recently completed first or second grade in which parents are welcome to stay with their child and join in on the fun.

Throughout the year our facilities, set on nearly 100 acres of remote Ohio country beauty, are available to groups of all sizes to rent and enjoy as their own personal get away.

Summer Camps

We made some very exciting changes this past summer!

We changed our camp names, adjusted the length of two camps, and added a whole new week! Read the Q&A sections below for more information :)

What are the new camp names?

  • 1st & 2nd Grade = Kindle Camp
  • 3rd & 4th Grade = Glow Camp
  • 5th & 6th Grade = Spark Camp
  • 7th, 8th & 9th Grade = Flicker Camp
  • 8th, 9th & 10th Grade = Ignite Camp
  • 10th, 11th & 12th Grade = Illuminate Camp

Why did we add another week?

God is blessing our mission to introduce young people to the person of Jesus Christ and further their relationship with Him. He is bringing more and more campers every summer and we want to faithfully respond to His blessing! This extra week allows us to not only accommodate more campers but also to know them, love them, and care for them deeply while they are with us. So, invite your friends!

What if my grade level is listed for multiple weeks? Can I attend both?

We added an additional week to accommodate more campers; therefore, every camper may only attend one week. If you are an 8th, 9th or 10th grade camper, you have the flexibility to choose the week that works best for you. Don't forget to invite your friends!

Why have the camp names changed?

Because three of our camps have overlapping age groups, our old names based solely on grades no longer apply. We wanted the new names to reflect our heart for each camper. The names in order follow the progression of a growing fire: kindle, glow, spark, flicker, ignite, and illuminate. When each of us is introduced to the transformative power of Jesus Christ, we begin a lifelong process of being shaped, refined, purified, and consumed by Jesus to look more like Him. We pray over our campers that each year the fire in them to know and glorify Christ would grow in the same way and, when they graduate high school and begin their adult lives, that they would be an illuminating light wherever God may call them.

Why are the 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grade weeks done on Fridays?

Our Glow and Spark camps this year will end one day early on Friday morning. There are two main reasons for this change. First, camp is packed full of so much fun that our younger age groups are often ready to return home when Friday rolls around. We want them to return home with enough energy to share all of their wonderful experiences they had on the drive home. Second, with an additional week, we believe that it is important to give our full-time staff members time to rest and recharge as we near the end of our summer program so that every camper gets the best that we have to offer.