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Camp Boo-ther

Celebrate the wonder of fall, family, and faith at Camp Boo-ther at HopeWood Shores. Strengthen your family bond and grow closer to God as we transform camp into a kid-friendly, harvest-themed celebration.

You’ll have opportunities for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, hayrides, scarecrow building, bonfires, and more. Camp wouldn’t be complete without family devotions, chapel time, intergenerational games, and family-style meals. Join us for a weekend away with your family!


Camp Luther at HopeWood Shores


Families, adult individuals, and couples

Cost Range

$65 – $524

Financial assistance available


  • Arts & crafts
  • Campfires
  • Gaga ball
  • Hay rides
  • Music
  • Nature activities
  • Playground
  • S’mores
  • Sports
  • Worship
  • Trick or treat
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Scarecrow building
  • Family devotions

Dates & Fees

September 29 – October 1, 2023

 Ages 0–2Ages 3–9Age 10 – Adults

Family Max 

Immediate family only.

Check-inFri 7:00 pm
Check-outSun 11:00 am


Each family will be assigned to their own cabin with electricity, sink, toilet, and at least one double bed. Cabins are a short distance from shower houses and all camp facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a part of your registration, you will be asked to complete a family health form.  You can submit these online by logging into your account.

Communicate special needs and dietary restrictions at least two weeks prior to the retreat. If you did not specify this information on your registration, or if you have specific questions, contact the guest relations manager at (419) 864-8030.

Participants are asked to pay in full prior to the retreat. You can access your online account to make a payment or you may also send a check (payable to HopeWood Outdoors) to:

HopeWood Guest Relations Manager
2790 State Route 61
Marengo, OH 43334


  • 5:30 pm: Arrival Begins
  • 7:00 pm: Check-in, fellowship, snack
  • 8:30 pm: Campfire
  • 9:30 pm: 0 – 9-year-old bedtime, night patrol
  • 9:45 pm:  Preteen, teen, and adult mixers
  • 11:00 pm: Preteen (ages 10 – 12) curfew 
  • 12:00 am: Teen (ages 13 – 17) curfew 


  • 8:15 am: Jumpers
  • 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:15 am: Family devotions
  • 10:00 am: Singing silly songs
  • 10:30 am: Family time
  • 11:45 am: Jumpers
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Rest hour
  • 2:00 pm: Autumn games
  • 3:30 pm: Family time
  • 5:15 pm: Jumpers
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Chapel
  • 7:45 pm: Trick-or-treat around cabins
  • 8:30 pm: Camp store open
  • 9:45 pm:  Preteen, teen, and adult bonfires
  • 11:00 pm: Preteen (ages 10 – 12) curfew 
  • 12:00 am: Teen (ages 13 – 17) curfew 


  • 8 – 8:30 am: Snacks available
  • 8:30 am:  Family devotions
  • 9:00 am: Worship
  • 9:45 am:  Jumpers
  • 10:00 am: Brunch
  • 11:00 am: Goodbyes, packing, departure

You may arrive beginning at 5:30 pm on Friday. Check-in begins at 7:00 pm. 

Your cabin assignment will be posted on the door of the camp office. 

If you are unable to arrive prior to 8:30 pm, please contact the camp to make other arrangements.

All cabins have a double bed (most have additional bunk beds), toilet, and sink. 

Please bring your own pillows, sheets, towels, and other bedding. 

You may want to bring a space heater or fan.

When a yellow cabin porch light is left on in the evening, the counselor on duty knows that there are children in that particular cabin and will check on them periodically. This allows adults to participate in evening activities and know that a staff member will notify them if there is anything their children need.

We encourage you to bring family-friendly costumes for dressing up, Halloween candy or other allergy-free items to pass out, and harvest theme decorations (not scary) for decorating the outside of your cabin. 

If you are bringing lights or things that need to be hung, please bring hangers that will not leave a mark on or holes in the cabin.

HopeWood encourages all participants to set aside time free from the distractions of daily life. The use of cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices during free time is at your discretion. Wireless access is available, although it is not always reliable in the camp setting.

You will be responsible for dispensing any medications for yourself or other family members. When not in your controlled possession, medications need to be stored in a locked container. 

Staff members are trained in basic first aid for emergencies. 

A family health form must be completed online or mailed in two weeks prior to camp. A parent signature is required.

Note that some items are optional or can be substituted.


  • Sleeping bag or sheets/blanket
  • Pillow

Health & Medication

  • Medication labeled and in lockable container;  self-dispensed
  • Family health form: Complete online or mail in two weeks prior to camp. A parent signature is required.

Personal Items

  • Reusable face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • One thermometer per family
  • Towel(s)
  • Toiletries (brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, lotions)
  • Sunscreen (waterproof/water resistant)
  • Insect repellant (lotion/non-aerosol)
  • Sleepwear/pajamas
  • Underwear and socks
  • Jeans/pants and shorts
  • Short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirts/sweaters
  • Rain poncho or water-resistant jacket
  • Jacket
  • Shower shoes (plastic flip flops)
  • Gym shoes or boots
  • Bible, notebook, pen/pencil
  • Reusable water bottle

Optional Items

  • Decorations, costumes, trick-or-treat items
  • Money (for the camp store)
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Garbage bag for dirty clothes
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Book
  • Table games
  • Camera
  • Space heater or fan

Please DO NOT Bring

  • Knives, guns, weapons, explosives, or fireworks
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Pets of any kind
  • Valuables (e.g. electronic devices)
  • Aerosol products of any kind