Our mission is to bring people together to experience Christ through natural settings and programs. We welcome congregations, church groups, and clergy to use our sites for these free events, subject to availability.
Our staff is not available to provide programming or food service for free events, and freewill offerings are appreciated. Contact the HopeWood Guest Relations Manager at (419) 864-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a reservation or learn more.
Bring your potluck picnic to camp! Indoor facilities and staff assistance are not included in this offer.
Bring your congregation to one of our camps and lead your own worship experience in nature. Our scenic outdoor sanctuaries are the perfect setting for Sunday morning worship, or other times as available. Indoor facilities and staff assistance are not included in this offer.
Bring your adult Bible study group to one of our camps for a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Indoor facilities and staff assistance are not included in this offer.
Staff Meetings for Congregations
Looking for a venue to host your weekday day-time meeting, check out one of our sites! We offer free use of our facilities Monday through Thursday, during the non-summer seasons.
Rostered Leaders Conference and Cluster Meetings
Take advantage of our facilities for your weekday, day-time meetings, or pericope studies. We offer free use of our facilities Monday through Thursday, during the non-summer seasons.
ELCA Synod Councils, Committees, and Task Forces
We offer free use of our facilities Monday through Thursday, during the non-summer seasons.
Nourishing the Soul: Personal Retreats for ELCA Staff
HopeWood Outdoors offers personal retreats for ELCA rostered and professional church staff in Ohio. In the midst of Jesus’ ministry, He took time to go to a place alone to pray. HopeWood Outdoors invites professional church leaders to nourish the soul through a personal retreat. This is available when a camp facility is not serving other groups. Food service is not available.