Summer Church Camp Information
Church Camp is important! Itprovides a place for children to grow in their faith, to build friendships, and to grow closer with God away from their homes. They are able to explore their faith. Children and youth need space to have fun, ask questions, develop their personalities, and to experience life and faith. And yes, that means away from their parents!
Attend Church Camp
Powell UMC is recommending ALL the camps through the East Ohio UMC Conference Camps & Retreats! There are lots of theme, week, length and location options! Sign your child/youth up today as spots do fill up fast for certain weeks. Plan and make Church Camp a part of your child’s/youth’s summer! Camp changes lives!
There are lots of great options – find the perfect church camp experience for your child.
Church Camp Information:
There are LOTS of great options… Find the Perfect Church Camp Experience or YOUR Child!
East Ohio Conference
Camps & Retreats


Located in Beach City, Ohio with lots of options for your child to attend church camp here, go to the website for dates!
Build Your Own Adventure (12 campers / 2 Counselors… matched with similar age groups): This is a FULL week long adventure that your group decides what activities you will participate in every day! Do ALL the awesome and fun things that camp offers… YOU decide.
Theme Programs (choose from already designed theme focused programs): Animal Friends, Horse Camp, Moonlight Madness, Night Games, Outdoor Survival Camp, Pool Pizzaz, Rock Ledge Quest, Ultimate Adventure, Wet & Wild, Video Games, Leaders In Service Today (L.I.S.T. ) These are FULL week long programs.
Short Programs Available: One Day Adventure, & Discovery Camp (3 day, 2 night)
Pastor Justin WILL be at Camp Wanake July 9-14! We are highlighting this week to be with Pastor Justin and many other of our Powell children and youth.
Camp Preview Day & Resurrection Egg Hunt: Come & Check Out the Camp for yourself… Sunday, April 29th 2-6pm
Located in Hiram, Ohio with lots of options for your child to attend church camp here soon, go to the website for dates!
More information about Church Camps Opportunities are coming soon!


Located in Carrolton, Ohio with LOTS of options for your child to attend church camp here, go to the website for dates!
Campers can choose their adventure each day at camp along with daily Bible study, vespers, & group time. – Daily Activities to choose from: Archery, Arts & Crafts, Boating, Culinary Arts, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Spike Ball, Ladder Golf, Learn Outdoor Survival Skills, Nature Hikes, Slip & Slide, Water Games, Gaga Ball, & more! – Plus… a Special Performing Arts Camp (M.A.D.D.)
Choose from a FULL week or Explorer Program (3 days & 2 nights)
YOUTH Specific Church Camp Opportunities
Senior High CYF – Christian Youth Fellowship (June 11th – June 16th)
Youth Ages, Going into 9th Grade – Age 20
Located at Malone University in Canton, Ohio
Lakeside Institute (July 23rd – July 29th)
Youth Ages, Going into 9th Grade – Age 20
Located at Lakeside, Ohio
Reach Out, Off Site Daily Mission Trips (July 9th – July 15th)
Youth Ages, Going into 8th Grade – HS Graduates in 2023
Located at Lakeside, Ohio
Please see the below communication from Bishop Palmer. 
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Dear West Ohio Camper Family,

The core values of our West Ohio Camping and Retreat Ministry include safety, fun, stewardship, inclusion, and transformation. Every programming decision is rooted in these core values. It is because of these values that we need to inform you of some key changes to our summer programming.

After much research, conversation, and attempts at problem solving, we regret to inform you that we will be suspending residential camp programming during the 2023 summer. This decision was not made quickly or without great pain. At the end of the day, we could not secure the staff necessary to live into our core values or provide the care and safety you expect, and your camper deserves. We know your camper will be disappointed,
but we want you to know THERE ARE STILL OPTIONS AVAILABLE!

  • We are partnering with East Ohio Camps to provide residential camping options.
  • Any West Ohio camper who chooses to attend an East Ohio Residential Camp will receive a $150 camper credit toward the East Ohio fee. Look at East Ohio’s residential summer camping opportunities and find the camper credit code, WOC23
  • If you have registered a child for one of our West Ohio summer camps, 100% of your money will be refunded
    in approximately 10 days.

As a conference ministry, we exist to help local churches make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation
of the world. Should you have any questions, please contact us by email at:, or by calling

In Service of Christ Jesus,

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (Resident Bishop)

Donate to Powell UMC’s “Campership” Fund Today!
Church Camp is expensive. The average cost ranges from $350 – $450 per camper for a full week! At Powell UMC we take the faith development of children and youth very seriously. We want to encourage and support every child/youth that attends church camp with a $100.00 rebate! We also want to provide full “camperships” for any family that needs a little help! DONATE TODAY… HELP OUR CHILDREN ATTEND CHURCH CAMP! (Please click on the button below to donate via Credit Card Online) or Send in a Check (Made out to PUMC… Campership in the Memo Line) or Send in Cash (Envelope labeled “Campership). Our “Campership” goal is $3000.00.
ANY & ALL amounts are VERY much appreciated!