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About us

Discover Your Place Apart

HopeWood Outdoors' Mission

Bringing people together to experience Christ through natural settings and programs.

HopeWood Outdoors' Vision

Connecting all people to faith and nature for a changing world.

Core Values

Faith - Nature - Relationships - Leadership - Stewardship

All Are Welcome

Striving for unity in Christ, your whole person is recognized, welcomed, and affirmed by HopeWood Outdoors. People of all abilities, friends within the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, and neighbors of varying faith expressions represent the wideness of God’s creation. You are invited to fully experience nature and engage in programming that allows you to find comfort and confidence in the ways that you have been wonderfully made by our Creator. Your joy and pain, your highs and lows, your life and your life story are welcome here.

What We Believe - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. ELCA teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witnesses in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ. 

American Camp Association/ ACA Certified

All HopeWood Outdoors camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA sets the industry standards for safely delivering quality camp programs. All staff complete a thorough application, screening and training process which include background and fingerprint checks.

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Central Office

Located in Westerville, OH, our central office handles donations, giving, and administrative functions.

Camp Luther, located on 66 wooded acres along the shores of Lake Erie, provides a stunning view with sensational sunsets. Facilities are available for rent in May, September, and October include 35 cabins with restroom facilities, food service, swimming pool, outdoor chapel, indoor chapel, and hiking trails.

LMC is located about 45 min north of Columbus, OH, near Mt. Gilead. Explore woodlands, Alum Creek, ponds and numerous nature trails throughout 400 acres at LMC. Facilities  are available for rent year-round including two retreat facilities, 15 cabins, food service, swimming pool, outdoor chapel, low ropes challenge course, climbing wall, zip line, and hiking trails.

The LOMO Guest Relations Manager works from the LMC office and handles ALL registrations for retreats, summer camp at LMC and Camp Luther, rentals, and events. Our LOMO Guest Relations Manager can assist you with questions and inquires about or facilities at

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