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 About Day Camps  

HopeWood Connect combines the best of outdoor ministries and congregational ministries to bring camps to you. Your congregation can experience all the fun and excitement of summer camp by sponsoring your own week-long day camp utilizing HopeWood Outdoors camp counselors! This is an excellent faith-building experience for your youth, as well as an effective outreach program to your neighborhood. 


Call the HopeWood Outdoors Guest Relations Manager at 419.864.8030.

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“I loved that my suburban kids had to spend

so much time outdoors!

They loved it even if it was out of the ordinary for them!” Anastasia from Centerville

The weeks below are available to host an Outreach Day Camp at your congregation in 2023 on a Monday-Friday Schedule

2023 Dates

July 9-14
July 16-21
July 23-28
July 30-Aug 4


2023 Registration Fee Per Camper




Fee Per Camper



Minimum Fee



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General Schedule  

Monday - Friday

8:00am Volunteer Meeting

8:45am Check-In 

9:00am Worship

Counselors lead small groups through different rotations during the day.

9:30am Discovery Rotation 1: Creative Story

10:15am Discovery Group Rotation 2: Craft

11:00am Discovery Group Rotation 3: Nature Play

11:45am Lunch

12:15pm Songs

12:30pm Discovery Rotation 4: Games

1:15pm Discovery Rotation 5: Bible Study

2:00pm Snack

2:15pm Large Group Afternoon Activities: Field Trips, Special Guests, Etc

3:45pm Closing

4:00pm Check-Out

Thursday Evening Program

The Family Evening Program is an opportunity to Worship God, to share what has been learned and to fellowship with the children and their families.  Some congregations have an ice cream social and/or pool party.  This is a great occasion for the congregation to reach out to the neighborhood.   

Special Youth Event 

Camp staff is available to lead a special event for youth.

Basic Information 

  • Daily Curriculum Implementation

  • Trained Counselors 

  • Crafts, Games, Bible Studies, Activities planned by HopeWood Connect Staff

  • Church/Organization provides host homes for HopeWood Connect Summer Staff

  • Church provides adult volunteers to help work alongside HopeWood Connect Staff

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