Northwestern Ohio District
Church of the Nazarene

Mark 10:15-16

“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive
the kingdom of God like a little child
will never enter it.” 

Lighthouse Camp & Retreat Center 


Children’s Camping is one of the most important summer ministries of a church. Thousands of boys and girls attend children’s camps each year all over the United States. Hundreds come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior as a result of their camp experience.

Donations for campers are always appreciated. If you would like to contribute financially to Lighthouse Camp & Retreat Center and/or provide for a camper’s registration fees, please follow the link below. 

2021 Camp Schedule

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Northwestern Ohio Nazarene Children’s Camps are on Facebook!

Camp Activities

Lighthouse Camp and Retreat Center offers opportunities for children to participate in daily activities and games, cabin devotional time, and worship services. 

Campers spend time in the swimming pool, Gaga Ball pit, and in the Grove, which houses playground equipment for the “big” kids to our smallest campers. Camps with older children love to play basketball, volleyball and tether ball during their recreation time.

An annual camp favorite is the Snack Shack, where kids can enjoy a sweet treats, salty snacks, and cold drinks.

What to Bring
  • Modest clothing and activewear.
  • One-piece swimsuits w/ covers
  • Bedding & pillow
  • Toiletries & personal items
  • Shower Supplies
  • Bible & notebook/pencil
What NOT to bring

Please don’t bring anything you wouldn’t be permitted to take to school, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cell phones
  • MP3 players/iPods
  • Tablets/iPads
  • Video games
  • 2-way radios
Camp Rules
  • Be safe. Do not intentionally harm yourself or others, or put yourself in harm’s way.
  • Be respectful. Use appropriate words to other campers, counselors, and the campground’s staff.
  • Be responsible. Follow the schedule and participate with the group at all times.

Boys are not permitted in the girls’ rooms, and girls are not permitted in the boys’ rooms. 

Take care of camp property and equipment. Fines for damage are $100 plus the cost of repairs.

Parent Drop-Off & Pick-Up


  • Please bring campers to the table stationed outside in front of the dormatory on the south side of camp, no more than 15 mins early. 
  • All children will be checked for lice. 
  • Medications need to be submitted to the camp nurse with dosage directions.
  • Parents are welcome to help their children settle into their rooms and meet the camp counselors.


  • Campers may be picked up at the tabernacle on the north side of camp. 
  • Kids will have eaten lunch before dismissal.
  • Please see a camp worker to sign-out your child.
  • If an adult comes to pick up a child that is not on the approved registration, then a parent note must be presented. 
Emergency Contact Procedures

Please direct questions before camp via email, when possible. If an emergency takes place during camp, then please call the camp’s director.  If the camp director is not available, the campground hospitality manager may be reached at 803-360-7014.

If you need to get in touch with a director, please leave a detailed message with your name, child’s name, camp name, your phone and message. Someone will get back with you as soon as possible. Likewise, we trust you will be in back in touch with us asap if we have to leave you a message.

Photo Release

When you register your child, please mark yes on the photo release. We randomly post some photo of kids on our Northwestern Ohio Nazarene Children’s Camps Facebook Page. We never use names or personal info. We will post updates on page as often as we can.


Our camp directors are amazing, and they’re available to answer your camp-related questions and/or concerns via email.

Leslie Murdock

Leslie Murdock

Primary Camp Director

TOnya Thomas

TOnya Thomas

Primary Camp Director

Kim Marks

Kim Marks

Middler Camp Director

Missy Sipes

Missy Sipes

Pre-Teen Camp Director