Camp Asbury, located in Hiram, Ohio is a year-round camp and retreat center operated as a ministry of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  People of all faiths are invited to use Camp Asbury facilities, programs, and property. Camp Asbury has been in operation since 1957 and is accredited by the American Camp Association. 

During the summer, Camp Asbury hosts a variety of residential camping programs for kids from 1st-12th grade. Summer staff utilize a core curriculum to teach Christian values and build Christian community through ageappropriate activities.  All programs are designed to connect campers and staff to the natural world through direct experience.    

During the school year, Camp Asbury hosts congregational retreats, family reunions, leadership events, and outdoor education programs for congregations, schools, colleges and universities, non-profit agencies and organizations.  

Stories from Camp Asbury

Sprinkled

Camp Asbury was always going to be part of the picture for Grace. Her mother, Amy, attended Asbury as early as 3rd grade, and went on to become a junior high school counselor, and eventually served on staff for 2 years. Amy loved her experiences at camp and knew that...

Return Home

Ivan saw his opportunity to visit America, something he had always wanted to do, realized in the summer of 2022 when he was hired as one of the international camp counselors at Camp Asbury. Studying International Business, he saw it as a chance to test his skills and...

Places of Peace

Barbara finds it hard to bring her family together without distraction. Between work, school, distance, and life events, it’s challenging to get everyone in the same place at the same time. With four grown daughters and several grandbabies, it’s not often they are all...

I Am Called

During this Season of Giving, your generosity to Camp Asbury will help others like Leslie, who built leadership skills at camp and heard her call to serve children in God’s community as a teacher. Leslie was in fifth grade when she first experienced a week of summer...

Inspired

Ten years ago, Jaime’s pastor sent her to Camp Asbury as a guinea pig to see how the children of her congregation would respond to a week at camp. It was a successful experiment.   Jamie would have never described herself as the charismatic, outgoing, and unspoken...