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

A Second Home

We invite you to consider a financial gift to support the work of growing faith for campers like Colin, who consider Camp Asbury a second home. Colin’s first time at camp was the Friday after his birth. His baby blanket was crocheted together by each of the summer...

Uncharted Territories

Steve had attended summer camps as a child, but as he got older, he found himself gravitating towards working summer jobs instead of prioritizing a camp experience. After visiting Camp Asbury during a winter retreat with the Mahoning Valley District Youth when he was...

Comfort Zone

Sean would describe himself as an introvert. Throughout his time in school, he kept a few close friends, but found that he didn’t have much in common with most of his classmates, so he stuck to himself. Sean was happy to stay at home and play video games or draw, two...

Lifer

Lindsay was never really interested in spending her summers during her college years at a camp. She had a negative experience at a volleyball camp in high school that left a bad taste in her mouth for it, and she was a self-proclaimed germaphobe. Lindsay found more...

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...