106 acres of gently sloping fields and wooded trails is set in the midst of the open meadows and rustling trees of northwest Ohio, across the Maumee River from historic Grand Rapids. It blends the natural beauty of a rural setting with the excitement of summer camp.
With group housing under one roof, Harmony Lodge will accommodate up to 130 campers in carpeted, climate-controlled, and fully accessible comfort. The lodge also includes modern meeting spaces as well as an open and welcoming fireside room and a spacious dining room overlooking the pond. Stone paths encircle the lodge and allow access for guests using wheelchairs to enjoy as much of the landscape as possible with several “park-and sit” areas. Our Grandparents Camp is a favorite for campers to bring a grandparent.
While at Widewater, campers of all abilities and ages have space to stretch out and experience wide open play areas amidst the beauty of God’s nature. Programming is designed for campers to enjoy an outdoor spiritual experience with the comfort of air conditioned night time sleeping. Depending on the program, they’ll take part in a variety of outdoor activities, including swimming in the pool, canoeing on the Maumee River, wagon rides, archery, sports and field games, and water inflated toys on the pond. Our newest week, What Goes Up Camp, combines kites, balloons and things that fly.
New for 2014 at Camp Widewater....
· Explorers Camp – shortened camp for beginners (week 4)
· What Goes up (week 8)
· Grandparents Camp (week 2)
· Family Camp (week5)
· ACORN Camp (week 7)
WIDEWATER CAMP DAY – OPEN HOUSE May 18, 1-4p.m. In support of National Safe Boating Week, we will be demonstrating our new all-accessible flat top kayaks, supplied by a generous grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Come and visit Camp Widewater for an afternoon of fun!
Campers, families, and groups can enjoy:
Breath-taking sunrises and sunsets inspire incredible worship and set the stage for an overnight “under the stars”. The outdoor Labyrinth or prayer-path is an 8-circuit Chartes design tucked beneath a canopy of shade trees. Stoned paths encircle the lodge and allow guests using wheelchairs to enjoy as much of the landscape as possible. Accessible paths lead to the pond, fire pits and the labyrinth, with several “park-and sit” areas.
Are you ready to meet God and be changed? That’s the experience campers of all ages, faiths, and abilities will find at Camp Widewater.