About CAMP

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Q. I have never heard of it...Is it new?

A. CAMP has operated annually since 1956. Dave "Boonie" & Janny Brizius directed CAMP at its inception. Today their son and daughter-in-law David & Tina Brizius run the program. In 2010 the financials of CAMP were taken over by SFA (Staff Friends & Alumni of CAMP) a 501c3.

Q. I'm skeptical about camps. What credentials can be provided?

A.The camp is accredited by the ACA (American Camp Association) & has received commendations from Parents Magazine, two Ohio Governors, three mayors of Gahanna, Successful Meetings Magazine and former President George Bush.

Q. Where is CAMP?

A. CAMP is located at the group camping facility of Tar Hollow State Park in southern Ohio, where Ross, Hocking and Vinton counties come together.

Q. Why is it just one week?

A. Because all of our staff are volunteers taking their vacations and leave form military service, etc., to serve. Included in our staff make up are business executives, PHD's, firefighters, Doctors, nurses, teachers, truck drivers & ministers - individuals from many different walks of life. Many of our staff have been serving for over 30 years! All our Staff are background checked and go through training.

Q. Can you tell me about the facilities?

A. Campers and staff sleep in log cabins, with at least 1 staff member per 7 campers. They boat, swim and fish in a small lake well-attended by certified life guards and instructors. Meals and certain activities take place in a large, rustic lodge. There is an amphitheater, ball fields, archery course, basketball/volleyball courts, and much more.

Q. What types of programs are offered?

A. CAMP is a "traditional camping program" that has over 20 different classes to choose from both week long and daily. There is everything from rappelling to drama, art, crafts, sports, boating, swimming, archery, air rifle photography, choir camp "rock" band, etc. all taught by experienced skilled staff.

Q. Is this a church camp?

A. We are a faith based camp and as such are not a traditional church camp , but we are very much spiritually oriented. It is completely interdenominational /interfaith , and no church affiliation is required to attend.

Q. Who can attend?

A. Any young person grades 6 through spring high school grads are welcome.

Q. What makes this camp different from any other camps?

A. The philosophy, dedication and vision of those in charge makes all the difference. .

In asking this question to former campers, the answers were often: "Love", "Spiritual unity", "A place where you can be yourself", "A place where you can grow", "It's like a family", "I can't describe it - you've got to find out yourself"

A. Contact us at either 614-778-1705 or 937-365-1388 and ask for an application. You may also email us or write us at: CAMP, P.O. Box 307371, Gahanna, Ohio 43230.