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Frequently Asked Questions

You can register online here

If you are unable to register online, please call Kathryn at 740-747-0200 ext. 102
A Family Camp Registration Tips document is available above to answer more of your registration questions.

Check-in begins on Sunday, July 3 at 1:30pm. We recommend you
check in by mid-afternoon if possible so you’ll be settled and ready to enjoy the evening events.

RV and tent campers should go to the Meadowview RV Park check in building upon arrival. Campers who will be staying in a dorm or hotel style room will check in at the Oakwood Center lobby. Please check in immediately upon arrival before you begin any set up of your camp site or attempt to participate in any activities.

Yes! In an effort to provide security for our registered guests, we ask that all day guests register to have full access at all the Ohio Family Camp has to offer. Day guests must check in at Oakwood Center during registration hours (Sunday 1:30-6:00pm, Monday-Thursday 9am – 5pm. The full day guest rate is $15.00 for ages 12 and up or $8.00 for ages 3-11. For day guests coming for the second half of the day, a 50% discount will be given after 1pm. Please be aware that activity signups will likely already be full and closed before 1pm each day.

Yes! You can register on site to attend the second half of each day only. The discounted rate for campers arriving daily after 1pm is $7.50 for ages 12 and up or $4.00 for ages 3 through 11.

You can pre-register for a full week meal package at OhioFamilyCamp.com. If you would prefer to purchase meals onsite, you will be able to pay by credit card at the registration/information booth in the Oakwood Center daily or pay with cash/check at the door at each meal. A menu for the week will be available to view beginning on Sunday, June 26 on our website, and then at our onsite family camp registration and information desk.

Bring everything you’ll need to enjoy a week of Family Camp! Click here for a list of suggested items to bring.

A tentative schedule of last years events is located HERE

Children who will be in the nursery or kids services during the morning sessions will need to be checked in by a parent. Check-in locations will be explained in the opening session on Sunday, July 3 at 7pm. At the end of each session, infants and children must be picked up by their parent or a pre-approved guardian. Our team of Kid’s workers will reach out and provide more information as we get closer to camp.

Family Camp attire is casual and comfortable! Here are a few specific dress code items to be aware of:

  • Closed toe shoes are required for many activities
  • Shoes or sandals and a cover up must be worn when walking to and from the swimming pool
  • Modest and one-piece bathing suits are required for all guests
  • Clothing with inappropriate (non-Christian, non-family friendly) slogans or symbols are not allowed
Wifi may be available in some places during Family Camp. We do strongly recommend that you avoid using wifi and electronic devices when possible to allow you to enjoy an “unplugged” week with your family and friends. If the need does arise for you to connect to a wifi signal, you may inquire at the registration/information booth to see if wifi is available at that time.
No. For the safety of all guests and to comply with fire codes as well as state laws and Heartland’s insurance regulations, no type of fireworks may be brought to Heartland or used by any guests. This includes sparklers.

A fireworks display is usually held by the Cardinal Center adjacent to Heartland’s property one evening during Family Camp. We do not yet know the date and time for this display, but will update this document and the event schedule when the information is released to us.
Our team will provide a list of local available firework shows should your family choose to leave camp to watch.

Some activities to enjoy at your leisure during Family Camp include hiking nature trails, volleyball, basketball, Human Foosball, 9 Square in the Air, Gaga Ball, and playgrounds for children. Guests are also encouraged to bring indoor and outdoor games to play and invite others to join in!

All campers must sign up to participate in the facilitated afternoon events. Refer to your schedule at Family Camp for specific sign up times.

Heartland’s Food Services team are available to talk with guests who have food allergies. They can answer questions about ingredients and preparation to help guests discern whether a food item will be safe for them considering their allergies. Just look for the smiling people in the blue Heartland shirts!
We do ask that you please report any severe food allergies to us on the registration form when you register. If you have any questions, contact Kathryn at Heartland at 740.747.0220 ext. 102 or by emailing kathryn@heartlandretreat.com.

Dogs can only be in the Meadowview RV Park area and must be leashed and also secured when you are away from the campsite.
For the safety of all guests and in compliance with Heartland’s rules and insurance requirements, no unapproved ATV’s may be brought to Family Camp or used by guests. The only approved ATV’s will be in use by event security.

Golf cart rentals are available on a first-come-first serve basis and must be reserved by May 23. The rental fee is $225.00 for the full week of Family Camp (Sunday-Friday). Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and provide proof of valid car insurance upon arrival to Family Camp.