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Welcome to CCCA's Ohio Section website. Check out this recap from our 2019 Sectional!


The Ohio Section is made up of CCCA member camps from the great state of Ohio. On this site, you'll find:

  • The Section Members tab provides a list of all CCCA member camps in the Ohio Section. Find out where member camps are located, then drill down to additional information about these great camps.
  • On the Section Leadership tab, you'll find information regarding the leadership of both the Great Lakes Region (of which we are a part) and local section leadership.
  • Visit the Section News and Events tab for details about upcoming events in our section, our region as well as training events and the annual conference hosted by CCCA.
  • The Sectional Conference tab provides details about our annual sectional where local Christian camps come together for two to three days of worship, fellowship, networking, and fun. If you are not a part of CCCA, no problem. You can still attend. Check out the Sectional Conference tab for more information.
  • Finally, the Section Connection tab provides members with various resources, including links to various ways to communicate within — and outside of — our section.

On behalf of CCCA and the Ohio Section, thanks for visiting, and we hope to see you at one of our member camps and conferences soon!



Region Representative

Lonnie Thompson Lonnie Thompson
Great Lakes Region

Heartland Conference Retreat Center   Email Cathey

Section President

Julie Lautt 2018-2020
Wanake Camp & Retreat Ctr.
9463 Manchester Ave SW
Beach City, OH 44608

(330) 756-2333

President Elect

Tyler Frysinger 2018-2020
Heartland Conference Retreat Ctr
3201 County Road 225
Marengo, OH 43334-9432

(740) 747-0220




Kelcey Bajc 2017-2020
Camp Aldersgate
3276 Dyewood Rd SW
Carrollton, OH 44615

(330) 627-4369


Dan Bajc 2013-2020
Camp Aldersgate
3276 Dyewood Rd SW
Carrollton, OH 44615

(330) 627-4369


NextGen Coordinator

Scott Bruns
Scioto Hills Christian Camp
1009 Martin Rd
Wheelersburg, OH 45694-7801

(740) 778-3279

Communications Coordinator



Government Relations

Sue Nigh
Heartland Conference & Retreat Ctr
3201 County 225
Marengo, OH 43334

(740) 747-0220

Past President

Lonnie Thompson 2016-2018
Heartland Conference & Retreat Ctr
3201 County Road 225 
Marengo, OH 43334

(740) 747-0220



Dave Sellers
Camp Patmos

(419) 746-2214

Member at Large

Elizabeth Bird
Skyview Ranch
(330) 674-7511





Lucy Richards
Camp Buckeye

(330) 756-2380



News and Events

Great Lakes Region & National News

Welcome, Mt. Hope Bible Camp! Otway, Ohio.
Posted: 09/17/2014

Read This... Creating time to be outdoors can reduce anxiety and depression, and a recent study says as little as two hours outside... Read more...
Posted: 07/09/2019
Read This... Sure, playing outside burns calories and gets your heart pumping. But did you know spending time outside could... Read more...
Posted: 06/13/2019
Read This... CCCA members River Valley Ranch (Manchester, Maryland) and Word of Life Island (Schroon Lake, New York) teamed up with CCCA to... Read more...
Posted: 05/22/2019


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List of Events for
7/1/2019 to 7/1/2020


2019 BEYOND - Exhibitors
12/03/2019 12:00 AM - 12/06/2019 12:00 AM
2019 BEYOND - National Conference
12/03/2019 4:00 PM - 12/06/2019 11:00 AM


Michigan Sectional
03/02/2020 - 03/04/2020


MARCH 10-13, 2019

Schedule  ||  Seminars  ||  Head Starts

Gather with Christian Camp Leaders, Staff Members and Board Members across Ohio and Indiana

Enjoy fellowship, worship, networking, encouragement, and professional development.

Full-time registration (program, room and board) starts at $98/person

  • Discounts are available for first-timers, board members and college students/interns.
  • Private and hotel style rooms are available.
  • Part-time attendees are welcome!

Get Early Bird Pricing by registering by February 15, 2019.

Register Today At:

Invite your neighbors in ministry, college-age staff, volunteers, and board members.

Introducing our speaker: Nate Hamblin


Nate is the lead pastor of Neighborhood Church. He grew up in Lapeer, Michigan and did his undergraduate & graduate work in youth ministry at Huntington University. He’s served as a youth pastor in a few different churches. Prior to moving to Adrian in 2015, Nate served at Crossroads Evangelical Church in Wauseon, Ohio for 11 years in a variety pastoral roles.
Nate considers himself a proud member of the “I married way above myself” club. He and Amanda were married in 2002, and have two young sons—Eli & Oliver. Nate enjoys the simple adventures of life—family time, food, yard work, laughter and watching college football (Go Blue!). He is a member of the Adrian Kiwanis Club, serves on the Neighbors of Hope Board of Directors, and is the part-time Director of Lenawee’s Cradle to Career Partnership.  


Be sure to check out the event schedule.

Head start workshops for in-depth learning take place Monday morning, 9:15-11:45 AM.

Topic choices include:

  • Finding and Attracting Guest Groups with Marketing Guru Michael John Stanley
  • Chainsaw Demonstration Class with Scott Brenner of The Ohio Forestry Association
  • Different by Design: Personality Styles and Team Ministry with Tom Hutchison, professor of Biblical Studies at Cedarville University
  • Introduction to Strategic Planning Rev. Gary Jones - Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries, East Ohio Camps
  • KINGDOM: The Importance of Scripture for our Ministries Dr. Jeremy Kimble, Professor Theology at Cedarville University

Seminars offer professional development in 6 different disciplines plus a potpourri track of workshops. There are four seminar times over the course of the three days. Each features a seminar in each discipline for learning and networking.

Be sure to join in the auction fun! Download the auction flyer, and the auction donation letter!

Seminar disciplines include:

  1. Administration/Executive Leadership
  2. Program
  3. Site and Facilities
  4. Food Service
  5. Guest Services/Marketing
  6. Personal Growth/Spiritual Foundation
  7. Potpourri

For questions regarding registration please contact Carissa Shaw at (740) 747-0220.
If you are a vendor interested in exhibiting during the conference please contact Brandon Dennis.
For all other inquiries, please contact Julie Lautt.

Heartland Conference Retreat Center
3201 County Road 225
Marengo, Ohio 43334-9432




For 2016, NextGen coordination will take place at a section level, with assistance from the CCCA National Offices. Find out how you can get involved in NextGen, either as a mentor, or a mentee.

NextGen Coordinators: Access your NextGen Coordinators Toolbox. Please contact CCCA with any information or questions you have at:


Sound the ALERT

Have a question for other camps in your section or an emergency in which you need support? Subscribing to CCCA Email ALERTs (Advanced Leadership Email Relay Tool) offers you connection to other CCCA members in your section. This tool may be used by executive directors and section leaders, and provides the option to send messages to all other executives and/or subscribers across the section, state or country.

Not signed up to receive ALERTs? Log in to My CCCA and activate your ALERTs on your personal profile page.

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