Scioto Youth Camp Junction City Ohio

Celebrating 66 Years of Reaching Kids for Christ In 2018
Camp Dates For 2018

                Sr. High Camp Week           
June 17 to June 23           Completed Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12
                Jr. High Camp Week            June 24 to June 30           Completed Grade 6, 7 or 8
                Junior Camp Week              July 08 to July 14              Completed Grade 4 or 5
                Primary Camp Week           July 15 to July 21              Completed Grade 1, 2 or 3

  Note: Please read the Camp Rules and Policies pages carefully
(especially the
Dress Code) due to recent updates from past years.

2018 Camper Registration Form
2018 Worker Application Form
Spring Rally / Fall Reunion

As long as we can remember, there has been a Spring Rally. Sadly, the attendance has been declining in recent years. In most families, both parents (& a lot of teens) work and they are busy with sports/school/church activities. Don't get us wrong, SYC still needs your financial support, but our actual fund raisers will be a little different.

We will be putting together themed baskets IE. game night, OSU, bath & beauty, kids craft, etc. They will be displayed in the Dining Hall at camp, bidding will close each Friday and the winners announced during Chapel. Baskets can then be picked up on Saturday when parents return. If you would like to donate an item (or a whole basket) that'd be wonderful!

We are also planning a Fall Reunion at camp with a fun run, games, food, tees, crafts and more. This will give our young people one last opportunity to spend time together before winter shutdown in October.

If you have questions about upcoming work days, giving, basket raffle or Fall Reunion please contact one of the Board Members.

Also, we are in need of workers... kitchen staff, nurse, shepherds, janitor, etc. If you are available to help please contact the appropriate Director (see applications for contact info) or a Board Member. Staff must have application with references and obtain a background check if staying overnight.
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Our Mission

  In 1952 Reverend & Mrs. Herbert Householder donated a wooded hillside near Junction City to the United Brethren In Christ Church for use as a campground. For over 60 years this campground has been used as a free summer camp for children of all ages. Over the years it has been a starting point for children to learn about, receive, rely on, and serve Christ throughout their lives. The camp has been known as a great place for individuals to find life long Christian friends. Even some marriages have come from these friendships. Many have returned as adults with their children and grandchildren to work and volunteer their time as cooks, teachers, nurses, shepherds, pianists, song leaders, camp directors & ministers. Reverend Householder's vision was to keep this facility free of charge for any child that wanted to spend a week at a Christian summer camp. It is our mission to keep that vision alive. We have only been able to do this through the continued donations of time and financial support from concerned and caring individuals. We appreciate all the support you have given us and will greatly appreciate any support you can give us in the future. Thank you very much and may God bless you.                                                                                                                                                  
The Scioto Youth Camp Board

Click here for a Brief History of Scioto Youth Camp


Camp Funding

The SYC budget runs about $60,000 a year. Funding for the camp now comes completely and directly from individuals, Churches and fund raisers. Our UB Conference does not send the camp any funding. The Conference has left this decision up to the individual Churches. Any money for the camp will need to be sent directly to the camp.

Scioto Youth Camp would like to thank everyone for your support in the past. With this change in funding policy we hope you will remember the camp in your personal and in your Church financial planning. As mentioned above we want to keep SYC a free camp for any child that wants to attend. Thank you and may God bless.
Scioto Youth Camp Board

For information about our Church or our Denomination go to:

Send Donations to: Scioto Youth Camp P.O. Box 2 Rockbridge, Ohio 43149

Work Days
Every Saturday in May and every Saturday in June until camp starts is a work day at the camp. If you are unable to help out on a Saturday and would like to help out on a weekday or an evening contact us. There are always many projects that need done each year. If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated.
Click here to view the July 22nd. 2008 Storm Damage Pictures

Early Tuesday morning around 4:00 a.m. on 7/22/08 thunder storms with 120 MPH straight line winds hit Junction City and Scioto Youth Camp. A Church group was using the camp at the time. No campers or workers were injured and no buildings were destroyed. Four cars had heavy damage. A very large number of the trees were destroyed and the electrical system received very heavy damage.

Camp Location: 3880 State Route 37 West. One mile west of Junction City in Perry County Ohio.
Camp Phone 740-987-8000 (During camp and on work days)
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Last updated 03-21-18