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Facilities


Setting

One mile of Lake Erie shoreline, 450-wooded acres, an inland lake, bubbling brooks, grassy play fields and boardwalk through wetlands reflect only a part of the beauty of the Camp Fitch setting. All four seasons provide a diversity of outdoor recreational experiences that strengthen the spirit, mind and body.

 

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Dining Hall Return to the top

The Camp Fitch dining hall overlooks Lake Erie, providing sunset views from spring to fall. Two unique dining halls provide seating for up to 800 people along with additional meeting space, expansive covered porches and manicured landscaping.

 

Camp Fitch Lodges Return to the top

Camp Fitch is blessed with seven unique winterized lodges that can accommodate over 300 people. These lodges are fully winterized and come with modern restroom and shower facilities. In the summer, the restroom and shower facilities are utilized by up to 400 campers staying in the summer cabents. In the winter, these lodges are available for school groups, church retreats, parent/child programs, corporate retreats and conferences, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

 

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Glen Oaks Lodge Return to the top

This accessible lodge houses our special populations programs in the summer and is an ideal retreat space in the fall/winter/spring season. A large lounge room with adjoining kitchenette joins the sleeping rooms and accessible restroom and shower facilities. Glen Oaks is on the same level as the dining hall and several program areas, making it ideal for individuals needing assistance with mobility. This lodge currently sleeps 36 people in two different adjoining rooms.

 

Harrison Lodge Return to the top

With a spectacular wrap-around porch, lounge overlooking Lake Erie and adjoining recreational lodge, this popular facility accommodates up to 34 and sits at the top of our upper flat.

 

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Russell Lodge Return to the top

Nearby to Harrison Lodge, this facility accommodates up to 52 on two levels. The building has modern shower facilities, a lounge on the first floor and sleeping rooms upstairs.

 

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Mirto Lodge Return to the top

The large-dormered roof makes Mirto a unique lodge accommodating up to 40 in two seperate rooms. The sleeping rooms and shower facilities are downstairs along with a kitchenette. Upstairs is a spacious meeting room and lounge with a spectacular view of Lake Erie.

 

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Christman Lodge Return to the top

This spacious one-level lodge accommodates up to 64. There are two seperate bedroom areas, each accomodating 32 people. A comfortable lounge room overlooks Lake Erie. The large shower and restroom facilities are more than adequate.

 

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Skeggs and Beecher Lodges Return to the top

These twin lodges are isolated in a quiet wooded area near the main entrance to camp. Beecher comes with a comfortable lounge and both lodges are proud of their new bathroom facilities and carpeting. Each lodge accommodates up to 38 individuals.

 

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Teaberry Office and Store Return to the top

Teaberry is command central. The store offers a wide variety of clothing items and souvenirs unique to Camp Fitch. Help is always easy to find in our office complex adjoining the store.

 

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The Wagon Wheel Coral Return to the top

You’ll find a welcome smile and friendly horses at the Wagon Wheel Coral. The equestrian program runs year round and offers pony rides for younger children, trail rides for youth and adults. In the summer, the equestrian program is a big part of the Camp Fitch community.

 

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Deibel-Smith Climbing Tower Return to the top

This massive 40-foot structure is an adventure waiting to happen. With a wide variety of climbs, this tower is good for the beginner through advanced climber. Added to the Deibel-Smith Climbing tower in the 2011 season: A 40 foot high Zip Line that sends teen campers flying about 275 feet! An indoor wall in McCleary Lodge offers an additional climbing opportunity in rainy or snowy weather.

 

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McCleary Lodge Return to the top

One of the first facilities on Camp Fitch property, the massive hand-hewn beams and stone fireplace create an ambiance of the old fashioned camp lodge. This rustic lodge is a great place for an indoor campfire, drama performance, group games or a climb on the indoor 20-foot wall.

 

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Bill’s Barn Return to the top

The old stone cellar is large enough to hold a gathering of 50 people and takes you back in history to a simpler time. Pioneer tools, a stone fireplace and the old barn aromas bring the past to life! Upstairs, the big old barn provides a recreational hall for large group games.

 

Kiwanis Crafts Return to the top

Crafts are a big part of the Camp Fitch summer program and this facility is ideal to stir the creative juices. With large-overhead doors the entire facility opens up to the outdoors and lets the lake breezes mingle with the paints, ceramics and gimp work that are a camp tradition.

 

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Nature Center Return to the top

Many hands-on displays interpret the surrounding eco-systems and inspire learning that is fun and experiential. Come see the frogs, turtles and snakes of Camp Fitch and learn about the wonders of God’s creation.

 

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Lake MVIMA Return to the top

Being on Lake Erie is hard to beat, but in addition to this great resource, Camp Fitch also boasts an inland lake that explodes with surrounding color in the fall and the sound of spring peepers in the spring. This lake is ideal for learning canoeing, rowing and wetting your hook for a bit of fishing. In the summer, there is nothing quite like an old-fashioned rope swing. It just doesn’t get any better!

 

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Curly's Chapel Return to the top

Named after a former Camp Fitch camp director who reflected the Christian values so important to Camp Fitch, Curly’s Chapel is a very sacred place for outdoor services. In the summer the chapel is home to morning devotions and the traditional candlelight service. Candlelight for many Camp Fitch Alum is their most precious and powerful memory; a life changing experience to challenge yourself to grow in spirit, mind and body.

 

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Boardwalk Return to the top

For many, this expansive boardwalk through the diverse wetlands of Camp Fitch is a favorite. The tall tulip trees, enormous leaves of the skunk cabbage, migrating spring birds, croaks of the frogs and bright yellow March marigolds lift the spirit and encourage the soul.


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Shooting Sports Return to the top

Camp Fitch has four unique shooting sports facilities: Archery, BBs, twenty-two range and paintball course. Teaching responsible shooting sports at camp, results in a healthy respect and appreciation for the safe use of any shooting sport weapon.

 

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Sheetz and Schwebel Pavilions
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Both pavilions offer great opportunities for outdoor programs in any kind of weather conditions. The attached fireplaces make them a favorite spot for a wide variety of events.

 

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Trinity Chapel Return to the top

Camp Fitch's newest facility was completed in 2009. This spectacular chapel seats up to 250 people and provides an inspirational setting for church retreats, weddings, memorial services and special events.

 

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Mitchell Lodge Return to the top

The Camp Fitch guest lodge is reserved on a donation basis only and is set-aside for special guests, retreat leadership, Fitch alum and major donors. This facility is our way of saying thank you and encouraging special friends of Camp Fitch to join us for a Camp Fitch experience any time of year.

Cabents Return to the top

What offers comfort and convenience of a cabin and the ‘roughing it’ feeling of a tent? A ‘cabent’ of course. Cabents are where all of our counselors and campers call home during their seven weeks of summer camp. Each cabent has a permanent floor & roof along with canvas sides that lace at each corner of the cabent to adjust to any type of inclement weather.



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