Best Week of the Summer

See you July 25-29, 2022!

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What to Expect

Your students will connect with Jesus through powerful worship and inspiring messages. We will have crazy camp games, fellowship around a bonfire, swimming, lazer tag, high ropes course, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, dance party and this year, Color Wars!

What to Bring

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Personal Care
  • Hygiene Items
  • Bath Towel
  • Beach Towel
  • Shoes (Athletic)
  • Water Bottle
  • Backpack or Drawstring Bag
  • Swimsuits (Girls suits must cover stomach)
  • Disposable Clothes (Color Wars)
  • Bible
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Bug Spray

What Not to Bring

  • Digital Devices (iPad or Computer)
  • Video Game devices
  • Illegal Substances
  • Weapons (Knives)
  • Bad Attitudes

Camp Muskingum

Located in Carroll County, Ohio, on the banks of Leesville Lake, Camp Muskingum has been offering unique outdoor experiences since 1942. The lake, hillside and forests offer prime opportunities for aquatic and nature studies. We also offer fishing, hiking, boating, swimming and both low and high ropes courses, along with a lazer tag course.


  • 4 Dorms- Each dorm can house 64-107 campers with private sections for chaperons, private showers, and restrooms.
  • Discovery Center- Large auditorium, stage, drop screen and projector, sound system, multiple rooms for smaller group meetings
  • Indoor/Outdoor Pavilion
  • Dining Hall

Learn more about Camp Muskingum here


We will be submitting to any regulations and /or requirements that are required from the Governor of Ohio for Camp Muskingum. We will do what we can to assure everyone uses wisdom and that we have safety measures in place. There is a release form from Camp Muskingum that can be signed by parents and adults from the Ohio Health Department. This would exempt any student from having to wear a mask while on camp property. With all of that being said, this is a fluid situation and I will do everything I can to communicate any necessary changes as we move forward. Please click on the links below to download the Covid-19 waiver for minors and adults.

Adult Waiver Form

Child Waiver Form


The cost this year will be $240 each. This fee includes housing, food, t-shirt, activities, and speaker fees. Once you have filled out your registration, please give it to your leader along with payment to be sent to Damascus Friends Church in Damascus, OH.

**Note for Leaders:

This year due to Covid restrictions there is limited bed space available at Camp Muskingum. We are asking groups to pre-register to fill every bed available. If we reach our capacity then we will contact you regarding alternate local accommodations.

Camp Director

Hello, my name is Justin Hendershott. I am the Youth Pastor at Damascus Friends Church in Damascus, OH. I have been in ministry for over twenty three years and this will be my seventh year of directing Friends Youth United. It is truly the highlight of the year for me and my students. I am here to serve you in anyway that I can. If you have any questions about registration please contact my administrative assistant, Shanna Oettinger (see below). With other questions or concerns regarding camp don’t hesitate to call or text me directly 704-773-8315. Also, please follow me on Instagram @justyhender. See you in July!!!

Camp Administrator

Hi, my name is Shanna Oettinger I am the Youth Administrator. I have served for two years at Damascus Friends Church. My job includes overseeing all camp registration for Friends Youth United. If there is anything you need, or maybe you have questions please call or text me 234-567-7224 or email me at and make sure you follow me on Instagram @shannaoettinger