Best Week of the Summer

Join us July 24-28, 2023!

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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!

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Our 2023 Speaker

Rashawn Copeland

Minister, Speaker 

Rashawn is a Storyteller, Podcast host, and a friend of many. He served as an Army Medical Officer for 10 years. In 2018 he saw a need in the Philippines and he helped found what is now known as I’m So Blessed Daily.¬†

Know Before You Go!

What do I pack? What do I wear? What fun things do I get to do? What else do I need to know?

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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


The cost this year will be $250 each. This fee includes housing, food, t-shirt, activities, and speaker fees.

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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 four years and this will be my eighth 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 three 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 [email protected] and make sure you follow me on Instagram @shannaoettinger