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Ohio Campus

An Environment of Encounter

Every detail of our campus in Centerburg, OH was designed to help people live the adventure of the Catholic faith. Through the generosity of mission partners, we continue to expand our capacity to provide a world-class, high-adventure experience to more young people.

Continue on to explore campus facilities and activities! For information on Catholic Youth Summer Camp at this location, visit our CYSC Main Campus page.

Damascus Catholic Mission Campus

Phase 1
(completed 2016)
Lodge
Hillcrest Cabin Village
High-Adventure Activities
Upgraded Activity Barn
Phase 2
(completed 2017)
Lakeside Retreat Centers
Missionary Housing
Phase 3
(completed 2019)
Woodland Cabins
Doubled select High-Adventure Activities
Phase 4
(completed 2022)
Additional Missionary Housing
Phase 5
(Anticipated 2024)
Adventure Complex

The Lodge

The center of the action at Damascus, located within a 5-minute walk to all cabins.

Auditorium

Stage with state-of-the-art sound and light systems, flanked by two giant screens. Capacity: 350 in row seating; expandable up to 900 with collapsible wall open to Dining Hall

Dining Hall

A spacious venue with lots of natural light. Capacity: 350 at tables, 550 in row seating. Outdoor game area on patio includes gaga pit, carpet ball, and nine-square.

Lobby and Chapel

The main lobby can serve as a gathering space for up to 100. The heart of our campus is found in the chapel, with a capacity for 25.

Lakeside Retreat Centers

Two all-in-one retreat centers overlooking Lake Joy

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

Activity Barn

A country-style meeting, games, and recreation space.

Central area can serve as meeting space for up to 70 in row seating, or half-court basketball and dodgeball. Game room has foosball, ping-pong, pool, and board games. Outdoor patio and firepit are located behind the barn.

Central area can serve as meeting space for up to 70 in row seating, or half-court basketball and dodgeball. Game room has foosball, ping-pong, pool, and board games. Outdoor patio and firepit are located behind the barn.

Central area can serve as meeting space for up to 70 in row seating, or half-court basketball and dodgeball. Game room has foosball, ping-pong, pool, and board games. Outdoor patio and firepit are located behind the barn.

Central area can serve as meeting space for up to 70 in row seating, or half-court basketball and dodgeball. Game room has foosball, ping-pong, pool, and board games. Outdoor patio and firepit are located behind the barn.

Hillcrest Cabins

Each of these eight Amish-built cabins consists of two rooms with bunks for 10, bathrooms integrated in the center of the cabin, and a front porch. HVAC-controlled, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 20.

Each of these eight Amish-built cabins consists of two rooms with bunks for 10, bathrooms integrated in the center of the cabin, and a front porch. HVAC-controlled, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 20.

Each of these eight Amish-built cabins consists of two rooms with bunks for 10, bathrooms integrated in the center of the cabin, and a front porch. HVAC-controlled, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 20.

Each of these eight Amish-built cabins consists of two rooms with bunks for 10, bathrooms integrated in the center of the cabin, and a front porch. HVAC-controlled, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 20.

Woodland Cabins

Each of these 4 structures consists of a central gazebo with covered walkways connecting three dorm-style cabins and a split bathroom. HVAC equipped, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 32.

Each of these 4 structures consists of a central gazebo with covered walkways connecting three dorm-style cabins and a split bathroom. HVAC equipped, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 32.

Each of these 4 structures consists of a central gazebo with covered walkways connecting three dorm-style cabins and a split bathroom. HVAC equipped, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 32.

Each of these 4 structures consists of a central gazebo with covered walkways connecting three dorm-style cabins and a split bathroom. HVAC equipped, with Amish-built bunk beds. Capacity per cabin: 32.

Lakeside Retreat Centers

The center of the action at Damascus, located within a 5-minute walk to all cabins.

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

The large central space can host up to 50 and features an indoor fireplace and built-in kitchenette. Wings offer a sitting room area leading to five rooms for four and individual restrooms. Outdoor porch overlooks Lake Joy. Both are HVAC equipped with a capacity of 40 overnight in Amish-built bunk beds (2 per room).

Main Office

Check-in for most retreats will happen at the main lodge, but you might stop here if you’re visiting for a tour, need directions, or have a special delivery.

Marian Grotto

Our Lady welcomes visitors to a prayerful place of reflection and intercession

Lake Joy

A 30-acre expanse with an awesome beachfront all summer and a beautiful view year round!

The Other Side of the Lake

Over half of our 471 acres hold the potential for future development to welcome more campers!

Air Activities

High Ropes

Make your way across on one of two levels of adventure: high or extra-high!

Climbing Wall

At 48 feet, this is the tallest outdoor climbing wall in Ohio!

Vertical Play Pen

8 different gravity-defying routes test your climbing skills in ways you wouldn’t expect

Giant Swings

Release from 25 feet in the air for a guaranteed rush of adrenaline

Land Activities

Paintball

Teams battle it out through woods on a specially-designed course

Archery Tag

Where dodgeball meets the hunger games

Low Ropes

A collection of 20 unique challenges for the whole group

Water Activities

The Blob

Jump onto a giant inflatable pillow and launch the person at the other end

Zip Lines

Side-by-side 1000 ft ziplines skim the surface of the lake in a race to the finish

Beachfront

Swim zone, gaga pit, volleyball and more

A Note for Parents

At CYSC and all Damascus programs, we have a policy we like to call “challenge by choice”. That means every camper will be invited to participate in each activity, but no one will be forced to go too far beyond their comfort zone. We encourage campers to take the next step in a way that will help them grow and develop greater confidence.

Hospitality at Damascus

We’d love to welcome your church or business group for a retreat!

Talk to Us

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