A children’s play area is located in the evergreen pines area beside Agape Lodge. This area offers swings, a tire climbing activity, loft/tree house, and a ship with slide to explore.
Perseverance Pool —
The camp has a lovely half Olympic sized swimming pool in a wooded area on the lower level, which can be accessed by a path or utility road. An adjoining shower house provides restroom and showering facilities. A lifeguard must be on duty at all times, and this can be arranged by contacting the Camp Office.
The outdoor Chapel is located between the upper and lower levels of the camp. This peaceful, wooded area has an A-framed stage area with log benches that can seat about 100. Evening vespers in the Chapel are especially beautiful, with the sounds of birds and chattering squirrels surrounding attendees. At dusk, mosquito repellent is highly recommended!
Low Ropes Course —
New to the camp in 2004 and made possible by a generous grant from the Rosenberry Foundation in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, the Low Ropes Course offers and excellent opportunity for individuals and groups to build leadership skills and boost self-esteem. Team-building opportunities abound, with individual components such as Whale Watch, Wild Woosy, and that ever-popular challenge ’ THE WALL! Several different activity pods make it possible for larger groups to experience the challenges of the course simultaneously. A portable initiatives pod enables course activities to also be used anywhere, anytime. Our qualified instructors/leaders can tailor make a program to meet your objectives, using our permanent Ropes Course at the camp or the portable pod at your location. The ropes course is designed to be used by corporate and civic groups, leadership teams, and Scout groups, as well as with our own Camp Buckeye programming. For more information/rates and to schedule your group, contact the Camp Office.
Sports Areas —
Camp Buckeye offers a wide range of sports facilities. A sand volleyball court, half-court basketball, horseshoes, a baseball area with backstop, swimming in our Olympic sized Perseverance Pool, archery, fishing, boating or canoeing at the Pond, Playing Field activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, The Big Ball, The Parachute and more all combine to make your stay at Camp Buckeye one of infinite possibilities! For those with a bent toward low output activities, our Miniature Golf course in a shady area near the Lodge provides a low-key way to spend a summer afternoon. A sports equipment shed is accessible through the Camp Office
Petting Zoo —
A seasonal petting zoo is a well-loved tradition at the camp. Inhabitants have included Portia the Potbellied Pig, Cocoa the Black-bellied Barbados Ram, Garth the Pony, and other assorted critters, including, but not limited to, exotic chickens, ducks, an ill-mannered turkey tom, pygmy goats, baby piglets, homing pigeons, and one of our recent additions, a white-tailed young deer named Dewdrop. If you look closely, you just might see the grown-up Dewdrop lingering at the edge of the woods. Petting Zoo is usually in operation June through Labor Day weekend.
Hiking and Nature Activities —
Camp Buckeye’s 92 acres, bordered by a state wildlife area, provide an ideal setting for outdoor activities. Maps are available, with a Trail Guide or Nature Program available by special arrangements. Hiking to the Dundee Falls or Hobo’s Cave are special highlights of the Camp Buckeye experience. Wildlife include deer, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and other mammals, as well as our much-loved reptile inhabitants such as salamanders and Blackie the Blacksnake. (Please note: if you should happen upon Blackie, don’t be alarmed, and please don’t harm her. She is rather large, but she is shy and quick to glide away, and won’t hurt you in any way!) Our pond contains large numbers of bluegill and bass – catch and release fishing is permitted. Any Pond activities must be closely monitored by a trustworthy adult.
Miscellaneous Activities —
Outdoor Education — Available for groups or schools and is available by prior arrangement.