A children’s play area is located in the evergreen pines area beside Agape Lodge. This area offers a swing set and Noah’s ark play structure.
The camp has a half Olympic sized swimming pool in a wooded area on the lower level, which can be accessed by a footpath 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!
Camp Buckeye offers a wide range of sports facilities. A sand volleyball court, half-court basketball, horseshoes, a baseball area with backstop, junior Olympic sized Perseverance Pool, archery, fishing, boating or canoeing at the Pond, playing field activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, The Big Ball, The Parachute, Nine-Square-In-The-Air, mini golf, and more all combine to make your stay at Camp Buckeye one of the infinite possibilities! Some sports equipment is provided; check in at the office to borrow it.
A seasonal petting zoo is a well-loved tradition at the camp. Petting Zoo is usually in operation from 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 Discovery 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 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.