Ohio Campus

Discover a true environment of encounter.

Beautiful facilities nestled in 471 acres of forest, field & lake

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The Lodge

Our beautiful Lodge is the center of the action at Damascus, with multiple meeting space options and located within a 5-minute walk to all cabins and activities at Damascus.

Available within the Lodge:

  • Dining Hall with A/V and capacity for 350 seated at tables
  • Auditorium with main stage, A/V and capacity for 350 seated
  • Conference expandable to > 1,000
  • Eucharistic Chapel is the source and summit of our campus
  • Sacristy for all sacramental needs
  • Dining hall with capacity for 350 seated at tables and roll up doors with outside patio access

  • Auditorium with full sound system, theatre lighting, stage, huge LED video screens, and capacity for 350 seated.

  • Gathering Hall and St Francis Chapel with quiet prayer space for 30 and additional seating for breakouts of up to 100.

Activity Barn

A beautiful country-style meeting, games and recreation space for up to 100 guests.

Features a main assembly space for up to 100 seated with restrooms and bar for drinks, snacks and conversation as well as a dedicated games and recreation space with foosball, billiards, and sound system.

  • A perfect entertainment and meeting space for your small-to-medium-sized event.

  • Indoor/Outdoor activity space features patio lighting, foosball, billiards, card tables, and music.

  • Accommodations for groups up to 100 in a unique country-style atmosphere.

Lakeside Retreat Centers

Two lakeside retreat centers each feature breakout meeting rooms and a flexible central meeting and presentation space overlooking the beautiful Lake Joy (capacity 80).

Each of our two lakeside retreat centers combine lodging and meeting space options with multiple private restrooms in each wing.

The center breakout room is the perfect place to host a retreat for up to 45 people.  

  • Beautiful retreat and gathering space overlooking the breathtaking 30 acre Lake Joy.

  • Each Retreat Center features 10 private bunk rooms with room for 4 guests.  Individually HVAC conditioned.

  • Each Retreat Center features 2 breakout meeting spaces with access to restrooms and 5 bunk rooms each.

  • Retreat centers feature expansive porches overlooking the beautiful Lake Joy in a wooded environment.

  • Retreat centers include a brand new kitchen facility for serving meals and keeping food items cool and fresh.

  • Beautiful stone fireplace for Fall/Winter retreats and fireside conversations.

  • Each Retreat Center features 10 individual restrooms with showers, toilets, and sinks for your convenience.


Hillcrest Cabin Village

Eight Amish-built cabins sleep up to 20 per cabin (capacity 160).

Each cabin is complete with two separate rooms bunk rooms and full bathrooms in the center of the cabin. Every cabin is well-suited for year-round rentals with air-conditioning and heat options.

  • Bunk rooms sleep ten in each side of our bunk cabins.  HVAC controlled and comfortable accommodations.

  • Integrated bathrooms with private sinks, toilets and showers to make your retreat experience simpler.

  • Private shower/changing accommodations for your comfort and security.

  • Beautiful covered porches for group meetings or prayer and reflection.

Woodland Cabin Village

Our Woodland Cabin quads with a capacity of 96 in three 32 person cabins provide seasonal lodging in a secluded wooded environment.

Each quad consists of three bunk-style cabins attached by covered porches to an outdoor central gathering pavilion and a common bathhouse with male and female accommodations.

  • Woodland bunk cabins sleep 32 in each cabin (3 per quad).  HVAC controlled and comfortable accommodations.

  • Integrated bathrooms with private sinks, toilets and showers to make your retreat experience simpler.

  • Private shower/changing accommodations for your comfort and security.

  • Beautiful central covered pavilions for large group meetings or prayer and reflection.


The Damascus Kitchen

Allow our full-time food services department to make your next event spectacular.

Our trained and certified team will impress your retreat group with their passion and professionalism while their food selection will speak for itself with its variety of flavor and presentation.

We are able to accommodate a host of special requests and allergy needs.

For questions regarding food allergies and special needs, contact foodservices@damascus.net

Additionally, for an extra flair, your event can be catered at Damascus!


Lakes, Trails, Activities

Allow our amazing leadership staff to make your next event stand out!

Group Activities:

  • High Ropes for up to 45 people at one time
  • Low Ropes (Whale watch, the wall, spider web, islands, etc.)
  • Vertical Play Pen is the ropes and ladders version of a climbing wall
  • Dual Giant Swing lets you step out in faith, swinging over 30 ft into the air
  • 48ft. Climbing Wall with 4 different courses of difficulty
  • Paintball can have up to 30 people playing at one time
  • Archery Tag: where capture the flag meets hunger games
  • Our Low Ropes and team building activities will teach your group communication in a fun environment.

  • Archery tag is a fast paced and energizing field game that will develop healthy competition.

  • The vertical playpen challenges individuals to conquer their fears and includes the rest of your group in helping them do it.

  • The giant swing is a high adventure activity by definition!  Your group will pull participants 25 ft in the air where they will control their own release.

  • The tallest outdoor climbing wall in Ohio!  Challenge yourself to 4 routes of varying difficulty.

  • The ultimate in team competition. Paintball will provide a new level of excitement for your group.

Just ask for additional suggestions on how to best program a retreat or event at Damascus!

Contact us for open dates and rates:
hospitality@damascus.net or call 740.480.1288