Rental Facilities

Looking to have an incredible and memorable event for your parish, school, or business? We want to help!

See how renting Damascus Catholic Mission Campus will bring new excitement to your ministry or organization.

What makes Damascus a true environment of encounter?

  1. Facilities

  2. Meals

  3. Activities

Scroll down for the digital grand tour or with specific questions:
Sheila McMahon – Guest Experience Coordinator or call 740.480.1288

Fee Schedule


The Lodge

Newly constructed in 2016, our beautiful Lodge is the center of the action at Damascus. Our Lodge is within a 5-minute walk to all cabins and activities at Damascus.

Within the Lodge:

  • Dining Hall with capacity for 350 seated at tables
  • Auditorium with main stage and capacity for 350 seated
  • Conference expandable to > 1,000
  • Breakout Rooms with room for seating and small group conversations
  • 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.

Bunk Cabins

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.

Lakeside Cabins

Two 40-person lakeside retreat cabins with breakout space in the middle overlooking the lake (capacity 80).

Allow your guests to enjoy semi-private rooms that sleep 1-4 people in each individual room. Each wing of the Lakeside Cabins has multiple private restrooms.

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.

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

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

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

  •  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.

Activity Barn

A beautifully renovated meeting and games and recreation space for up to 100.

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.


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 Whitney Fisher at

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 is as like 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:
Sheila McMahon – Guest Experience Coordinator or call 740.480.1288