Kirkmont Center is dedicated to outdoor experiences of discovery, learning, and wonder, to the end that individuals and groups grow in their relationship to God, one another, and the earth.
Kirkmont Center, an independent non-profit organization, was founded by the Presbyterian Church USA in 1963. Today we are a camp and retreat center serving public and private school groups, non-profit organizations, youth groups, sports teams, music and art associations, churches and faith based groups of all denominations, families, businesses, and individuals. Our goal is to provide you with a renewing camp, outdoor education, or retreat experience.
Kirkmont – “church on the mountain” – is located in Logan County near Bellefontaine and consists of 278 acres nestled among gently rolling hills and pine groves. The site boasts a natural fen, two ponds (one for nature study and one for canoeing, paddle boating, and fishing), cliffs and natural ravines. Kirkmont Center is classified by naturalists as one of the most unique parcels of land in the State of Ohio, and offers many opportunities for school groups, universities, and adult education.
Nearby is Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio (Kirkmont is the second highest). Other attractions near Kirkmont include Ohio Caverns (open throughout the year); the Piatt Castles, Mac-O-Chee and Mac-O-Cheek, built in the 1800s; Pioneer House, the family homestead of the Piatts and part of the Underground Railroad Network; and skiing at Mad River Mountain.
Kirkmont offers guests lodging in one of 16 cabents (wood floors and half-walls) or four lodge facilities. Camper hook ups and tent camping are also available at Kirkmont. Other facility resources include a picnic shelter; a 50- by 50-foot pavilion; a swimming pool; over seven miles of groomed hiking trails, a low ropes challenge and initiatives course with over 20 stations; 3 campfire circles; an archery range; a seven-circuit Cretan labyrinth; a nature center; a climbing tower; zip line; giant swing and much more.
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What We Do:
- Community: Managing and governing operations for the good of the community.
- Faith: Believing that all things are possible.
- Stewardship: Taking care of the resources entrusted to us; leaving the camp better off than we found it.
- Sustainability: Operating in a financially and environmentally sustainable way.
How We Do It:
- Excellence: Seeking to exceed expectations for campers and camp users in service, facilities, and experience; and for staff, as a place where they are excited to come and use their time and talents.
- Innovation: Trying new ideas and exploring new options.
- Service: Responsive communication, providing true presence to those we are interacting with.
- Transparency: Communicating with board, staff, and constituents clearly, honestly, and regularly.