“The campfire program draws students in and provides opportunity for quieter students to ‘shine’."
Pilgrim Hills Camp has over 350 acres of woodlands, meadows, streams, trails and a lake, located in Brinkhaven, OH, approximately an hour and a half northeast of Columbus. Rolling hills surround our 14 cabins that sleep 180+. We have a teambuilding challenge course, basketball court, pond for fishing, archery, campfire circles, nature center, separate teacher housing, and hiking trails.
Please Note: While Google Maps and your navigation system will do their best, they may try to take you the back way to camp—this is not a good route in bad weather or if you have never been to camp before. Ignore any turns before Rt. 206, follow signs for Pilgrim Hills Camp, and do not hesitate to call with driving direction questions. Then you will be fine!
Pilgrim Hills Camp features comfortable adult sleeping facilities, 193 beds in year-round cabins with inside bathrooms, and tent and trailer camping.
Prettyman Adult Retreat Center with five sleeping rooms. Each sleeping room has a single bed with a trundle, two bathrooms (one handicap), full kitchen, gas grill, A/C, heat, small living room, and deck with picnic table.
Boardwalk Cabins 1-8, four buildings situated along the boardwalk that begins at Babcock Lodge. Two cabins are completely separate in one building under one roof. Each side of the building (each cabin) has five bunk beds (10 campers) plus one single bed. Each side/cabin also has a bathroom (Cabins 1-6 are updated). Each building has a deck and a frame for hanging towels, newer roofs, and the boardwalk is lit at night.
Fellowship House provides lodging for 17 people in 6 rooms with 2 single beds each and one large room with partition walls dividing 5 single beds. There are two dormitory style bathrooms. The programming room (468 sf) has a fireplace with sofas and upholstered chairs, tables and chairs. The snack kitchen has a small refrigerator and microwave.
Pilgrim Hills Camp has a large dining hall and full kitchen able to feed up to 300, with full food service and menu options available.
Pilgrim Hills Camp has six meeting and program rooms which accommodate groups from 25 to 300.
Babcock Dining Lodge and Fireside Room – The dining room is a very open and large room (3,096 sf) with windows overlooking a large deck and valley. The fireside room (1,462 sf) is attached to the dining hall and can be separated from the dining area. It has a stone fireplace with wood stove insert, sofas and chairs.
Fellowship House Program Space – a 15′ x 30′ program room connecting the cabins with a wood-burning stove, sofas and upholstered chairs. There are sliding glass doors to the large deck with benches.
Meeting House Upper Programming Room, Nature Center, and Sunrise Room – The upper level of Meeting House is a large meeting room with a stage at one end. Doors at the rear of the stage may be opened to reveal worship center. Piano, chairs and tables are available. The lower level has the Sunrise Room which is a 500 sf meeting space with a wood stove, chairs and tables that can seat 25-50. Lit paths at night. Pilgrim Hills Nature Center is also in the building in the lower level.
Sand Volleyball Courts
Action-Challenge Ropes Course
Swimming Pool Memorial Day through Labor Day
Canoes on the Mohican River
Please Note - To reach a teacher, student, or staff member, call the Nature’s Classroom contact at (614) 813-7801. In case of an emergency after regular office hours, call the site director for the facility where your program is occurring.
*To learn more about Pilgrim Hills Camp and uses for these facilities other than Nature’s Classroom programs, please visit UCCR.org