Peniel Bible Camp is owned and operated by the Ohio Bible Mission, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Peniel Bible Camp is one of the Ohio Bible Mission’s ministry endeavors. The board of directors of the Ohio Bible Mission consists of seven men who are members of the Ohio Bible Fellowship. The Ohio Bible Mission is also an organizational member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship.

Through the camp facilities and programs, the Ohio Bible Mission seeks to supplement the local church ministries of the Ohio Bible Fellowship and other like-minded, fundamental churches and church organizations. As an extension of this ministry, individuals who regularly attend or are members in like-minded churches are allowed to rent the facility for spiritual refreshment and relaxation.

Renters must be in basic agreement with the doctrinal statement and philosophy of the Ohio Bible Fellowship. Rental requests must be approved prior to contracts being offered. Please contact our Program Director to inquire about camp rental.


Set in a beautiful rural landscape, the relaxed setting of Peniel Bible Camp is used throughout the year by churches, Christian schools, and other church-affiliated ministries as they seek to enhance their own ministries through the following types of opportunities.

  • Youth retreats
  • Adult retreats
  • Family camps
  • Junior and teen camps
  • Conferences
  • Spiritual emphasis weeks (Christian schools)
  • Outdoor education (Christian schools)
  • Leadership retreats
  • Fellowships


Peniel Bible Camp is situated on 360 acres of forest and field along with two large lakes, just north of Columbus and centrally located between Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. Our facilities provide for varying levels of lodging, meeting, and activities.


  • 8 rustic cabins (sleep 16 each)
  • 6 lakefront cabins (sleep 2-6 each, two with bathrooms)
  • 1 staff cabin (sleeps 10, five bedrooms with central bathroom)
  • 5 A-frame cabins (sleep 6-12, all with bathrooms and varying kitchen capacity)
  • 5 RV hook-ups (water and electric but no dump capability)
  • 1 bathhouse (located near rustic and lakefront cabins)


  • Ashbrook Hall (8000 sq. ft. dining/meeting hall with commercial kitchen, restrooms, office, conference room)
  • Recreation building (game tables, fellowship area, snack shop, camp store)
  • Rustic chapel (seating for approximately 200)


  • Soccer field
  • Multi-purpose court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Disc golf course
  • Foot golf course
  • Ranges (rifle, archery)
  • 2 lakes – 8-acre and 20-acre (swimming, boating, fishing)
  • Challenge course
  • Outdoor rec area (carpetball, tetherball, horseshoes, etc.)
  • Pedal kart track
  • 700’ zipline
  • Other venues (human foosball, gaga ball, 9-square, etc.)

For cold-weather usage, overnight lodging capacity is about 75 depending on age of campers (A-frames and lakefront area) while meeting facilities are presently limited to Ashbrook Hall.


Reasonable rates help to cover camp operational costs. Rates vary based on peak or off season, and whole or partial camp use.


Program and facility support staff are on site to assist all renters of the camp facility.


For a closer look at what we do and how we do it, feel free to visit our Facebook and Instagram accounts. And for more information or to move forward with a rental request, please contact our Program Director.

Izaac VanderSchel

(740) 505-5621