The Stoutsville Camp Meeting Association of Stoutsville, Ohio is a non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio. The purpose of the Association is to provide an annual camp meeting at which the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ may be proclaimed, individuals are given opportunity to receive salvation, believers may be sanctified and perfected and the missionary work of Christ's Kingdom may be promoted throughout the world.
The Stoutsville Camp Meeting is in it's 119th year and offers families an opportunity to escape the fast-paced life that has become so common in our society and allows them a chance to reconnect with each other, and with their Creator, in a peaceful atmosphere that is reminiscent of days gone by. Each evening of camp meeting features well-known traveling evangelists, and old-time camp choir, special music, plus much more. So come for a day, a week or for the entire camp meeting. In any case, we are convinced that you will leave with a new perspective on your life.
To find out more about the 2016 Camp Meeting including adult, youth and children activities, or to discover more about the Stoutsville Camp Meeting Association and what we have to offer, simply click on one of the links above.
Cabins & Hotel Rentals
Reservations : Contact the Camp Secretary,
Ruth Pettibone at (614) 425-6509 (be sure to leave a message with your contact information).
The Evangelical Association held the first meeting at the Stoutsville Campground in the autumn of 1897 under the direction of Rev. W. H. Bucks, Presiding Elder and first President of the camp. Eight acres of land was leased at the price of $40. In the second year an additional three acres was included for hitching purposes. Those attending the first years stayed in tents. The first tabernacle, a large canvas tent, served the needs of the camp until a new tabernacle was erected in 1899.
The United Brethren gained an interest in the camp in the early 1900's when they voted to organize a district camp meeting known as the United Brethren Camp. The property was leased from the Evangelical Association for a ten-day to two-week period each year. Rev. H. O. Davis was the first President of the new Association. During the early years a toll was charged to enter the grounds. Season tickets were purchased for 50 cents or 10 cents for a single admission. Campers staying on the grounds rented tents for $1.
After four successful years, the United Brethren organization purchased the campground equipment from the Evangelical Association at a cost of $3,000. Stock was sold at $10 a share to raise the purchase price and the equipment was soon paid in full In 1923 the first constitution of the United Brethren Camp Meeting Association was printed and revised in 1954. It was then the organization become known as the Stoutsville Camp Meeting Association.
Officers for 2017
President - Ed Groff
VP - Rita Brown
Secretary - Ruth Pettibone
Financial Secretary - Colyene Garrabrant
Treasurer - Helen Anderson
Trustee President: Harold Hill
Trustees: Randy Ogg, Ron Browning,
Ron Long, Tom Milby,
Kyle Beougher, Ryan Milby
Member at Large: Mike Thorne,
Amy Distelhorst-Smith, Mike Turner
Ladies Aux. President: Judy Browning
Youth Representative: Daniel Smith
Statement of Faith
Bible. We believe that the Bible, in its entirety, is the inspired, inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
God. We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent personal return in power and glory.
Salvation. We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ provides the only grounds for justification, the forgiveness of sins.
Holy Spirit. We believe in the regenerating ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose power the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
Church. We believe in the spiritual unity of the Church, which is the body of Christ, composed of all who are regenerated through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Last Things. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and lost, in divine judgments, rewards and punishments.
Contact Info: (not for mailing)
11515 Main Street,
Stoutsville, Ohio 43154
740.474.4347 (during camp)
Ruth Pettibone / (614) 425-6509
Web / Media Info:
(614) 261-7312 (Stephen Barnes)