A Christian Music, Fellowship, Games & Camping Adventure!

About Us

In June of 2012, we hosted the first annual Revelation Youth Camping Retreat on the church grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermilion, OH. We hosted one band and one speaker for that one day/overnight camping retreat. As with any event, our eight member Christian retreat inner circle core leadership team, comprised of current and retired professional primary & secondary school educators (two teachers, one guidance counselor and one building administrator), church clergy (two pastors), and medical professionals (one registered nurse, one registered dental hygienist and certified athletic trainer), reflected upon the strengths and weaknesses of our initial retreat to reinforce the positives for upcoming years and also established many areas for improvement. Through this cooperative and collaborative reflection and brainstorming process, our retreat council recommended making several changes to the retreat that we believe will be beneficial to the campers, parents with children (families), youth & youth group leaders, couples, teenagers, children and adults this summer. The changes implemented for 2013 were:
1) Move the retreat to a larger property that is more centrally located in north central Ohio and will be more accommodating to overnight camping, water recreation, recreational activities, expanded camper attendance and provide a venue capable of hosting multi-artist, live concerts. Thus we have a multi-year agreement with the New London Reservoir Campground & Amphitheater to be the home site for our retreat this year and for years to come.
2) We decided to expand the retreat from just a one day/overnight camping retreat to a full weekend/overnight camping retreat. New for 2013, the Revelation Retreat will be held on the weekend of Friday morning, July 26th through Sunday morning, July 28th.

3) We decided to expand the target demographic from just church youth group members (grades 5th - 12th as of the 2013-14 school year and ages 11 - 18 as of July 26, 2013) and youth group leaders & chaperones to opening the retreat up to include parents with families (kids any age) and adults (ages 18 & up) as well.
4) We decided to expand the options for attending the retreat. New for this year, campers have several options available for attending the retreat in 2013. These options are as follows: a) Full weekend/overnight camper, b) One day/overnight camper, c) Day-only commuter camper and d) Evening concert only walk-ins. We wanted to be less restrictive and welcome everyone, not only church youth groups, but also invite families with children and adults to the retreat. Thus, this year we changed our name to the Revelation Christian Family & Youth Camping Retreat.
5) We decided to continue our goal of providing a high quality, logistically nearby, north central Ohio located, Christian summer event at a very reasonable, affordable and attractive price. This year, our registration tickets are sold online by the ticket marketing service, iTickets  ( We now offer several ways to save money on purchasing your tickets. We have several discount price options available: a) early registration discount incentive with date deadlines, b) senior ticket discounts (ages 60+), c) large group quantity discounts, d) free admission for children ages 3 & under that are accompanied by parents/guardians or responsible adults (ages 18 & up) and e) special ticket prices for youth (ages 7 thru 17) and youngsters (ages 4 thru 6) which save you money. Check out our Revelation Retreat 2018 ticket page online at iTickets. They accept all major credit cards and you have the option to print your registration ticket from your home computer printer!
6) The advertising, marketing and promotions of this camping retreat needed to be more comprehensive and begun earlier in the year. We have expanded our advertising strategies to include social media (Facebook page), our own online website
(, phone call committees, newspaper ads, yard signs, posting flyers, fax blasts and e-mail blasts. We have partnered with iTickets to sell our registration tickets as well as promote our retreat via their extensive online resources. For our first retreat held in 2013, we began the promotions for our retreat in March, 2013. For our upcoming retreat in 2015, we plan to start our marketing and promotions in late August, 2014 for the Revelation Retreat 2015! As you can see, we have made many improvements to the retreat and cannot wait to see you at our retreat this coming summer.

Let's begin by emphasizing that we welcome everyone to attend our retreat so you can participate in the "Revelation Retreat Experience" and be a member of our retreat family . We are a fantastic contemporary Christian music, meditation, fellowship, recreation, games and FUN camp hosted at the outstanding and beautiful New London Reservoir Campground & Amphitheater in New London, OH. We are the best value Christian overnight music, fellowship & games camping adventure this summer! Here is the exciting news for the Revelation Retreat 2019; we will have 6 Christian praise rock bands and 2 inspirational evening keynote speakers scheduled to appear at the retreat. We are proud to have as one of our primary goals is to be an outstanding Christian music, fellowship, games and camping adventure whereby we will be showcasing the best contemporary Christian bands and inspirational speakers from right here in Ohio and the Midwest! Also, we are pleased to announce that we will offer 3 seminars/workshops featuring guest speakers covering critical Christian topics young adults, couples and parents will be interested in attending and learning more about. The topics for the 2019 seminar series will be announced later. Some of the topics from the past couple years were: 1) Engaging in alternative ministries - "Breaking In" to prison ministries, 2) "From the Secret Service To Jesus Service", 3) "Leadership & Management of a Christian Radio Station", and 4) "A Close Encounter Of A Supernatural Kind & Finding God's Plan For Your Life". We are also excited to mention that we will for the fourth year in succession host the Purity Revival at our retreat. Join us on the weekend of Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th for the Revelation Retreat 2019!

We believe in our abilities to change lives for the better (Born Again) through faith in the Triune God, the Holy Trinity; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our retreat will present the Gospel through contemporary Christian music, artist spotlight testimonial sessions, inspirational speakers and other means so that those attending will be drawn to salvation and become ambassadors of Jesus Christ.

16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." John 3:16-18

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans 8:14-16

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. Galatians 4:5-7

14 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, 15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. 2 Samuel 6:14-15

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31

Although this retreat will provide activities and entertainment intended to inspire, energize and motivate Christian parents with families, church youth groups, youth group leaders & chaperones and adults, we will welcome all to hear and believe the word of God as provided to us through the Holy Bible. Come see what we have to offer and be a part of the "Revelation Retreat Experience & Family"!

We plan on providing a morning devotional service each day that will share the good news of the gospel. All our teachings and messages will be Bible-based and Christ-centered. Our retreat activities and uplifting services feature messages that will help prepare you to live your faith daily. God has a divine plan and purpose for your life. Becoming aware of this revelation begins with putting God first in your life, knowing that we can fulfill our divine destiny and purpose through service that brings all glory to God and that which advances and expands His kingdom. This retreat will help you to understand God's PLAN for your life.

Our retreat is sanctioned by the Vermilion Church of the Nazarene and sponsored by Sonship Crusades, Ltd. Stage sound, lighting & video provided by Platinum Tunes Sound Productions, LLC.

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