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Camp Berean Way is an overnight, Bible teaching camp for boys and girls ages 8-18. It’s a ministry of Calvary Chapel, a non-denominational church in Jackson Township. CBW was established in 1976 to give kids the time of their lives while making sure they know about God’s free gift of salvation! Our goal is to focus on the essentials of salvation. We want to present the positive, life-changing message of Christ’s love for us. 

This year we’ll be renting the facilities of Camp CHOF in Dalton, Ohio, just west of Massillon. Camp CHOF offers a swimming pool, crafts, a challenge course with climbing wall, zipline, go karts, a giant swing, campfires, team games like volleyball/basketball, and so much more!  All meals and activities are included in the camp fee. There are NO extra costs!

For 2022, we are offering a 6 day, 5 night camp. Campers will stay in a cabin with other boys or girls in their age group, along with two adult counselors. Kids from ages 8-10 are Junior campers, 11-13 year olds are Rangers, and 14 and up are Seniors. Friends wanting to be in the same cabin must sign up for the age group appropriate for the youngest friend. Our counselors are volunteers from Calvary Chapel and other area churches; they give up time during their summer because they love the Lord and love kids. Most of our counselors are former campers and/or parents of campers. Two times a day, we have chapel — a time of singing and learning from God’s Word — that is specifically geared to each age group.

Camp Berean Way offers a great time of encouragement and fun, right before the school year starts. By the time we all go home, the kids are built up by a deepening relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and by the friendships they have made with the other kids and their counselors. CBW has made a difference in a lot of lives!

General Info

REGISTRATION: Complete the online registration form for each camper. You will choose your payment method (credit/debit card or check) when you submit the registrations. Payments may be made in full, or we accept a $75 nonrefundable deposit per child with the balance due by July 17, 2022.

LOCATION: Camp CHOF is located at 1820 Deerfield Ave NW Dalton, OH 44618, conveniently just off Route 30 on the western edge of Stark County.

CHECK-IN FOR CAMPERS: Check-in is on SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, between 3 and 5 pm.

CHECK-OUT FOR CAMPERS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 at 5:45pm. Please note that we end on Friday this year, not Saturday! We encourage parents to stay for a brief closing program.

WHAT TO BRING/NOT TO BRING: Please see the “Packing List under the “Forms” tab for a complete list.

All campers should dress modestly. No spaghetti strap tops, short shorts, or midriffs showing. All clothing should be respectable and in good taste. No clothing with printing that may be offensive will be permitted. Items deemed inappropriate will be confiscated. Securely mark all items with a permanent marker.

No weapons, cell phones or other electronics! We are not responsible for the return of these items! We’re not responsible for lost or stolen items. See the “Packing List” tab for more information.

PHONE: CAMPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HAVE A CELL PHONE, AND PARENTS ARE NOT ABLE TO VISIT OR CALL THEIR CHILD DURING THE WEEK EXCEPT FOR AN EMERGENCY. This is a policy not only of Camp Berean Way but of Camp CHOF as well. Cell phones or electronics that appear at camp will be confiscated by CBW staff or CHOF staff.

In case of an emergency, Camp Berean Way directors may be contacted. The Camp CHOF office number is (330) 837-1534 or (330) 477-6267 ext. 126.

Campers are not permitted off the Campgrounds without the Camp Director’s prior permission and your written consent. If there is a need to leave and return to camp, the form needs to be filled out and turned in at check in.  See the “forms” tab for more information.

VISITORS: VISITORS: For the safety of our camp and campers, there are no visitors allowed during the week of camp. Thank you for helping us keep the kids safe.

EMERGENCY CARE:  In case of minor illness or accident, the camp nurse will care for campers as parents are contacted through the numbers provided. In an emergency, we will call 911 and notify parents. Costs are the responsibility of the family. You are responsible to submit any medical claim(s) your child incurs to your insurance provider.

MEDICATIONS:  The camp nurse will dispense daily medication to your child as directed by the parents. All medications must be in the original bottle or packaging.

SECURITY: Camp Berean Way’s staff of volunteers have all had background checks.