ActivitiesCamp Because I Said I Would spreads across 92 acres in the heart of farm country just 45 miles outside of Columbus, Ohio. With rolling hills and valleys, we are located in the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau that was carved out by ice thousands of years ago and is currently Ohio Amish Country. Disconnect from the stress of everyday life surrounded by a level of peace and quiet that can be hard to find in modern society.
Onsite ActivitiesWhen it’s time to turn up the energy, our property has a buffet of activities to keep you and your group lively.
- 1.5 acre swimming lake
- Archery range
- 9-hole foot golf course
- 9-hole disc golf course
- 1-mile of canopied forest hiking trails
- Canoe and kayaks
- Waterfront yoga deck
- 7 Campfire conversations areas
- 400 blu-ray movie library
- 100 board game library
- Recreation shed full of outdoor toys! (e.g., boomerangs, kites, bocce ball, giant Jenga, hacky sacks, Spike Ball, RC boats, etc).
The Escape Room at Camp!Embark on a thrilling adventure with our 60-minute Lost Treasure escape room, where puzzles and mysteries abound at every turn. Designed to challenge and delight, this immersive experience is the perfect opportunity for teams and families to strengthen bonds and work together towards a common goal. Our escape room is not open to the public. It is only available to our program attendees, Manor Lodge guests (with additional fee) and corporate retreats.
Local ActivitiesThere are many exciting activities to be experienced in the countryside, and we would be happy to assist in planning and coordinating your visit to these attractions and ensure your transportation needs are met.
Wine TrailWe are located along the Three Rivers Wine Trail. In fact, our property used to be a winery itself and still maintains a 2-acre vineyard with three varieties of grapes. A shuttle service can be arranged to take you and your guests to any or all of the following wineries in the area.
River AdventureThe Kokosing and Mohican Rivers offer a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are popular options for those looking to explore the river. For those who prefer a more adventurous experience, there are many opportunities for rock climbing and rappelling on the cliffs along the river. Additionally, there are many hiking and biking trails that follow the river. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day on the water or an action-packed adventure, the Kokosing and Mohican Rivers have something for everyone.
GolfIf you're looking to hit the links during your stay at camp, there are plenty of options nearby. Just a short drive away, you'll find three excellent golf courses to choose from. Apple Valley Golf Course is the closest at just 11 miles away, while Black Diamond Golf Course and Fire Ridge Golf Course are both less than 20 miles away. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a casual golfer, these courses offer a great opportunity to enjoy the game in a beautiful natural setting. So grab your clubs and head out for a round on the greens during your stay at camp!
Amish CountryThe rolling hills and picturesque farmland of Ohio's Amish Country are home to one of the largest Amish communities in the United States. Explore the charming towns and villages that dot the landscape and gain an understanding of the traditional way of life that is still practiced by the Amish people. From horse-drawn buggies to one-room schoolhouses, the sights and sounds are a step back in time. Visitors can also experience the local culture by sampling delicious homemade food and crafts, such as quilts and furniture made by hand. The opportunity to witness and learn about a way of life that is often hidden from the modern world is a truly unique and enriching experience.
Historic Canal TownHave you ever been on a horse-drawn canal boat ride? Live out our history and immerse yourself in Ohio's rich heritage. Roscoe Village sets the scene as the restored 1830s port town reveals a glimpse into what it would be like to live a day in the life. Complete with full costume interpreters, a practicing blacksmith, and even an activity center to try your hand at the many unique crafts of the time, our Living History Tours will whisk you away to yesteryear. Discover an array of local artisans and boutiques as you stroll down the brick-paved sidewalks and enjoy decadent eats and treats throughout the village restaurant and pubs.
Columbus, Ohio is the 15th largest city in the United States and is located only 45 miles from Camp Because I Said I Would. Shopping, nightlife, festivals, and more, including:
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, the Largest Zoo in the World!
- COSI - Center of Science & Industry, Voted #1 Science Museum in the nation by USA Today's 10Best for three years running!
- Professional and College Sports Teams:
Three Rivers Wine Trail
We are located along the Three Rivers Wine Trail. In fact, our property used to be a winery itself and still maintains a 2-acre vineyard with three varieties of grapes. A shuttle service can be arranged to take you and your guests to any or all of the following wineries in the area.