Family Camp

Pioneer is paying close attention to State and Local authorities for when we are allowed to re-open and what it will look like on site.  The safety of our staff and campers is very important and we will do everything required to provide a safe and enjoyable visit to Pioneer.

Camp Pioneer has been hosting its very own camp programs for 75 years, and we can promise you that with 75 years of experience comes a time tested legacy that has endured for a reason: we believe that meaningful service and hospitality go a long way.

Family Camp at Pioneer are family focused. We believe in serving every member of the family: youth, teens, men, women, and grandparents – no matter where you are in life’s journey, we’re here for you with a variety of programming and opportunities for your family to grow in spiritual development.

Camp Pioneer is the premier family camp and destination combining park-like outdoor adventure with year-round opportunities for adventure, discovery, and spiritual development.

We can’t wait to see you here! Your next adventure is just right around the corner.

Family Camp Weeks

July 19th – 24th (Ohio Week)

(Age 18 and up are $450) (Ages 13-17 are $350) (Ages 6-12 are $250) (5 and under are free)

July 26th – 31st (Lutheran Catechetical Week)

(Age 6 and up ->$250) (5 and under are free) $900 maximum per family

August 2nd – 8th (Music Week)

(Age 18 and up are $450) (Ages 13-17 are $350) (Ages 6-12 are $250) (5 and under are free)


Take part in Bible Studies, send the kids to age appropriate programming options just for them, relax on the beach, play games, choose your fun activities throughout the day, watch a beautiful Lake Erie sunset, and close each day around the campfire. Come bring your family and reconnect with this great summer vacation!

We have family camp weeks that designed for specific groups, that however does not limit those weeks to solely those groups of people. Anyone is welcome to register for any of the weeks.

Here is a brief description for each week:

Ohio Week: A tradition of bringing families from the Ohio region and out of state families all together in one place. If you and your family are not from New York and want a small vacation where you escape your day-to-day life, then this is a perfect opportunity. This week usually fills up really fast with families that have been coming for many years.

Register Here for Ohio Week

Lutheran Catechetical Week: If the title of this camp excites you, then this is a perfect summer vacation! Think of it as a confirmation camp for all ages, with liturgical worship and solid preaching, but packed with lots of outdoor and indoor fun too! With two plenary sessions and adult and youth Bible studies, this camp is not only open to families but singles and couples of all ages. This year the teaching will be led by attending pastors and seminary professors (CLTS), as well as Lutherans in Africa (LST). Make sure to bring your Bibles and LSB hymnals!

Register Here for Lutheran Catechetical Week

Music Week: A tradition at Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center for 50 years now! Let’s celebrate all of the music and friendships that have been made over these past 50 years with our best ever Music Week. This year will feature a festival adult choir, youth choir, jazz band, handbell choir, orchestra, small ensembles and more! Past conductors will be invited to attend to share their memories and musical talents. Please join us for a week of great music!

Register Here for Music Week