Camp Luz hosting events Sept. 23-24 and beyond

Camp Luz hosting events Sept. 23-24 and beyond

The Camp Luz Fall Fest on Sept. 24 will include crafts, hayrides, cornhole, a silent auction, food, music and more.


With fall in the air, people may be wondering where they can have a hayride, see the beautiful multi-colored leaves, or buy a homemade pie with fresh local produce. Those who enjoy competing might like to try their hand at playing disc golf.

Camp Luz, located on the corner of Kidron Road and US 30, hopes to help people welcome autumn while supporting its 70-year-old mission with a number of upcoming events.

Buzz at Luz

On Sept. 23, the 2nd annual “Buzz at Luz” Disc Golf Tournament will again be held, and players of any skill level — advanced, intermediate, or beginner — can try their luck in two 18-hole rounds.

The first sixty people to register will receive a Buzz at Luz tournament disc and top finishers in each division will receive prizes. All players will also receive one complimentary raffle ticket for a drawing to win a portable disc golf basket. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the tournament. The winner of the drawing will be announced at the awards ceremony in the afternoon.

The Registration fee is $30 and those wishing to compete can sign up at or by calling the camp office at 330-683-1246.

Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. and players can pack a lunch or enjoy a local restaurant. Players will have a meeting at 9 a.m., with Round 1 starting at 9:30 and Round 2 after lunch at 12:45 p.m. Awards will take place as soon as all scores are in and processed

Last year, almost 50 people participated in the “Buzz at Luz,” with Jack Steiner winning the Advanced category with a 90 (-18), his dad, Rex Steiner, winning the Intermediate category with a 97 (-11), and Brian Handwerk winning the Recreational category with a 104 (-4).

Fall Fest

After the disc golf, the Fall Fest kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m., with crafts, hayrides, cornhole, and a silent auction offered for the whole family. At 5, the pulled pork dinner by donation will start, and people can enjoy supper while listening to the live band, Marcus and Marketo, a eclectic duo combining Marketo’s gospel roots and classical background and Marcus’ love of country and soul.

At 6 p.m. there will be a program followed by a live auction, where baked goods made by camp staff and friends will be auctioned off. “The pie auction is one of the best around- you can’t buy these pies at the local store,” said Camp Luz director Andrew Michaels.

“We work hard to keep our programs and services affordable and provide financial assistance to families who otherwise would not be able to afford summer camp. Registration and rental fees only cover a portion of what it costs to operate this 70-year-old ministry,” Michaels added. “Fall Fest is our biggest annual fundraiser. We created Fall Fest to be a celebration of the ministry of Camp Luz in addition to raising some needed funds to support this ministry moving forward.”

More at Luz

While its main focus in the summer is providing Christian camps, Camp Luz operates all year. Groups can rent out the buildings or the pool, and disc golf is is available to be played during daylight hours from Sept. 1-May 31.

Some upcoming retreats include a Women’s Retreat Oct. 13-15; a Personal Retreat Nov. 10-12; Teen Retreats: Feb. 2-4 and 9-11, 2024; and a Men’s Retreat April 19-21, 2024.

More information can be found at

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