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Every year members of our church, Grace URC, go up to Camp Wooten for a relaxing retreat. Camp Wooten is located along the Tucannon River in the Blue Mountains, near Pomeroy. The campground can accommodate about 200 people though we never max it out. My teen age kids went up for the whole weekend but my wife and I only went up for the day on Saturday.

There are a number of hiking trails through the forest and mountains. I hiked up the trail behind Donnie Lake to take some pictures of the camp and the lake. On Sunday some adventuresome folk scrambled up to ‘the cross’ which is over 1000 feet above the camp. Canoes are available for use on Donnie Lake and the kids loved paddling them around. Donnie Lake is also home to a large number of tiny frogs which the boys love to catch along with a few snakes. The 25’x50′ heated indoor swimming pool was also a big hit for the kids on Saturday afternoon.

The food is always great and part of the fun of Camp Wooten is that everyone gets to help. Whether it is in meal prep, serving, or washing the dishes afterward there are plenty of opportunities for everyone.