Kirkmont - “church on the mountain” a beautiful place graced by God. Kirkmont Center is located in Logan County near Bellefontaine and consists of 277 acres nestled among gently rolling hills and pine groves. The site boasts a natural fen, two ponds (one for nature study and one for canoeing, paddle boating, and fishing), cliffs and natural ravines, and a work-in-progress Adena Indian archeological site. Kirkmont Center is classified by naturalists as one of the most unique parcels of land in the State of Ohio. Because of the site’s diversity, local schools avail themselves of Kirkmont’s environmental education program.

Nearby is Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio (Kirkmont is the second highest). Other attractions near Kirkmont include Ohio Caverns (open throughout the year); the Piatt Castles, Mac-O-Chee and Mac-O-Cheek, built in the 1800s; Pioneer House, the family homestead of the Piatts and part of the Underground Railroad Network; and skiing at Mad River Mountain.

The Kirkmont site has 16 cabents (wood floors and half-walls); a picnic shelter; a 50- by 50-foot pavilion (Owens Pavilion); a pool; miles and miles of groomed hiking trails, a low ropes challenge and initiatives course with over 20 stations; 3 campfire circles; an archery range; a seven-circuit Cretan labyrinth; a nature center; a climbing tower; zip line; giant swingand, and much more.


Croft House

Croft House was opened in 1995, and was named for the Scottish word Croft meaning barn. This timber frame building contains a Great room with fireplace, loft with conference space, covered decks, and a fully finished lower level. Croft House is handicap accessible, air conditioned, and carpeted throughout. Croft House is designed for use by adult or family retreat groups from 16 to 24 people, business meeting groups numbering 16 to 100, and banquet groups up to 80. Located just off the Great Room are four bedrooms (6 beds per room), each with 4 bunk beds, 2 single beds, a private washroom and shower. One of the bedrooms is handicap accessible. Croft House also has a fully equipped kitchen.

Photos of Croft House.


Dunaway Lodge

Dunaway Lodge was dedicated in August of 1964 by John E.Dunaway in memory of his brother, the Rev. Robert H. Dunaway,D.D. This private, modern one-story building includes an openwood deck and a Gathering Room with a fireplace. Dunaway Lodgeprovides an ideal setting for small retreat groups, adults or youth,and business meeting groups from 8 to 16 people. Dunaway Lodgeis handicap accessible and has two bedrooms and two washroomswith showers and a fully equipped kitchen.

Photos of Dunaway Lodge.


Goodrich Lodge

Goodrich Lodge was named for Mr. Harold S. Goodrich who donated 95 acres of land in 1960 to The Miami Presbytery in memory of the Rev. Dr. Charles Ryan Adams, a former pastor of the Convenant Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ohio. Opened in June of 1963, this spacious open beam structure has a fireplace in the dining hall and decks on both levels. The Lodge is suitable for adult, family or youth retreat groups of 27 to 70 people, business meeting groups numbering 25 to 100, and banquet groups of up to 150 people. Goodrich Lodge has six bedrooms with a capacity of 50 to 70 people, a two-bedroom apartment with separate bath, and a Conference Room which can be used as a bedroom. Because Goodrich Lodge contains the main dining hall, meals are provided by the Kirkmont Staff. However, a refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee maker are available for groups who want to provide their own snacks.


Photo coming soon.



Cabent = cabin & tent. Each Cabent has a solid roof, permanent bunk beds with safety rails, a porch and canvass sides.

Photo of Cabents.


  • Kirkmont Center is designed...
    to provide a year-round place for church, school and business groups for Retreats, Day Events, Outdoor Education, Meetings or Workshops.

  • Kirkmont Center is classified ...
    by Naturalists as one of the most unique parcels of land in the State of Ohio. Awaiting your exploration are 300 acres of gently rolling hills with natural ravines, wooded trails, a bog, meadowland, praire and the head water of the Mad River, as well as a protected selection of wildlife and enhanced habitat.

  • Kirkmont Center is located ...
    in Logan Count, near Bellefontaine, Ohio, directly off U.S. Route 33, two miles east of Zanesfield on County Road 10. Its is the second highest spot in the State of Ohio.
    Driving distance from the Dayton area is about 50 minutes from I-70; from the Columbus area, about 45 minutes from I-270; from the Akron area, about 50 minutes from I-71; from the Lima area, about 45 minutes from State Route 117.

  • Kirkmont's Summer Youth Camp Program includes ...
    new resident or day camps for Grades K through 12; music, service, sports, mission trip, canoe journey, leadership training, science & discovery…

  • Kirkmont's Environmental Education Program offers ...
    an outstanding Outdoor Education program, in conjunction with area public and private schools. Either resident or day camp sessions are available for Grades 4 and up!

  • Kirkmont's Naturalist Staff will ...
    tailor activities for your group which support event's theme or purpose an could include: Nature Walks, Nature Center Exploration, Psalm Walk, Biblical Scavenger Hunt, Archeological Dig Site, The Bog (a natural fen rare to Ohio) with its floating boardwalk…

  • Kirkmont's Low Ropes Challenge & Initiatives Course is ...
    designed to promote team-work and a cooperative spirit. Adult or youth groups will be guided through 10-25 stations by certified ASE instructors.