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Who We Are

Bellwether Farm Camp, Retreat, and Education Center offers a model of sustainable living that promotes physical and spiritual wellness, fidelity to the environment, and social justice.

Programming

Nestled into the curves of the Vermillion River, Bellwether Farm is a camp, retreat, and education center dedicated to exposing the wider community to the creation that sustains all of life. As a working farm, its life focuses on four primary activities.

Facilities & Grounds

Bellwether Farm is a unique and affordable option for your next gathering. The center offers brand new facilities featuring a green technology, renewable energy, and water reclamation systems.

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Find ways to get involved with Bellwether Farm including volunteer opportunities and ways to give.

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Vestry Retreats

Help your new Vestry members get oriented and spend time together in prayer and reflection, preparing for the year ahead. Book a Vestry Retreat at Bellwether Farm and get 20% off the total cost. Retreats can be overnight or for a single day and will include all desired meals. The final cost is dependent on the number of meals and rooms.

You can plan your own agenda and program, as well as take advantage of a plenary discussion of church polity and parochial leadership, led by someone provided by Bellwether. The farm can accommodate up to three or four vestries at a time, depending upon overnight needs, which offers a wonderful opportunity for wardens, vestry members, and clergy from different parishes to learn from one another.

Five weekends have been set aside in the new year specifically for Vestry Retreats. Those already reserved for Diocese of Ohio parish vestry retreats are:

  • January 13-14
  • February 10-11
  • February 17-18
  • March 3-4
  • March 17-18

If there is another time that would work better for your parish leadership, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will do all we can to help arrange it.  

Call Bellwether at 440.839.0088 to ensure your vestry gets on the 2023 calendar. Parishes that have already booked on one of these weekends are eligible to receive the 20% discount.

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