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.
Cedar Hills was the camp home for the Diocese of Ohio camp for many years. After outgrowing this location, the search began for a new home — one that could facilitate a new vision of fostering spiritual and physical wellness for adults and youth through the integration of a farm.
This was envisioned as a space that could not only support farming activities, but have water for swimming and paddling, forested space to explore and steward, and varied topography and vistas. Sounds like a dream place! Where on earth would such a place be found?
After years of searching, planning, and an extensive capital campaign, Bellwether Farm, the Diocese of Ohio’s camp, retreat, and education center, held its official ground-breaking in the fall of 2016. This momentous occasion would not have been possible without the visionary and generous support of the members of our Diocesan community, as well as the help of numerous community partners.
Bellwether Farm is a model of green technology featuring passive buildings, renewable energy, and more. It is a vehicle through which we can teach the wider community about fidelity to the environment, nutrition, physical and spiritual wellness, local food sourcing, food justice, and sustainable living.
Volunteer around Bellwether Farm. Opportunities are posted as they become available.