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Rio Grande, OH

Welcome to Evans Christian Outfitters

In the 1960’s Bob and Jewell Evans donated land which became Camp Francis Asbury. For many years the camp was owned and maintained by the United Methodist Church. In 2017 the name of the camp was changed to Evans Christian Outfitters (ECHO) and is now owned, operated and maintained by the Friends of Camp Asbury, Inc (FOCA). FOCA operates the summer camps and rents the camp out for groups to enjoy all year long. FOCA is a group of Christian persons who attend various churches in Southeast Ohio and desire to keep the Evans family vision of Christian camping in this region. 

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Beautiful Scenic Setting

Evans Christian Outfitters is located in rural Southeastern Ohio, less than ten minutes from Rio Grande. The wooden, rolling and rugged terrain is typical of Gallia County. The property is over 360 acres in size. The landscape is host of numerous hiking trails and an abundance of trees, plants and animals. The location offers the opportunity to explore God’s creation in a natural setting. 


God Centered Atmosphere

A beautiful chapel in the woods overlooks Lake Francis Asbury. This 3 ½ acre lake is the site of swimming, fishing, and boating activities.  


Action-Packed Activities

Enjoy lots of action-packed activities at Evans Christian Outfitters, including: paddleboats, basketball, fishing, volleyball, crafts, tennis, hiking, swimming, campfires, group games, spiritual enrichment, cookouts , education/study, fellowship, work projects, rest and relaxation, nature/wildlife study 

Group Rental

Evans Lodge is a modern building which offers year-round retreat options. It has a full-service kitchen and dining facility as well as meeting areas. Wesley Lodge is more rustic and is located in a quiet tree lined setting. Each lodge has sleeping rooms, showers and bathrooms. 

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