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Come stay for a healthy dose of Mother Earth.

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Each campsite has unique features that make them all different. Explore our five campsites: Goldenrod, Aster, Juniper, Buckthorn, and Blackberry Camps. Find out which one is right for you.


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Choose how you want to stay. Bell Tent, A-Frame (coming soon) or pitch your own tent. Each campsite has unique options and availability.


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Add amenities when you book to customize your stay. Snacks, fire kits and merch. Of course you can bring your own goodies, but we can help.

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Our peaceful family spot at Rye Camp. Adorned with a cozy firepit, picnic table and plenty of big sky.


Surrounded by lush foliage, this romantic escape is our most private and luxurious accommodation.


Our third and largest canvas tent. Goldenrod will be semi-private and include a picnic/eating area, firepit, and games.

Coming Fall 2023




Bell Tents

These gorgeous waterproof cotton canvas tents are 5 meters in size, keep the rain out and the sunshine in! Designed with a mesh door, 4 mesh zipper windows, and roof vents for excellent airflow and light and keep the bugs out! The bell tent is built with 300gsm cotton canvas, sturdy and ripstop, all seams lined with high-quality tapes for waterproof function, the thick 540gsm PVC groundsheet adopted for resisting water, humidity, and cold. So you can spend a warm night even in rainy weather. 8 feet high in the center means that even your tallest friends can move around comfortably. The entire perimeter of the tent rolls up as to let the breeze, sounds of nature and fresh air in. You can roll it down at night to sleep - or keep it up for more privacy and seclusion.

Fire Pit

Community Fire Pit

Located at the front of the property, this is the central gathering place! A huge feature at Rye Camp, the CFP is donned with beefy wood benches, small boulders and an extra-large firepit. Here at Rye Camp, we love the simple pleasures of life. Sitting next to the fire until it reaches a smolder, sipping on your favorite drink and listening to the people you love most. THAT is our favorite. Fun fact: the outhouse is a short walk away on a lit path.


It is crazy to think that Rye Camp is such a short drive from the city. 20 minutes from downtown and you're there. We have found that Rye Camp might have the most special location of all time. Surrounded by farmland, honest folks and LOTS of dense foliage and mature trees, Rye Camp is its own island. We admit, there are some noises you'll hear, most specifically, the rooster. Rye Camp is very secluded. Not only the entire camp, but each individual camp, too. We created a trail system based on intuition, interpretation and flow that works for us and you.  

Big Sky

Let's talk about the term 'big sky'. What does it mean to you? To us, it means unobstructed views. About 1/3 of Rye has mature trees that shoot into the sky and have beautiful leaves that sway in the wind with sunlight that streams through, beaming down onto the mossy floor. It is gorgeous. We love it. BUT, about 2/3 of our land has trees and foliage that are less mature (we're talking 5-7 years). What this all means is that the sunsets are divine. The stars at night are unmatched. For us (and maybe you), it makes us feel less restricted and to put it simply...happy.

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Rye Camp is located in Jefferson Township in Southwest, Ohio

Close to Dayton, Cincinnati and Springfield. We are located across the road from Learning Tree Farm, near the Great Miami River and Possum Creek Metropark.

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Learning tree farm

A traditional, working farm with hands-on, nature-based education.

possum creek metropark

Take advantage of fishing ponds, hiking trails and visit the historic Argonne Forest.

great miami river

Great opportunities for recreation, from kayaking and canoeing to fishing and wildlife watching.

Deer Meadow Park

Located at 4321 Pinnacle Road, the park has a stocked 9-acre pond, skate park, picnic tables, shelters, grills, a walking path, a new disc golf course, PAR exercise system, and regular special events.

Great Miami Recreational Trail

Over 350 miles of paved, biking, hiking, and walking trails. Visitors can explore the trail system every day of the year, from dawn till dusk.

Trails End Equestrian Center

A horseback riding staple in the Miami Valley equestrian scene for over 40 years. Trails End Equestrian Center offers horse boarding stables, training, or riding lessons.

Arthur O. Fisher Park

The 150 acre park offers eight ball diamonds, twelve basketball courts, ten tennis courts, and four volleyball courts. Or cast your line into the five or two-acre ponds. Fishing licenses are not required. There are paths and prairies to explore.

Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center

Cool off this summer by visiting this award-winning. Enjoy a 174 ft tube slide, 133 ft body slide, and pools ranging from zero-depth entry to 12.5 foot diving. There is so much summer fun to be had at Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center.


Are you open all year around?


Yes! We plan on being open all year around. No need to limit the fun!

Can I bring my pets?


We will consider pets on a case-by-case basis. We love animals, just want to make sure everyone is safe during their stay. If you want to bring your pet(s), just send us an email and we will talk!

What is the cancellation policy?


If you cancel up to one week before your stay, no refund will be issued. If you cancel 8-14 days before your trip, you receive a 50% refund. 15+ days before your trip is a 15% refund fee. If you are interested in Camp Credit to re-book your stay on different dates, let us know and we will assist you!

What is the bathroom situation?


Great question! We have one outhouse for your usage. It is a sawdust system...you poop, you scoop. After you handle your business, you will grab a handful of sawdust and throw it into the toilet basin. Easy!

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