Important Note, Consultants’ Camp 2020 has been postponed to 2021. Stay tuned for details…
You’re probably wondering about the details of meals, rooms, hiking, weather, Internet access, mobile phone reception, and all the rest. Look no further. This page is where you’ll find details about life at Camp. If there’s something you need to know, and you can’t find it here
All guest rooms have private baths, air conditioning, electric heat, color TV, and Wi-Fi Internet access. Have a look.
Rooms with two queen beds are reserved on “our” hallway at the discount rate of $135/night.
If you call by phone, just tell them you are with the Consultant’s Camp group. There is a special link for those who wish to reserve the Queen rooms online at Maumee Bay Lodge.
In addition to the rooms on our hallway, we have reserved a 2 bedroom cabin for the lunch/pizza venue. Other cabins are available as well. Rates vary depending on whether you’re looking for a 2 or 4 bedroom cabin. Call the Lodge for information at 419-836-1466.
Note that cabins are about 1/4 – 1/3 mile from the main lodge (where the meeting rooms and restaurant is), so be prepared to bicycle, drive, or walk a bit to move between the cabins and the main lodge.
Breakfast is served in our meeting room. Your camp fee pays for the catered breakfast. There are three special dinners, described below, and which are hosted by Camp.
For lunch, we’re on our own, but there is an informal “lunch club” staffed by volunteer Campers who stock the kitchen in our cabin with cold lunch items and snacks. Participation is voluntary and costs $40 for the week.
Other meals are not included, but there is a full kitchen at our disposal for Campers to use at their leisure. And some of us will be exploring nearby restaurants. Here are some restaurants on a list from TripAdvisor for Oregon, Ohio, the town next to the lodge.
Here’s a link to a Google map showing the location of Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, where Consultants’ Camp 2020 will meet.
The three special dinners are the Welcoming Dinner (Sunday), Pizza night (Tuesday), and the Celebration Dinner (Friday).
The Welcoming Dinner is on the evening of the day we all arrive at Camp. Pizza Night is no ordinary order-in affair. It’s a festive design-your-own pizza celebration, in which Campers volunteer as pizza chefs to produce novel masterpieces unavailable anywhere else.
The Celebration Dinner is usually a conventional barbecue, but special dietary requirements will be accommodated to the best of our ability.
Special dietary requirements
If you have any dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or low-acid, contact this year’s social director, Boudewijn DeKerf, with details. The kitchen is not certified Kosher.
The Lodge has an outdoor pool, outdoor jacuzzi, and indoor sauna and exercise room. An 18-hole golf course is available onsite. Bicycles are being made available to us free of charge for use during camp. The beach of Lake Erie is on premises. Daytime activities available nearby include hiking, golf, fishing, and horseback riding. The city of Toledo,, 20 minutes away, has several attractions and historic sites. Cuyahoga Falls, an amusement park with historic wooden roller coasters, is an hour away, and Cleveland — close to both the NFL Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is about 2 hours away. Detroit, another vibrant midwest city, is an hour away.
The Convention and Visitors Bureaus for nearby cities have up to date event listings.
This page on the Lodge website has connections to recreation and events
What to wear
Comfortable, casual clothes—jeans, shorts, T- shirts, and a sweatshirt or light jacket. There’s a swimming pool and a hot tub so bring swimwear. It can be quite hot at the end of August and there’s a fair chance of rain, so a poncho or rain jacket is a good idea. Don’t forget sunscreen!
Free wireless Internet connections are available throughout the property. There is also a computer in the Business Center with Internet access.