About Us

YMCA Camp Willson
500 Acre Memory Maker

Camp Alfred L. Willson is centered around a natural spring-fed lake formed during the last glacial period in Ohio 14,000 years ago.

In the 1850′s, the lake was initially named Lake Spencer for a man who used to make counterfeit silver dollars in a log cabin overlooking the lake. The lake was later renamed Silver Lake and finally, Mac-O-Chee. Other names for the Lake have included Blaylocks Lake and Balards Lake.

Maps and Directions

Address & Phone:
2732 County Road 11
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

From Columbus: Starting at the northwest corner of I-270, take SR 33 west through Marysville to Bellefontaine. Take SR 68 (3rd Bellefontaine exit) south (left) through downtown Bellefontaine. Follow directions for Bellefontaine listed below.
Time: about 50 minutes from I-270 & SR 33.

From Toledo: Take I-75 south toward Findlay. Take Exit 156 (SR 15) south to SR 68 (toward Kenton). Follow SR 68 south approximately 50 miles to Bellefontaine. From here, follow directions for Bellefontaine listed below.
Time: about 2 hours.

From Cincinnati/Dayton: Take I-75 north to Sidney. Exit onto SR 47 East (toward Bellefontaine, exit 92). Follow SR 47 east approximately 25 miles to County Road 32 (traffic light after RTC, but before the sign for AIG). Turn right onto CR 32 and follow 1 mile to CR 11. At the stop sign turn right and follow CR 11 one mile to Camp Willson entrance (on the right). Follow access road to camp office.
Note: if you miss CR 32 (it is difficult to see) go into Bellefontaine, turn right onto SR 68 and follow directions from SR 68 listed below.
Time: about 1 hour 15 minutes from Dayton.

Once in Bellefontaine: Take SR 68 south through Bellefontaine. Continue to the traffic light at CR 11/Lake Ave. (marked both ways). This is one traffic light south of Wendy’s fast food restaurant. Turn right (west) at this light and go 2.7 miles to camp entrance. Camp is on the right. Follow access road to camp office.

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