The Light Foundation began developing its Chenoweth Trails facility in 2009, adding infrastructure to what was once a rural 500-acre plot of land located in Darke County, near Greenville, Ohio – Matt Light’s hometown. Within 10 years, the facility has grown exponentially, showcasing its beauty to over 7,000 visitors each year.
Behind six miles of wooded trails lies a stunning property equipped with two environmentally friendly yurt structures for up to 24 overnight guests, a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, an indoor bathroom, kitchen facility, and a timber frame pavilion with a large banquet area for events, retreats, camps, and countless other functions. Nature’s beauty is certainly not lost among the infrastructure as a unique outdoor stone amphitheater overlooking a beautiful brook invites up to 100 visitors to gather.
With miles of wooded trails winding all throughout the property, Chenoweth Trails is an ideal spot for hikes. We also added a turf field, gaga ball pit, and a rock balancing area. The pond is great for swimming and fishing or just sitting beside to enjoy a peaceful moment out in nature. There truly is something for everyone here!
A winning experience at Chenoweth Trails is also a win for The Light Foundation! By utilizing Chenoweth Trails for your special event, you are giving us more opportunity to serve others in unique ways. At the Light Foundation, we strive to create a learning environment and a culture that is rooted in the outdoors. We are all about getting young people to think outside of the box and reach their highest potential. Chenoweth Trails is a key resource for reaching the goals we set for kids, their families, the community, and beyond. It is here to promote and facilitate these opportunities for our youth programs and other non-profit groups and organizations. So, while you win with a meaningful experience here, we win through continued support for our organization!
We are grateful for those who have helped us along the way and who have played a major role through volunteerism and financial support. In choosing Chenoweth Trails for your event, it is confirmation that you believe in what we are doing and see true value in our programs and our facility. We truly appreciate the continued support we receive from the community and we hope that Chenoweth Trails will serve your needs.
Our incredible staff will go out of their way to ensure a fabulous experience, no matter what you might use the facility for. Please check the reservation calendar below for open dates then complete the reservation inquiry form if you are interested in utilizing Chenoweth Trails. We will be in contact shortly after we receive your inquiry. Thank you from all of us at The Light Foundation!
Reservation Inquiry Form
Montessori Jr. High
“Thank you for letting us use your facilities at Chenoweth Trails. I’ve been there before, but never used it and wondered how it would work for our school. Well… it was amazing! It was everything I thought it would be and more. It is so much better than the camp we used to go to… one of my favorite things was the astro-turf field – it worked great for all of our activities” – Will Coomer
Fur Fish & Game 4H
“Our 4-H club had a great time at Chenoweth Trail. As advisors we are very thankful for allowing us to use the space and look forward to future events at the facility. We played kickball on the turf field for 2 hours! Some other activities included cooking over the open fire, took a night hike and called in owls – very cool, enjoyed an evening around the campfire, took a morning hike identifying animal tracks along the way and gave back by doing some camp clean-up.”
EUM Church Men's Retreat
“45 men from 6 different churches came together to refill their spiritual gas tanks They will go back into their lives as better men! The facility was an excellent location for our retreat and we are grateful!”
Canine Capers 4H Club
“The club really enjoyed their time at Chenoweth Trails. We felt blessed to know it was right in Darke County! It was a nice getaway that was close to home. Our purpose for going there was to promote and build stronger relationships between 4H members, families and Advisers. Everything was perfect – there was more there than we expected and a nice place to have fun and connect!”