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Why AFC Events?

  • A deeply prayerful experience

    Enter into the beauty and mystery of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, and other Catholic devotions.

  • Support from others

    You can’t fight spiritual battles alone. At our events, you’ll meet like-minded Catholics who can support you throughout the year.

  • Catholic Truth

    Knowledgeable Catholic clergy and speakers will guide you to a fuller understanding of the truths of your Catholic Faith.


Catholic Familyland®

A Place Set Apart for Families


Pilgrimage. Prayer. Rest.

We invite you to slow down and rest in God’s grace when you come to Catholic Familyland. This place of pilgrimage, prayer, and spiritual refuge is set apart so that your family can be renewed in your relationships with God and each other.

On these holy and peaceful grounds, you can pray at the Holy Family of Fatima Prayer Site, numerous Eucharistic chapels, the crypt of Servant of God Gwen Coniker, and more.

For your family members who love to stay busy, Catholic Familyland also offers a number of recreational activities (see below for a complete list).


• Swimming pool     • Kiddie pool     • Basketball/tennis court    • 2 volleyball courts     • Hiking trails     • Private fishing pond     • Shuffleboard court     • 9-hole disc golf course     • 4 swing sets     • 2 toddler playhouses     • Jungle gym     • Softball field     • Soccer field     • Tiny Tots indoor play area (0–3 yrs)     • Picnic pavilion     • Cornhole boards     • Hammocks     • Evangelization Bookstore     • Mama C’s Snack Shack

Still Have Questions?

We've got answers (see below)

Where are your events held?

Catholic Familyland in Bloomingdale, OH, 

except for the mini Holy Family Fests.

This 803-acre retreat center (in the peaceful Ohio countryside) features:

  • Seasonal family cabins
  • A campground
  • Tons of fun activities
  • Several chapels
  • Indoor and outdoor places of prayer
  • An auditorium that seats about one thousand people
  • And more!

Where will I stay when I come?

For work fests: you will likely stay in one of our single or double retreat rooms.

For family events (such as the Holy Family Fest or Totus Tuus “Consecrate Them in Truth” Family Conference), you can stay in:

  • Our seasonal cabins
  • A rented RV
  • Your own camper
  • A tent at our campground

If you are concerned about bad weather, you may wish to stay at a nearby hotel (about a 20 minute drive).

Lodging is available on a first-come, first-served basis.