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Rural Cloverdale Area Church Camp Awaiting New Life After Foreclosure


The former Camp Otto was owned by Meridian Street United Methodist Church, who used it as a youth and family camp for more than 40 years. The property borders both the Lieber State Recreation Area and the Owen-Putnam State Forest. 
(Courtesy Photo) The former Camp Otto was owned by Meridian Street United Methodist Church, who used it as a youth and family camp for more than 40 years. The property borders both the Lieber State Recreation Area and the Owen-Putnam State Forest. (Courtesy Photo) A former church camp in rural Cloverdale will be sold at auction on July 10th. The site, Camp Otto, was owned by Meridian Street United Methodist Church, who used it as a youth and family camp for more than 40 years. Camp Otto was sold by Meridian Street UMC in 2007 and is currently in foreclosure.

The 44-acre property, which includes a sevenacre private lake stocked for fishing, borders both the Lieber State Recreation

Area and the Owen- Putnam State Forest.

The property is suited for use as a corporate, private or church retreat. Its nine buildings, including a 3,100-square-foot lodge, can accommodate more than 60 guests. It is located six miles south of I-70, less than 50 miles from Indianapolis, Terre Haute and Bloomington.

The absolute auction, in which the property will be sold regardless of the final bid amount, is schedule for 11:00 a.m. on July 10 at the camp: 12334 Camp Otto Road, Cloverdale, IN 46120.

For more information, contact Seth Seaton at 317-450-6469, or visit www.keyauctioneers.com.

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