Community Events with Laurelville
On the Calendar
Youth Gatherings - Sundays, Sept 17-Nov 19
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-423-2056 or 724-423-2429.
Fall Paint Event - Tues Oct. 17, 5:30pm
Join us for a fun fall evening in the cozy Lodge! We will be painting our famous waterfall under the direction of Rachel Noble of Uniquely Yours. $25 per painter. Bring a friend and a small snack to share. Water and punch provided. The instructor will provide all supplies needed. No alcohol permitted. Register HERE. Questions? Amy@laurelville.org
Events Schedule for Women's Outdoor Adventure Club
Our group has grown to more than 115 women since our inaugural hike to Ohiopyle on Oct. 1, 2022. To be added to the eblast list, email Mary Kaufman, program director, email@example.com
Our 7-18-23 eblast:
Wed, July 19, 5:30pm Hike at Laurelville, meet at Dining Hall, we’ll hike white trail to split rock, then yellow to blue to Sunset Hill. About 1.5 hours. Trekking poles and sturdy shoes recommended. Please bring water. No charge this time.
Sat July 22, 7:30pm, Firefly Hike and Campfire, must pre-register here, no walk-ins, $5
Learn about fireflies from an environmental educator and observe their night lights while we hike. We’ll end with s’mores around a campfire! Participants should be able to walk at an easy pace for more than an hour, about a mile and a half, with some climbing elevation, on gravel and wooded paths with some rocks and roots. Not stroller friendly. Please wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Trekking poles are recommended. Our hike ends at the six-sided swing with a campfire and s’mores.
New Year's Kick-off Zumba Party! 9-11am, Jan. 6, 2024
Let’s start 2024 off right with a New Year’s Kick-off Zumba Party! This 90-minute dance party is perfect for anybody and every-body, who is looking for a calorie-burning, fun fitness event.
Join our certified instructors; Daynelle, Emily and Missy, as they collaborate to take the “work” out of “workout” by mixing fun low intensity and high-intensity moves. This total body workout combines all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, while boosting energy and giving each participant a serious dose of awesome when they leave!
Cost is $15 per person or $24 for two people!
Instructors may include: Daynelle Sanner (Find Your Fire Fitness), Emily Porch Gardner (Find Your Fire Fitness) and Missy Troxell (Mt. Pleasant YMCA).
February 2024 Galentines Yoga & Singing Bowls
Laurelville hosts Galentine’s Day Yoga with Singing Bowls
Enjoy some self care at Laurelville Retreat Center’s Galentine’s Day Yoga class on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. Embrace the calm with gentle stretches and breath work in this class for ages 12-99; beginners are very welcome. Bring a mat and a cozy blanket or throw. Herbal tea provided after. Taught by yoga instructor Robin Albright in the Meetinghouse, with Nicole Craig playing her crystal singing bowls during savasana for 1/2 hour.
Cost is $15 per person or two for $24. Pre-registration preferred but walk-ins welcome. Check back for reservation link.
Laurelville’s year-round, 600-acre retreat center is located at 941 Laurelville Lane in Mount Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland County. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
April 2024 National Walking Day hike
Join the YMCA Laurel Highlands at a date/time to be determined, for a National Walking Day hike at Laurelville. Park in the Welcome Center parking circle and meet at the Dining Hall entrance (restroom is available inside). Please sign up with YMCA Program Director Missy Troxell if you plan to attend: Missy.email@example.com
Learn-to-Swim Lessons 2024 - Registration opens May 1, 2024
PLEASE NOTE: Mount Pleasant Twp. residents may take free swim lessons, underwritten by the Township Supervisors, at the high school swimming pool, first session begins early June, 2024. Please call 724-423-6812.
Sunday Sunset Yoga 2024
Check back for information about Laurelville’s Sunday Sunset Yoga classes on Sundays June through August atop our 600 acre property near the labyrinth on Sunset Hill. Questions? Mary@laurelville.org
Pool Zumba water exercise classes in 2024
Check back for details about Pool Zumba in 2024!
For those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, aquatic exercise to their fitness routine, this Zumba pool party is for you! Taking a Zumba workout into a pool offers less impact on your joints. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step helps tone your muscles. Perfect for all fitness levels.
Instructor Daynelle Sanner of Find Your Fire Fitness will again bring on the fun in the sun with Latin flavor. Questions? Mary@laurelville.org
Seasonal or Ongoing Events
Have Church at Camp
Have a special service, social, or retreat for your congregation or youth group!
- Meeting Space
- Prayer Labyrinth
- Recreational Activities
- Meals and low ropes course available (additional charge)
We’d love to know how we can accommodate your group! For questions or to book, call 724.423.2056.
Pastors, Retreat for Free
Pastors, as a thank you for all that you do, enjoy a free, two-night stay at Laurelville once a year. Experience a solo retreat or bring your spouse/family along for a time of refreshment!
Call 724-423-2056 to book your retreat!