Community Events with Laurelville

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On the Calendar

Youth Gatherings - Sundays, Sept 17-Nov 19

Laurelville’s Youth Gatherings for middle school and high school students will start again this fall! Each Sunday from Sept 17- Nov 19, we will meet in the Shenandoah gymnasium from 6-8pm. 
Come join us for a season of fun, faith and friends! If you want to have fun, connect with others, and grow in your faith this community youth gathering is for you. It’s free! So come drop by and check it out.

For more information, contact 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?


Events Schedule for Women's Outdoor Adventure Club

Our goals include enjoying Laurelville’s 600 acres, meeting new people, safely having adventures with women of all ages, ethnicities, and beliefs, and pool our resources to explore the outdoor amenities in our region. Members are encouraged to lead adventures to their favorite places. We also have been supporting other non-profits’ events in the region. Events are spontaneous and planned. Members pick and choose their adventures.

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, 

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.

Fri Aug 18, 10:30am, POOL ZUMBA, walk-ins $10  So much fun! Held rain or shine at Laurelville’s heated pool
Sunday Aug 6 at 7pm and Sunday Aug 20 at 6:30pm, SUNSET YOGA on Laurelville’s Sunset Hill, $12 walk-in or register here  Rain locations are Meetinghouse and Shenandoah gym, respectively. Follow the yellow Sunset Hill signs once at Laurelville.




DCNR Ohiopyle State Park Yough River Kayak Sojourns on:
Aug 26, Connellsville to Dawson,
Sept 10, Dawson to Layton,
Must register or “Bring your own boat, we’ll help shuttle”

New Year's Kick-off Zumba Party! 9-11am, Jan. 6, 2024

Shenandoah gymnasium, registration opens in December

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 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:


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.  Swimming lessons for the Pittsburgh / Laurelville area



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?

Pool Zumba water exercise classes in 2024

  Pool and activities at Laurelville in the Laurel Highlands

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?

Seasonal or Ongoing Events

Have Church at Camp

Have church outside, at camp in Laurelville, PA

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

Free pastor's retreat in Laurelville, PA near Pittsburgh

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!