Community Events with Laurelville
On the Calendar
Sunday Youth Gatherings - ongoing
RESCHEDULED to Sun March 19! Hike grounds & Sculpture Garden at Kentuck Knob
Thurs, April 6, National Walking Day hike
Join the YMCA Laurel Highlands at 1pm on Thursday, April 6 for a National Walking Day hike at Laurelville. Details coming soon!
Friday, April 14, noon, Gardening topic - Lunch & Learn
Back by popular demand, Martha Oliver of Scottdale will present a gardening Lunch and Learn in the Small Dining Hall.
Where do new plants come from? Enjoy a delicious lunch AND learn the fascinating process of breeding new plant cultivars from Garden Designer Martha Oliver of Scottdale. At noon on Friday, April 14, she will discuss, “Striving for perfection: plant breeding toward specific goals.” Since 1986, Martha and her husband have operated a wholesale nursery called The Primrose Path that is devoted to creating hybrids from their own breeding program. They are known worldwide for their heuchera, tiarella and phlox cultivars, which can be purchased through Northcreek Nurseries and European wholesalers. Cost is $20, pre-registration is required by April 10 or until tickets sell out. Register HERE.
Sunday, April 16, Wildflower Walk
The Laurelville Women’s Outdoor Adventure Club will hike the Cedar Creek Gorge Trail and hunt for wildflowers! Meet at 2pm at the parking lot at the kayak/boat launch at Cedar Creek Park, Westmoreland County. Carpool/caravan from Laurelville at 1:15pm. Bring snacks to share after and we’ll have cupcakes for our guide’s birthday. Walking sticks/trekking pole recommended, appropriate hiking boots a must. Somewhat challenging terrain, with options to stay on easier paths. Cost is $5 donation to Laurelville. Registration is required as space is limited. Register here.
Swim Lessons - Registration opens May 1, 2023
June, July, Aug, Pool Zumba water exercise class - 2023
Pool Zumba is back! Join us twice a month on Fridays in June, July, and August at 10:30am. Cost and registration links coming soon!
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.
Classes meet the second and fourth Fridays in June & July: June 9 & 23, July 14 & 28, and first and third Fridays in August: Aug 4 & 18 at 10:30am.
Sunset Yoga - 2023
Classes are held outdoors in a serene setting atop Laurelville’s wooded 600 acres on Sunset Hill near our labyrinth. Class moves indoors if the weather is uncooperative. This “fun-raiser” benefits the non-profit’s programs. Questions? Mary@laurelville.org
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 email@example.com with questions.
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!