SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMPS CANCELLED May 5, 2020: Our staff and board have prayerfully decided to cancel overnight Summer Camps for 2020. This painfully difficult decision was really the only one we could make in good conscience because our campers’ safety is paramount. DAY CAMPS will continue if we can do so safely, and we created special FAMILY PACKAGES so families can getaway overnight together with programmed activity options. Email email@example.com for details.
IF YOU ALREADY REGISTERED AND PAID FOR OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP/S, you can choose to:
- Leave your deposit in your account for 2021
- Request a refund
- Use your deposit toward a family retreat at Laurelville
- Donate your deposit to help Laurelville continue its mission
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice.
Our buildings and pool will open as allowed by PA guidelines. Our local community has been enjoying Laurelville’s 600 acres as a safe place to getaway for hiking, fishing, and exploring.
We hope you feel God’s grace and strength as we traverse this path together.
Laurelville Summer Camp programs are designed for youth ages 6-17. Each week-long residential camp features a host of outdoor games and activities, music, crafts, Bible lessons and more. Your child will be under the supervision of trained counselors and staff who possess a love for Jesus Christ and a desire to encourage growth and discipleship. Set amidst 600+ wooded acres, Laurelville is the perfect setting for encountering the wonder and beauty of God’s creation in the company of counselors and friends. Laurelville Summer Camps are co-sponsored by Allegheny Mennonite Conference (AMC), an association of congregations within Mennonite Church USA. Although our camp is affiliated with the Mennonite Church, camp is open to anyone who wants to come.
AMC members receive a $35 discount when registering for camp. If registering offline, please note that you are an AMC member and your discount will be applied.
Our purpose for summer camp is to provide a vibrant camping experience by creating an inclusive, safe space for all campers to encounter and experience the love of Jesus and deepen their walk with God. Summer camp is designed to be inclusive of all children and youth without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national origin.
2021 Dates and Pricing
|Mini-Camp||6-8||June 16-18, 2021||$180|
|Discoverers||9-11||June 27- July 2, 2021||$285|
|Navigators||11-13||July 4 - 9, 2021||$285|
|Seekers||12-14||July 11-16, 2021||$285|
|Disciples||14-17||July 18-23, 2021||$320|
Payment and Refund Policy for Summer Camp
A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot. Full payment is requested before arriving to camp. Cancellations up to two weeks of the start of camp will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations after will be non-refundable.
Need-based assistance is available to all summer campers. To apply, download and submit our scholarship form.
When does camp begin and end?
All week-long camps begin on Sunday with check-in from 4-5 pm and end with a closing worship service on Friday at 11 am. Mini Camp begins on Wednesday with check-in from 4-5 pm and ends on Friday at 5 pm. Families are welcome for the closing worship service and picnic to follow.
What is Mini Camp?
Laurelville Mini Camp is specifically designed for children ages 6-8. These first-time campers are given a three-day, two-night taste of what a week-long camp experience is like. A camper’s first time at an overnight camp is a big deal, so we work hard to make sure both campers and parents feel comfortable.
What are the lodging accommodations like?
Campers stay in cabins in the Laurel Youth Village, a five-minute walk from the main area of camp. Each cabin is fitted with bunk beds, bathroom/shower and sink. The bunk beds are not supplied with linens; sleeping bag and pillow are recommended. To see a list of things to bring, click here.
How do I get to Laurelville?
Laurelville is located 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, just fifteen minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For GPS coordinates and driving directions, click here.
When does registration begin and when is payment made?
Registration will open in January. Don’t forget to register before May 1 to receive a $20 discount! A $50 deposit is required with your registration to hold your spot. Full payment is requested before arrival. Cancellations up to two weeks of the start of camp will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations after that two-week mark will be non-refundable.
Are scholarships available?
Yes, need-based assistance is available to all summer campers. To apply, download and submit our scholarship form.
Medical Form, Theme Scripture, Packing List, & General Info
Download the Medical Release Form that needs to be submitted one week before you child comes to camp.
Download the Theme Scripture Form to win a FREE camp drawstring bag! (All campers receive a summer camp t-shirt).
Download the Packing List Don’t forget two pairs of tennis shoes!
Download General Information which gives you details about drop-off and pick-up.
We're Here to Help!
Thank you for your interest in our summer camp programs. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon to respond to your questions. If you have a question about reserving your own retreat at Laurelville, please use this separate form.