Fun activities for everyone to enjoy in Mt. Pleasant, PA near  Pittsburgh in the Laurel Highlands

When you retreat at Laurelville, you’ll find no shortage of recreation possibilities. Located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, visitors can enjoy all of the fun our natural setting has to offer, along with the many amenities we provide, including our new pool, sports courts, indoor gymnasium, ropes course, and more. There’s something for everyone at Laurelville! 

Maps and brochures listed below.

Hiking in the Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania at Laurelville


Immerse yourself in the woods of the Laurel Highlands on one of our beautiful hiking trails. Each trail varies in difficulty and length. View a full map of our trails located in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

Sports Courts at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center

Sports Courts

Get moving and have fun on one of our many outdoor sports courts; basketball (with accessible hoops), tennis, volleyball, pickelball, GaGa ball, and 9-Square (pictured).

Community swimming pool at Laurelville, near Pittsburgh, PA

Community Pool

Take a dip in our new pool, featuring slides, sprays, zero depth entry, and heated water! Open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Learn more about our pool located in the Mt. Pleasant / Pittsburgh area.

Enjoy a campfire at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center


Gather around the campfire for some fellowship and fun! Fire rings are located beside each cabin and building and on Gazebo Hill and Sunset Hill.

Play mini golf at Laurelville in the Laurel Highlands

Mini Golf

Take some time for a round of mini golf with your family and friends! Golf balls and putters are located right beside the course.

Team building ropes course at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center

Ropes Course

Participate in team building with your group on our low ropes course! Learn how to work together and communicate effectively to complete the elements. High ropes elements available for groups by special advanced reservation (additional rental fee).

Indoor gymnasium at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center

Shenandoah Gymnasium

Our giant indoor gymnasium has lots of space to run and play, with rec equipment and garage doors that open up to bring the outdoors in. The Shen is a shared rec spot for overnight guests. 

Prayer labyrinth at at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center

Prayer Labyrinth

Walk the prayer labyrinth, located atop the beautiful, picturesque Sunset Hill. A centuries old tradition, the winding path to the center is intended to calm participants and provide a meditative space.

Enjoy the playground at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center


Our playground provides a safe space for kids to move around and have fun with slides, climbing, monkey bars, and new accessible swings.

Go on a wgon ride at Laurelville, a Christian Retreat Center

Wagon Rides

Take a ride on our tractor-pulled people mover to Sunset Hill for a campfire under the stars. Rental fee associated with reserving a wagon ride.

Shenandoah Mezzanine

Shenandoah Mezzanine

Upstairs in the Shenandoah, you can find a game room complete with table games (foosball, ping pong, giant connect 4, and more) and tables, chairs, and couches that create a fun space to just hang out!

Laurelville Maps & Brochures

Here are guides to help you maximize your Laurelville Retreat Center experience.

Explore the Laurel Highlands and Pittsburgh

Be sure to explore recreation possibilities in our backyard—Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, and the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.

Within one hour of Laurelville are a host of fun activities such as skiing, whitewater rafting, snow tubing, Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, Fort Ligonier, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games, arts and science opportunities in downtown Pittsburgh, the Great Allegheny Passage bike path, and much more. Visit GO Laurel Highlands for more information on local attractions and recreation.

Church youth groups snowboarding and skiing near Laurelville in the Laurel Highlands