Camp & Retreat Ministries

Camp Innabah

Camp Innabah

The Eastern PA Conference owns and operates four unique, scenic camp and retreat centers spread across different regions of the conference: Pocono Plateau in the upper Northeast; Carson-Simpson Farm just north of Philadelphia; Innabah, more centrally located in Spring City; and Gretna Glen in the Northwest area.

Camp & Retreat Ministries involves not only the quality management of these four remarkable sites, but also the diverse, enriching programs and dedicated staff and volunteers who truly define them as ministries. Each of these beautiful, blessed oases are what they rightly claim to be: “God’s place apart, transforming lives.”

Gretna Glen

Gretna Glen

All four centers truly come alive during Summer Camp, with hundreds of excited children and youth learning, playing, being nurtured and making friendships and lifetime memories. But three sites–Pocono Plateau, Innabah and Gretna Glen–are busy year-round, hosting retreats, picnics, confirmation classes and other special events of all kinds.

Our Camp & Retreat Ministry centers are places where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience God’s love and creation together in a caring Christian community, as they grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. Contact them today to plan or register for an event. Visit their Web sites at:,, and


Annual Fall Classic: 5-mile trail run, 2-mile walk, at 9 AM on Saturday, October 5th.

Join us for a hilly, trail romp around the beautiful hills and dales of one of PA’s oldest Summer Camps!

The five mile course ranges from dirt trails, gravel roads, and a few short paved sections over rolling terrain above the beautiful French Creek in scenic Chester County. All proceeds benefit the summer camping programs and scholarship funds. The walk is a noncompetitive two mile loop on grass trails and gravel roads. REGISTER HERE

Not a runner or walker? No problem…join us for a race where everyone wins! You can help us reach our goal of 90 donations to celebrate 90 years of Christian Camping Ministry by making a donation to the Amazing Raise. Check it out HERE!

Trunk or Treat at Innabah on October 5th from 1:30-3:30.

Bring your family and bring your friends to this event benefiting the Amazing Raise. Everything will be by donation this day. We are going to offer Wagon Rides, S’mores, and have Pumpkin Painting!

We are also looking for people to set up their own trunks for this event. We would need people to provide goodies for the treaters as well as decorate their own trunks or tailgates. Let us know if you are interested by calling the office (610-469-6111) or emailing (!

Help us celebrate 90 years with 90 donations!

Join us between now and October 15th and your donation will help us reach our goal of 90 donations. A portion of the money raised will be going towards the purchase of a new convection oven for our kitchen. DONATE HERE!

In addition, please support them and help more young people with limited resources to benefit from summer camp through Camper Scholarships.  With many families still struggling with economic difficulties, the need for scholarships is greater than ever.  Every child deserves a chance to be embraced by God’s love, as experienced in the caring, life-changing environment of summer camp. Please help us make this possible. Send your contributions to the Eastern PA Conference Treasurer and identify them as donations for Camper Scholarships. Thank you.

See also: 7 Important Ways Camp & Retreat Ministries Are Making a Difference

Camp and Retreat Ministry Logo

Camp and Retreat Ministry Board

Chairperson: Mrs. Nannette Connolly

Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp

Carson Simpson Farm Logo3405 Davisville Rd.
Hatboro, PA 19040

Ray Neitz
Site Director,
Carson Simpson Farm

Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center

Gretna Glen Logo87 Old Mine Rd.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Apryl Miller
Site Director,
Gretna Glen

Innabah Camp & Retreat Center

Camp Innabah Logo712 Pughtown Rd.
Spring City, PA 19475

Michael Hyde
Site Director,
Camp Innabah

Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center

Pocono Plateau Logo304 Pocono Plateau Rd.
Cresco, PA 18326

Ron Schane Pocono Plateau

Ron Schane
Site Director,
Pocono Plateau

Summer camps enrich, elevate young lives

Camp Innabah

Camp Innabah

Teenager Caeli Connolly, of St. Paul’s UMC in Elizabethtown, has been coming to Gretna Glen’s summer camp for 12 years but finds it new and exciting every time.

“No two experiences are ever the same, whether you’re boating, hiking, making friends, playing games or whatever,” she says. “We have lots of great conversations here, and it’s easy to make friends at camp because everyone is more open and free to be themselves. Counselors and staff are so loving and comforting, so accepting. You don’t have to be afraid of anyone here.”

Sounds about as close to a perfect world as one can get. The children and youth who come to enjoy weeks of summer at the Eastern PA Conference’s four camps often find that openness, love and acceptance in others and, more importantly, in themselves. Read more…

Fundraising Guidelines for Camp & Retreat Ministries

These notes are to encourage YOUTH, YOUNG ADULTS and ANY OTHER group who would like to support our Conference wide Camp & Retreat Ministries by organizing a fundraiser in YOUR local community. Almost every local community has a restaurant chain within commuting distance which would be willing to assist. Learn more

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

Leaving a legacy for Camp & Retreat Ministries

For some of us, Eastern PA Conference’s Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) has had a profound impact on our spiritual growth and that of our families and friends. That is so true for me that I have searched for a way to make a real and lasting difference for CRM.

Unfortunately, I’m not a rich person. But someone told me I could make a gift to support our Camp and Retreat centers that costs me nothing during my lifetime. How? By including CRM in my will. Continue Reading

Camping News & Information

Carson-Simpson Farm

Carson-Simpson Farm