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.”
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: innabah.org, gretnaglen.org, poconoplateau.org and csfarm.org.
Love to run, and love Pocono Plateau?
Come out for the Hero Dash 15K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run courses on Sept. 21, 2019.
The 5K and 15K are professionally timed courses with a mix of roads and trails with great views of lakes, streams, and forest. The 1‐Mile Fun Run is an out and back course along Lake Pocono Plateau for all ages. Short‐sleeved tech shirt guaranteed for all paid participants who register by 9/7/2019. First come, first serve afterwards. Please note the earlier start time of 9:30 for the 15K.
Event includes a silent auction, costume contest, and a 30‐foot climbing wall to enjoy post‐race. Excellent post‐race food. Rustic lodging for out of town guests is available for $15, with breakfast included.
For Questions and Lodging Info: Contact Mary Ellen at 570‐676‐3665
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.
Camp and Retreat Ministry Board
Chairperson: Mrs. Nannette Connolly
3405 Davisville Rd.
87 Old Mine Rd.
712 Pughtown Rd.
304 Pocono Plateau Rd.
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…
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
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