Christian Summer Camp (Overnight)

2023 Registration Opens this December

 

A memorable and meaningful summer overnight camp experience is right around the corner!

When: Summer programs operating various weeks between mid-June and mid-August

Who: Kids/youth entering into grades 2nd-12th (middle school thru high school) in the fall

Where: Southern Lancaster County, PA (an easy drive from nearby Philadelphia, Baltimore, Harrisburg)

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"I couldn't have asked more. We truly are blessed to be able to send our child to such an amazing camp. The counselors were awesome. Our son felt very close to them as they had a lot in common. I couldn't thank them enough! When you go pick up your child and his face has a smile ear-to-ear and he says, 'This year was even better than last!' you know as a parent, God is present."
Parent of a Summer Camper

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The More You Know...

Located on over 100 acres of beautiful woodland in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Black Rock has offered a quality co-ed Christian camp experience for over 60 years! Our motto and passion is “To Know Christ and Make Him Known!”

Each of our summer staff members and programs are intentionally focused on helping our campers do just that each day of camp! Our overnight summer camp in Lancaster, PA program runs from mid-June to mid-August and is available for youth entering into grades 2nd-12th in the fall. Please see the Registration Info page for current dates, times, prices, and to register online

Black Rock Retreat offers creative alternatives to the influences that young people face in today’s society. Our goal is to integrate a Christ-centered worldview into our entire program.Camp is an ideal setting for our well-trained, caring, quality counselors and staff to be positive role models of the Christian life as they relate closely to each camper.

Our summer staff are dedicated to helping our campers grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ in many ways, such as one-on-one time, devotionals, group worship, outdoor activities, music & singing, Biblical teaching, cabin discussions, and simply hanging out and talking! They love to serve God and serve our campers!

Also known as a “sleep away camp”, campers sleep in dormitory-style cabin facilities, each with its own bathroom. Three hearty, balanced meals are served each day, including two family-style meals served in the air-conditioned dining hall and one outdoor picnic for either lunch or supper. All of our facilities meet or exceed OSHA and PA State inspection standards. All counseling and program staff are trained in CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross.

Want to see what our overnight Christian camp program is like? (this isn’t required). Contact us to schedule a personal tour

Each week begins with check-in at 3pm on Sunday afternoon. Parents should plan on the check-in process taking a minimum of one hour from start to finish.

Pick-up for Mini-week (2nd-3rd grade) is on Tuesday at 6pm. For 4th-6th grade weeks, pickup is on Thursday at 2pm. For 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade weeks, pickup is on Friday at 2pm. Please see the Registration Info page for updated dates, times, and fees.

Did you know we also offer summer day camp?

Overnight summer campers displaying a flag they've built together

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Overnight summer camp girls smiling during outdoor activities

You’ll meet a wide variety of new friends, and Christian camp counselors, and build relationships that could last a lifetime. The food is great, the environment is safe, the staff are fun and caring, and the opportunities are endless!

 

A group of overnight summer campers posing with their camp counselor

Check out the rest of the Summer Camp pages to learn more about our program. On our Forms and Other Info page, you can view, download, and print documents like our Summer Camp Brochure and Registration form.

There is no excuse for boredom at Black Rock Retreat!

We couldn’t possibly list all of the wid range of fun activities and outdoor adventures that you can choose from to fill each day during your week of fun at camp, but here are a few just to tease you:

  • Ga-Ga Court
  • 130 ft. Waterslide
  • Water Trampoline (and other water sports)
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Laser Tag
  • Exciting Ballfield Games
  • Campfires
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  • Boating
  • Bible/Worship Times
  • Lake Swimming & Boating
  • Wilderness Skills
  • Campout Night
  • Dance
  • Crafts
  • Baking
  • Creek Hike
  • Snack Shop
  • Tie Dye
  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball
  • 400 ft. Zip Line
  • Drama/Skits
  • Initiative Games
  • Nature Center w/ Live Animals
  • High & Low Ropes Course
  • Climbing Wall
  • Tetherball
  • Night Games
  • Slip-n-Slide
  • Mountain Biking
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an overnight camp?

Yep! We also have summer day camp for those entering 1st-6th grade.

Can I register for overnight summer camp online?

Absolutely! You can register online here.
If you prefer to print/mail your registration form, you can find that information here.

How much does overnight summer camp cost?

Go here for pricing info for each week of camp.

When is overnight summer camp?

See the schedule for each week of overnight summer camp.

What grade level is overnight summer camp for?

Overnight summer camp is for those entering into 2nd-12th grade in the fall. Each week is for a dedicated age group. So if your child is entering into 2nd grade (or higher) in Elementary School, in Middle School, or High School, there’s a fun-filled summer camp waiting for them this year at Black Rock Retreat! Remember that we also have summer day camp for those entering 1st-6th grade.

Why Christian Summer Camp?

Christian summer camps promote spiritual growth through God’s word, and providing an environment ideal for giving campers the setting to reflect and focus on their relationship with God alongside other Christians. This is an effective way to build a strong foundation for a life walking in God’s light.

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