Christian Summer Camp (Overnight)

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

Welcome to Black Rock Retreat’s Christian summer camps program! Our overnight camps offer a unique opportunity for children and youth to experience the beauty of nature while growing in their faith and building lasting friendships.

Christian Overnight Summer Camp Details

Our overnight summer camps are designed to provide campers with an unforgettable experience. With expert counselors, exciting activities, and an emphasis on faith and community, your child will have the time of their life!

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

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

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

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Summer Camp Forms

Summer Camp Forms

Below, you’ll find the different files you may wish to view or print. Simply click on the name of the form. Note that the forms below are for overnight summer camp, not for summer…

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Discipleship & Service Crew for Summer Camp

Discipleship & Service Crew for Summer Camp

If you are 14-17 years old and are looking for a fun service opportunity centered around spiritual growth, apply for a 2-week or 1-week session on Black Rock’s Discipleship &…

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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."
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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!

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 wide 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 Iceberg/Climbing Tower
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Laser Tag
  • Exciting Ballfield Games
  • Campfires
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  • Bible/Worship Times
  • Lake Swimming
  • Wilderness Skills
  • Campout Night
  • Crafts
  • 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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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?

Frequently Asked Questions About Summer Camp

What happens at Christian sleepaway camps?

At these camps, campers are fully immersed in an environment that nurtures their faith. This is achieved through:

  • Songs, games, and activities that serve as a theological playground where campers engage with and experience their faith in a hands-on way.
  • Active participation and living out of their beliefs, unlike in a confirmation class or during a church sermon.

In summary, these camps provide a faith-forming experience that goes beyond learning about God, allowing campers to grow in their faith and build lasting connections with others who share their beliefs.

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

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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.

Black Rock Retreat is located at 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA, 17566 on PA State Route 472, approx. 4.5 miles south of the town of Quarryville, PA. We encourage all to visit who are interested in sending their child to sleepaway camp.

Call us at (717) 775-6279 

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How much does overnight summer camp cost?

Summer Camp costs vary by grade, time of the summer, and by tier. You can view specific prices for all grades, tiers, and date ranges here. Go here for pricing info for each week of camp.

Our pricing system is designed to be inclusive and accessible for families from different financial backgrounds. We offer a three-tiered pricing system, which allows families to choose the price point that best fits their financial situation. It’s important to note that all campers will receive the same experience and activities, regardless of the tier they pay for, ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate.

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When is overnight summer camp?

Christian Summer Camp 2024 starts in June and ends in August at Black Rock Retreat.

Check out the 2024 Overnight Summer Camp Schedule, organized by age group, for a sample schedule for the summer. Campers may only attend one week of camp to allow as many children as possible to participate. Additionally, Blast Day Camp is offered for kids entering 1st-6th grade, and they can attend multiple weeks if desired.

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What grade level is overnight summer camp for?

Sleep 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.

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Why Christian Summer Camp?

Christian summer camp provides a unique opportunity for campers to connect with God, develop their faith, and build relationships with like-minded individuals in a fun and supportive environment. Christian summer camps often offer a range of activities, such as worship, Bible studies, and prayer, in addition to traditional camp activities like swimming, hiking, and games. These experiences help campers to grow spiritually and emotionally, building character, leadership skills, and resilience. Overall, Christian summer camps offer a transformative experience that combines faith, fun, and community, providing a positive impact on campers that can last a lifetime.

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