Experience FUN. Grow in Relationships. Reconnect with God.
It’s challenging to find a memorable and meaningful summer experience for your child. Our proven, God honoring program
leads your child through opportunities for fun, excitement and growth while creating friendships that will last a lifetime.
"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
The More You Know...
Located on over 100 acres of beautiful woodland in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Black Rock has offered a quality Christian co-ed summer camp experience for over 60 years! Our motto and passion is “To Know Christ and Make Him Known!”
Each of our staff and programs are intentionally focused on helping our campers do just that! The 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 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, music & singing, Biblical teaching, cabin discussions, and simply hanging out and talking! They love to serve God and serve our campers!
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.
Each week begins with check-in at 10am on Monday morning. 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 Wednesday at 6pm, for 4th-6th grade weeks pick up is at 7pm Friday, and for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade weeks pick up is 9am Saturdays. Please see the Registration Info page for dates, times, and fees.
You’ll meet new friends 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 activities that you can choose from to fill your day, but here are a few just to tease you:
- Ga-Ga Court
- 130 ft. Waterslide
- Water Trampoline
- Street Hockey
- Wild Field Games
- Frisbee Golf Course
- Bible/Worship Times
- Lake Swimming & Boating
- Wilderness Skills
- Campout Night
- Creek Hike
- Snack Shop
- Tie Dye
- Swimming Pool
- 400 ft. Zip Line
- Initiative Games
- Nature Center w/ Live Animals
- High & Low Ropes Course
- Climbing Wall
- Night Games