Youth Retreat               March 16-18

Work Days                   Spring  2018

65th Anniversary         June 22-24

2018 Camp Season      June 24-August 4

Golf Outing                  August 26

Fall Festival                 October 13



Registrations are being accepted for the 2018 youth retreat at Camp Christian in Mill Run PA.  The weekend will take place from March 16-18 and registration forms are available on this web site under “Camp Schedule”.  The theme of the retreat is “hope.”  There will be opportunities to praise the LORD, hang with old friends and make new friends that may last for eternity!!! Come and be a part of it! It won’t be the same without you!

Get Registered.  Get Ready. Get hope.


At the March meeting of the Camp Carmel board of directors, the following dates were approved for work days in April, May and June at Camp Carmel.

April 7th & 28th

May 12th & 19th

June 2nd & 16th

Work days are times when representatives of the board will be on property working to prepare camp for the upcoming season.  Projects are readied for volunteers who come to camp on these days to help with the work that goes on during the pre-season of camp ministry.  Work might include anything from picking up sticks and splitting firewood to painting and roofing camp buildings. If there is any question concerning weather, contact the number below for an update

Groups can also make arrangements to work in camp on your own camp approved project by calling the off-season camp office at 724.825.5613.  If you have your own project in mind, it might be a good idea to bring your tools unless prior arrangements have been made.  Be a part of the beautification and restoration of the property and we hope to see you at Carmel in the spring!


It’s hard to believe but this will be the 65th anniversary of the ministry of Camp Carmel.  So many lives have been changed through the years and we will be coming together to celebrate on the opening weekend of the camping season from June 22-24.  The weekend will start with a meal, message, and campfire service on Friday evening June 22 around 5:00 PM.

Saturday, June 23 will be a full day of indoor and outdoor activities led by Director Randy Riggle and teachings by two longtime camp alumni.  John Carson will return to share as he has the past few years along with welcoming our friend Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, the National Director of Evangelism of the American Baptist Churches.  Both John and Jeff grew up in Camp Carmel and continue to be great supporters of our ministry.  Sunday School and Church on Sunday morning, June 24 before our closing lunch together.

We hear from so many who say they “need to get back down to camp and visit” and here’s your chance to do so!  Special activities are being planned for the weekend and announcements will be made in the coming weeks as well as a list of organized activities for the weekend.  Mark the date and make sure to bring family and friends as we gather to celebrate a place that has meant so much to so many of us!


The 10th annual Camp Carmel golf outing will be held at the Carmichaels Golf Course on Sunday, August 26th.  Once again this year we will enter the links at 2:00 PM with a pork loin picnic dinner at approximately 6:30 to close out our fund-raiser.  This day has had a full field of golfers over the past few years so register early to participate in a great day for a great cause!  Registrations will be accepted starting in July and you or your business can also sponsor a hole or tee for the afternoon.  Over $25,000 has been raised since our first outing in 2009!


The fall festival has always been a meeting of friends, family, and campers of Camp Carmel in the autumn of the year.  Before winter sets in, we will gather once again on Saturday, October 13th for outdoor games, hayrides, food, and campfires.  More details will come during the season but save the date for the last official camp gathering for 2018.