Camping and Retreat Ministries

Congregations of the Western PA Conference know the importance of strengthening Christ-focused foundations of all disciples.


One way we nurture this personal growth is through the programs and facilities of our four camps and retreat center. Olmsted Manor, Wesley Woods, Camp Allegheny, and Jumonville are all dedicated to serving the diverse population of Western PA by offering unique experiences for connecting with God, having fun, and developing spiritual maturity in a natural setting.

Join us!

Olmsted Manor Retreat Center

Surrounded by the forests of northwestern Pennsylvania, Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, located in Ludlow, PA, provides the great place for private and group retreats. Visit Olmsted


Camp Allegheny

Camp Allegheny, near Somerset, PA, offers campers excitement, energy and experience in the outdoors.  Come to a camp where faith is lived out!  


Jumonville, nestled on the outskirts of Hopwood, PA, is a place where your life will be changed by the power of God. The Cross of Christ will greet you before you even get here.

Wesley Woods

This is Wesley Woods: rustic adventure with the comforts of home, located in Grand Valley, PA. Wesley Woods deepens your spiritual connection as you encounter God through fellowship and worship.    

Wilderness Canoe Trip

Wilderness canoe tripping is a great way to experience God's presence in the beauty of his creation and in the fellowship of teamwork and adventure together.

Join us as we paddle along lakes and rivers, camp on the shoreline, and learn about Jesus around the campfire.  Previous canoeing experience is helpful, but not necessary.  Canoeing and camping equipment, meals, and transportation are included. 

The shorter experience on the Clarion River for youth ages 11-16. 

The northern wilderness trip (Ontario) will be for adults and youth 15 and older (14 with approval of leaders).  Participants 19 and older must have a passport.  Cost for Clarion River Trip is $125.  Cost for Northern Wilderness Trip is $500 for participants under 18 and $525 for adults

2023 Planned Trip Date:

  • July 30-Aug 8, 2023, Northern Wilderness Trip - led by Revs. Scott Hamley, Doug Burns, Craig Lindahl and Paige Townley
    • For more information, contact: Rev. Scott Hamley,
    • Cost: $525 for adults 18+, $500 for under 18.
  • June 11-13, 2023, Clarion River Canoeing - Cost for Clarion River Trip is $125

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