Summit Lake Camp

Basic Information

Address: 7610 Hampton Valley Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
Phone Number: 301-770-5338
Owner/Director: Kathy Coley, President; Jim Holler, General Manager

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Additional Information

Camp Type: Retreat Center
Camp Focus: Religious and educational retreats, school retreats, outdoor education, sports camps, adult and youth/children's retreats
Availability: Year-round, Week day and weekends
Rental Leasing/Pricing: Per person, includes lodging (towels, linens, toiletries *not* included), meals, 1 meeting space, and all recreation (weather/season permitting). Prices are dependent on how many nights and in which lodging option (cabins or lodges) you choose. Contact us for a quote!
Group Size: 15-350
Adult Capacity: 350
Number of Cabins: 16 cabins, 5 lodges
Lodging Accomodations: 16 cabins, 5 lodges (including Director's Lodge- separate lodging space for group leaders, speakers, etc.) Each lodge is divided into rooms of 4 or 5 (2 sets of bunks + 1 air mattress on floor, if desired). The large lodges have 8 bedrooms each, with a private bath to each room. The small lodge has 6 bedrooms with 2 central baths. Each lodge also has its own meeting space on the main floor, which is included as an additional meeting space to the one designated for your group in the price. Each cabin is essentially a 20' x 20' room with 7 sets of bunks (14 beds) and 1 central bath (indoor; 2 toilets, 2 sinks, 1 shower). We typically don't suggest the cabins for adult groups; while they can be used for adult retreats, they are much better-suited for youth/children's groups.
Kitchen Facilities: Full service kitchen and kitchen staff on site. Due to health regulations, we are unable to allow any outside food or cooking in our kitchen. Our menus/kitchen are completely nut-free, but we cannot accommodate special diets. Our menus are set ahead of time. We provide a refrigerator and microwave for individual guests who may require special accommodations.
Dining Facilities: We serve all meals family style in the Dining Hall. Tables seat 10 to 12, up to 350 total.
Recreational Activities: Paddle boats, outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, 2 large soccer/activity fields (1 with nighttime lighting), ping pong tables, gaga pit, 9 square in the air, fishing, hiking, 3 confidence courses (low ropes), etc.
Conference and Meeting Facilities: 5 large meeting rooms, 3 small meeting rooms
Outdoor Facilities: Various recreation areas (see recreation), outdoor chapel, several bonfire sites
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Can accommodate charter buses, school buses, vans, cars

Computer Capabilities/Availability:

LCD projector and screens, limited internet access

Internet Access: Yes
Other Buildings: Tabernacle, Chapel, Lakeside Room, Wheelhouse (Camp Office)
Camp History: In 1969, a fully built youth camp near Emmitsburg, MD, was acquired & incorporated as Summit Lake Bible Conference. Many volunteers donated time to winterize what had been only a summer camp. Three lodges were built, & a tabernacle & chapel were added. Other planned lodges were denied permits because of zoning, so additional space for expansion had to be found elsewhere, resulting in the search for & subsequent purchase of the Manor at Middle Creek in 1983. The PA site is only 20 minutes from Summit Lake, & 15 minutes from Ski Liberty & Gettysburg. The purpose of Summit Lake Bible Conference is to assist the Christian church with a facility to augment the work of carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. Summit Lake seeks to provide quality accommodations in a secluded atmosphere in the midst of His beautiful creation where worship, praise, contemplation, study, teaching & preaching will edify His people. Recreational activities enhance the spiritual experience of God’s people as they grow in grace & knowledge of the Lord.
Additional Information:

Located just 15 minutes from Liberty Mountain Resort (ski, snowboard, tube, golf) and 20 minutes from Gettysburg!