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2905 Camp Swatara Road
Bethel, PA 19507


Located at the foot of beautiful Blue Mountain in northwestern Berks County, Pennsylvania. Camp Swatara is owned and operated by the Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren and is a member of the Outdoor Ministries Association of the Church of the Brethren. The purpose of Camp Swatara is to provide opportunities in the natural setting for persons of all ages to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, so that they may give their lives to Him in total discipleship.

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    To share the good news of God's love for all people through Jesus Christ.
  • To provide the setting for Christian community to take place in which each person is taken seriously & cared for as a child of God.
  • To explore our delicate inter-relationship with the natural world so that we as Christians may come to greater responsibility for its survival.
  • To examine the relationship of the Christian faith to the pressing social issues of our day such as war & peace, race relations, world hunger, etc.
  • To encourage a positive response to the needs of the world through channels of Christian service & vocation.
  • To provide the setting in which persons can examine their own life-style in the context of Christ's teaching in the midst of over-consumption & world poverty.
  • To examine the scripture in order to hear God speaking to us today.
  • To discover the joy of constructive play & creative leisure.

Camp Swatara
2905 Camp Swatara Rd.
Bethel, PA 19507

2014 Acadia Adult Trip
From September 5-14 Camp Swatara is sponsoring a trip to Acadia National Park and the surrounding area. Activities include nature discovery walks and boat rides, as well as a carriage ride through the Park. Park Ranger presentations will be included on several of these discoveries.  Sightings of deer, eagles, seals and beaver are common. (Sorry no moose, but you never know.) There will also be a stop at the famous Jordan Pond House to eat popovers and time to explore the shops of Bar Harbor.
Download the brochure.
2014 Summer Staff Positions
Camp Swatara Is now accepting applications for summer employment.  We are hiring:

Summer Camp Counselors
Kitchen assistants

Housekeeping assistants
Maintenance assistants
Family Camp storekeepers

  If you are interested in working at Camp Swatara this summer please take a look at our Summer Staff Brochure.  Applications and Voluntary Disclosure Statements can be mailed or emailed to Camp Swatara.  Please feel free to Contact Jason Haldeman, Program Coordinator with any further Questions at,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                                CAMP SWATARA
                                      2905 Camp Swatara Road                                 
                                               Bethel, PA 19507 

2014 Summer Staff Brochure

2014 Summer Staff Application

2014 Voluntary Disclosure Statement

Or perhaps you are interested in volunteering in one of these positions. Camp Swatara could not operate without the support of our wonderful volunteers, for more information check out our 2014 Volunteer Brochure
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