The North Lodge at Camp Swatara is considered by many to be our "Camp Hotel." This facility has 10 bedrooms that each sleep up to 5 people (double bed, queen bed, and one bunk over the double), private bathrooms in each room, a first floor lounge, and a second floor conference room. There is a small kitchen for snacks, but groups are not permitted to do meal cooking in this facility. Groups must do a food service package.
It provides a natural, relaxed, and prayerful atmosphere for retreats, seminars, meetings, leadership training's, and more, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.The North Lodge is available for retreats during the fall, winter, and spring months (Sept. 1-May 31). During the summer months it serves as Camp Swatara's infirmary for the resident camping program.
If you prefer a more rustic setting, a variety of cabins are available in the West Area. Currently the West Area is home to 4 winterized double cabins (up to 18 people) 1 winterized single cabin (up to 8 people) and 2 non-winterized cabins. All cabins provide bunk bed style sleeping. The 4 large winterized cabins are equipped with bathrooms and showers, are handicapped accessible, and are available in the winter, spring, and fall. Non-winterized cabins are available in the spring and fall. Bathrooms are available in the West Lodge for these seasonal cabins.
The West Retreat is a self-contained retreat facility with 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 5 people in each (one double bed, one bunk over the double, and one set of bunk beds in each room), group hall bathrooms, a medium sized meeting room, and a nice kitchen.
An ample porch, large meeting room, kitchen and beautiful forest views highlight the West Lodge building. Available in winter, spring and fall, this winterized facility is an ideal place for medium and large retreats and conferences.
The West Lodge at Camp Swatara Contains:
- One large meeting room
- Large kitchen stocked with utensils
- Indoor rest rooms with private showers
- Two smaller meeting rooms (each has 3 bunks for back up lodging)
- Bunk beds to sleep 6 in each room