Nestled at the base of Blue Mountain near Bethel, Pennsylvania, Camp Swatara  is waiting to welcome you to spend time in the beauty of God’s creation. 

How will you spend your time at camp? 


Spend Time Reconnecting

Comfortable, modern retreat facilities make Camp Swatara the ideal place for individuals, families, church groups, businesses, and other organizations to reconnect with God and one another. Inviting buildings and cabins are available to suit the needs of large and small groups year-round. Let our professional staff handle the preparation, food service, and housekeeping, so you can focus on the relationships that really matter.


Spend time outside

Camp Swatara provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The 140 site Family Camp area features up-to-date amenities for RV and tent campers to relax in the great outdoors. Enjoy hiking and biking trails, boating and fishing, miniature golf, swimming pools and a newly installed splash pad. Overnight summer camps for school aged children and youth offer traditional, adventure, and off-site travel programs. Challenge your group to new heights with staff-led adventure games, a two-level high ropes course, and a climbing and rappelling tower. 


Spend time nearby

Conveniently located less than an hour from Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Allentown, Camp Swatara is easily accessible from both Interstates 81 and 78. Our helpful staff is available to make your next retreat or gathering an enjoyable and meaningful time! 

Dining at Camp

Camp Swatara welcomes you to join us around the table for healthy and delicious meals served in our East Lodge Dining Room!  Our friendly staff provide meals for overnight retreat groups, as well as banquets, family gatherings, and other day events. Retreat packages are available which include three meals or five meals, as well as a’la carte dining.  Meals may be served buffet or family style depending on the event and group’s needs.  Groups are requested to share any dietary needs, allergies, or other restrictions in advance so that our food service staff can be as accommodating as possible.

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