About Camp Allegheny
Who we are:
Camp Allegheny is a ministry of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for the use of its churches and members, as well as providing service to groups of secular or other Christian denominational background. As our mission statement says, “we provide a simple place for reflection offering enrichment, retreat, renewal and support to people of all ages regardless of church affiliation.” We do this through hosting retreat groups of all varieties throughout the year and through our summer camping program.
Who we serve:
Camp Allegheny serves over 120 retreat and day-use groups every year from organizations young and old, secular and faith-based, large and small. In the past we have served both a 150 person strong national retreat of Romanian Baptists and a 12 person retreat from Frostburg State University’s Safe Office group.
In the summers we serve nearly 1000 youth, children, and adults through the Summer Camping Program we facilitate for the Camping and Retreat Ministries of our UM Conference. These campers come from as many backgrounds as there are people and come to an appreciation of God and His creation through a huge variety of programs.
The Guiding Principles of our Conference and Camp:
The Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is guided by their Mission, Vision, and Core Values. Camp Allegheny is passionate about fulfilling those as a part of our Conference’s connectional ministry.
To provide leadership, connection and resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
To ignite and sustain a passionate, spiritual connection with Christ among all people in Western Pennsylvania.
Our core value is love: We love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength and our neigbors as ourselves. This value is commanded by Jesus, inspired by our Wesleyan heritage including to spread scriptural holiness over the land and witenssed through our integrity, accountability and inclusiveness.