Kirkwood Camp and Retreat Center is a Christ-centered community with a history of changing lives since 1960! A joint ministry of Lehigh and Philadelphia Presbyteries, everyone is invited to come share in our beautiful place apart from the rest of the world.
Our Mission: To build bridges which connect persons to God, Creation and each other.
Our programs are designed to create Christ-centered community based on trust, love, and a challenge to explore the Gospel and know Jesus. Using the aid of discerning, dedicated Christian leaders, the shared tasks of daily living, Bible study and prayer become a lifestyle. It’s not a “what” that is special at Kirkwood–it’s a “who.”
Through close contact with nature, wholesome fun and recreation, campers will:
Live in community with new friends
Affirm their individual uniqueness and personal worth
Learn to resolve problems and differences with others through patience and forgiveness.
Kirkwood Camp is unlike other summer camps. It is special because people will:
Grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ
Practice good stewardship of Creation and outdoor living skills
Return to their own community renewed and equipped with self-discipline and courage to face life’s challenges
Kirkwood Camp is a joint camping ministry of the Lehigh and Philadelphia Presbyteries.
Kirkwood mission is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ by enabling children, youth, families and adults to begin or deepen their experience of God in the context of nature and a caring Christian community centered on the Word of God. Nestled in a hidden valley in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains near Stroudsburg, Kirkwood is a beautiful 292 acre sanctuary with meadows, woodlands with abundant wildlife. Mountain ridges and big Pocono Creek punctuate the serene beauty of Kirkwood.
Accredited by the American Camp Association, Kirkwood offers a full range of summer camp experiences for all ages, including Traditional Camps, Arts Camps and Adventure Camps.
They also offer a variety of Fall, Winter and Spring retreats and events for youth and Families. Our Facilities are available for rent to Churches and other Non-Profit groups September through May.
Support Kirkwood Camp! Click here to go to their website and go to the “donate” button on the home page.