Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Camp Penn is surrounded by the beautiful wilderness of Michaux State Forest and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. The site is rich in history dating back to 1811 with the start of an iron ore forge. Around 1900 the site was used as a Boy Scout and YMCA camping area. In 1934 the current facilities were under construction with the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of FDR's “New Deal” plan to get the country back on its feet. After W.W. II in 1946 the United Brethren Church started a summer camping program which continues today under the auspices of the United Methodist Church.
Our historic facilities are the perfect place to take time away, connect with one another, and encounter nature in a personal way. Camp Penn provides seasonal retreats in the months of April, May, August, September and October. Weekly summer camps in June, July and August are available for children ages 6 through 18 which are set in a Christian environment with a variety of themes and events.