Summit Grove is a retreat and event venue for ministries, camps and community.

Summit Grove Camp & Conference Center has a 223+ year history of people coming together to encounter the Lord’s presence and to enjoy the beauty of His creation. Our 43-acre property is nestled in a grove at the highest point of land located halfway between Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. Known for its huge open pavilion (Tabernacle), Summit Grove has hosted thousands of people over hundreds of years, and has been a central meeting ground for camps, retreats, conferences and events.

Summit Grove is a HUB for
Spiritual Activity. Community Activity. Revival. Events. Outdoor Activity. Retreats. Camps. Ministries.

223+ years of His Story in the making

The history of Summit Grove spans centuries and includes countless stories that demonstrate God’s faithfulness, providence, and glory. Since its roots in the Second Great Awakening, to its decades of camp meetings attracting thousands, to its rich history involving circuit riders, the Underground Railroad, and countless retreats, camps, and events – the thread that weaves all of these stories together is that Summit Grove is a place for people to encounter God, connect with others, and enjoy life. 

We're creating space and co-creating opportunities.

Summit Grove’s mission boils down to these two things:

Create Space

  • For ministries, churches, and youth groups
  • For regional gatherings, events and conferences
  • For community activities
  • For retreat groups, families, and individuals

Co-Create Opportunities

  • For spiritual development
  • For community involvement
  • For enjoying life outdoors
  • For collaborative programming

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Let's look at 2022 by the numbers.


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Donors & Volunteers

Thank you to our partners and sponsors.

Our Programming Partners

Supporting & In-Kind Sponsors

Don't just take it from us...

“Summit Grove was the perfect venue for a relaxing retreat in November. Our guests were thrilled with the location, accommodations, food & peaceful atmosphere.”
“The staff did an exceptional job at responding to emails and making sure we were prepared for the weekend. They did a great job at making us feel welcomed and being available throughout the day when we had questions.”
“The staff were so friendly, accommodating, and professional. Summit Grove is the best choice for your own personal or group retreat!”
“Our group had an excellent experience at Summit Grove. I am eager to host other retreats there in the future!”
“The guests were extremely complementary of the food quality and the comfort of the beds!”