Laurel Lake Camp & Retreat Center is located in the rolling hills and hemlock forests of western Pennsylvania. The lodging facilities currently consist of three cabins in the Laurel Village. One of the cabins has received a second story, Smith Cabin, consisting of four deluxe motel rooms. The three new cabins on the ridge near the lodge make up Timber Village. Bish Cottage is a cozy two bedroom cabin with one bath. The Pine 1&2 condo’s both sleep 4 with private bath, kitchen and queen beds. Baker Lodge, sitting high on a ridge, is a two story building. The lower level has seven motel units, each with a private bath and one bunk room that shares bathroom facilities. The upper level is the banquet/conference center facility with a seating capacity of 180. Our gymnasium also can be used as a meeting room with a seating capacity of 500.
Our areas for activity include a lake for canoeing and personal water craft rides, a large heated swimming pool, a gymnasium with a full size basketball court and a volley ball court, ceramics, craft, horse trail rides, snow sledding hill with tow lift, a picnic grove and hiking trails on our 268 acre wooded facility.
Laurel Lake Camp and Retreat Center is owned and operated as a ministry by the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
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