Welcome To Camp Nazareth!

We would like to welcome you to the website of Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center. Camp Nazareth, located in Mercer, PA,  has been serving a variety of groups and hosting many different events since 1977. It has hosted religious camps, sports camps, weekend retreats, school meetings, marriage retreats, band camps and other events during its 36-year history. We invite you to call or visit us to see how Camp Nazareth can meet your group’s individual needs.... Learn More >>


Diocesan Summer Camp 2023

Here's a sneak peek at our 2023 Diocesan Summer Camping Weeks!  SAVE THE DATES!!

Week 1:  Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, July 22, 2023 – Johnstown, Pocono, Southern Tier, Youngstown and Chicago Deaneries

Week 2:  Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29, 2023 – Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Washington D.C, Tri-State Deaneries

Week 3:  Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 5, 2023 -- New England, NY, NJ, Florida and Canada Deaneries

Science and Nature Camp:  Sunday, August 6 - Saturday, August 12, 2023

Campers, Parents and Clergy are all encouraged to return periodically to the Camp’s website for helpful information as we move forward together towards the 2023 Summer.  As we move forward together, please note the following for 2023:

  • The Camping weeks will run Sunday to Saturday
  • Group Transportation (buses, vans, etc.) will be allowed
  • Kids ages 8-18 (must be 8 AND have completed 2nd Grade by the beginning of your Camping Week) may Register for Camp
  • Campers may register for multiple weeks at Camp. HOWEVER, please remember that no campers are allowed to stay over the weekend at Camp.

We are looking forward to a fun-filled, enjoyable and beautiful summer together again with EVERYONE in 2023!! 

On Tuesday, February 23th (at 7pm EST) and Thursday, February 28th (at 8pm EST) (prior to Registration opening on March 1), Camp will offer two informational webinars (they are the same webinar, but are being offered twice) about the 2023 Summer Camping Weeks for all our campers, parents, clergy, volunteers and potential Staff. The webinars will include the latest information on our 2023 Summer Camping Weeks including information about the Camp’s facility, kitchen, medical and program plans.  If you miss the webinars you can access an archived version of one of them here!  All campers and their families are encouraged to attend the webinars, but especially any first-time campers and their families!

Click here to register for the February 23rd (at 7pm EST) Webinar.

Click here to register for the February 28th (at 8pm EST) Webinar.

Again, please re-visit the website for periodic updates about the 2023 Summer Camping Program. 

Summer Camp Registration Opens on March 1, 2023 - Click here to Register

Other Events in 2023

Diocesan Three Hierarchs Religious Education Conference:  Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

  This will be our 1st Religious Education Conference in a number of years.  The Three Hierarchs Religious Education Conference will bring together clergy, seminarians, church school teachers, parents, and many others for an intensive weekend together.  This year's Conference will be a "deep dive" into the current landscape of spiritual formation for our youth in the Orthodox world in this country and will offer our participants resources, information and current practices to help them teach, support and form their youth.  Conference participants will have opportunities to learn from each other as well as from keynote speakers and small group discussions.  Parish education teams, church school teachers and coordinators, clergy and anyone looking for resources, support and new ideas to help our youth be formed in and by their faith are strongly encouraged to attend this Conference.  Online Registration for the Conference will open on February 1, 2023.  Check back here for more updates.

Sts. Joachim and Anna Senior Retreat (55+):  Monday, May 1- Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Our Diocese is pleased to announce its fourth annual Sts. Joachim and Anna Senior Retreat which will take place at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in Mercer, PA from May 1-3, 2023.   The Retreat will feature keynote addresses by Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias.  His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory is inviting all our Diocesan Seniors, ages 55 and over, to join him for 2 days of fellowship, prayer, and fun.  The Theme of the Retreat – “Coping with Change:  Reflections on Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday and Today and Forever” will help our Seniors navigate the many challenges they face all while remaining focused on and committed to our Lord.  It will include worship, fellowship, learning, fun, time for reflection and relaxation, and time spent with our Diocesan Hierarch!

Online Registration is currently open!!  See the link below.  You may also call (724-662-4840) or email the Camp at campnazareth@acrod.org for more information and if you experience difficulty registering online.

Don’t miss out on our fourth annual Sts. Joachim and Anna Senior Retreat!  Register today!

Registration closes Friday, April 21, 2023.

Click here to Register for the Senior Retreat!


Clergy Family Week:  Sunday, June 4 - Friday, June 9, 2023

   This will be our first ever Clergy Family Week.  Our clergy families are invited to Camp anytime, for any number of days, from Sunday, 6/4/23 - Friday, 6/9/23.  The Clergy Family Week is free-of-charge.  Camp will provide 3 meals/day and snacks, as well as the accommodations.   There will also be 1 or 2 scheduled activities during the day for our Clergy Families (hiking, Ropes Course, basketball game, swimming, movie, etc.), as well as morning and evening services, but the rest of the schedule will be up to the families.  Kid-sitting will be available as well.  Clergy families are invited to simply enjoy the peaceful environment of the Camp together.  Registration is now open.  See the link below.  Registration closes on May 28, 2023.



Family Camp: Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

   This will be our 9th Annual Family Camp!  Families are invited to come enjoy all that Camp has to offer!  The schedule will include services, meals together, games and activities, hiking, evening events, Ropes Course activities, keynote speakers and learning together, as well as plenty of free-time.  Kids will have time together just by themselves with special activities planned by the Camp Staff.  Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents will also have time together just by themselves.  Families will have an entire cabin to themselves and enjoy great meals provided by our Kitchen Staff. 

This year’s theme – “Is your Home where your Heart is?:  Building a house for the Lord.”  What kind of Homes have we built for our hearts to dwell in?  Are they the homes we want?  Are they the homes God wants?!  Come, explore how to build a home for the Lord!  

Space is limited to the first 10 families!  

Don't miss out on our 9th Annual Family Camp!  Registration is now open!!  See the link below to register.  Registration will close on May 31, 2023.

Click here to Register for Family Camp!


Family Day: Sunday, June 11, 2023

   Our Annual Family Day will take place on Sunday, June 11th.  This is the "Kick-off" to our summer season at Camp.  Faithful from around the Diocese are invited to attend the day's festivities which will begin with a beautiful Divine Liturgy, followed by a delicious brunch, live music and all kinds of games and activities for kids and adults alike!  This is a great way to start our summer together!  Join us on June 11th!  There is not registration for Family Day.  Come one!  Come all!

Please re-visit the Camp Nazareth website for periodic updates about these events!!

2023 Science and Nature Camp

Camp Nazareth's Fourth Annual Science and Nature Camp will take place from Sunday, August 6 - Saturday, August 12, 2023.

Camp participants will learn all about Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology and SO MUCH MORE!  Past Presentations and activities have been given and led by the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Jennings Environmental Center, as well as local high school teachers and college professors.

Participants will have the opportunity to use telescopes, microscopes, and water quality management technology as well as explore the trails, waterfalls, streams and geography of the Camp.  Special emphasis will be placed on appreciating the beauty of nature and the wonder of the fields of science they will study.

The Science and Nature Camp is a resident (sleep-away) Camp for ages 8-18.  It will take place on the 289 beautiful acres of Camp Nazareth property located at 339 Pew Road, Mercer, PA.

Click here to Register for our Science and Nature Camp!

Email campnazareth@acrod.org or call 724-662-4840 for more information.

In addition to the Science and Nature program, participants will enjoy the many amenities Camp Nazareth has to offer including a Junior Olympic-size swimming pool, climate-controlled cabins, sports fields and basketball courts, a large Rec Room, a volleyball court, and much more.

The Science and Nature Camp Flyer, information sheet, Camper/Parent Packet and Schedule will be posted in 2023


2022 Summer Camp Season In Review

Read 2022 Summer Camp Recap Article

You can watch the End-of-Week Slideshows for each of the 2022 Weeks below:

Week 1 - Video Week 1 - Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries

Week 2 - Video Week 2 - New England, NY, NJ, Florida and Canada Deaneries

Week 3 - Video Week 3 - Johnstown, Pocono, Southern Tier, Youngstown and Chicago Deaneries






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