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 2022
We are looking forward our 2022 Diocesan Summer Camping Weeks!! As of right now, we are planning to have our 2022 Diocesan Summer Weeks at Camp at full capacity! Please note that Registration is open as of 6pm, March 15th!!! Please read ALL the information below BEFORE you register!!
Before registering your camper for Camp, please read the following Policies and Guidelines Re COVID-19, which details what the Camp will and will not require at Camp this Summer. In addition, please read the following Informed Consent Agreement 2022, which will be sent to you for signature after you register your child for Camp. They are important documents that parents and campers need to read and understand BEFORE registering for Camp and BEFORE arriving at Camp.
Our Diocesan Weeks are as follows:
Week 1: Sunday, July 17 – Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries
Week 2: Sunday, July 24 – Saturday, July 30, 2022 – New England, NY, NJ, Florida and Canada Deaneries
Week 3: Sunday, July 31 – Saturday, August 6, 2022 -- Johnstown, Pocono, Southern Tier, Youngstown and Chicago Deaneries
Science and Nature Camp: Sunday, August 14-20, 2022 (please note this is a change from the original date!!)
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 2022 Summer. As we move forward together, please note the following for 2022:
- The Camping weeks will run Sunday to Saturday
- Group Transportation (buses, vans, etc.) will be allowed
- Registration for Camp will NOT involve a Pre-Registration Process (as it did in 2021)
- Camp is planning to be at full capacity!
- 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 ANY week (i.e. they do not have to register for their Deanery’s Week) at Camp. HOWEVER, Campers will NOT be permitted to stay multiple weeks! Exception: Campers who are Seniors will be allowed to stay multiple weeks. All other campers may stay for 1 week only. However, you may register for a Diocesan Week AND the Science and Nature Week! As of 2021, no campers are allowed to stay over the weekend at Camp.
- On Tuesday, March 1st and Thursday, March 3rd (prior to Registration opening on March 15), Camp offered two informational webinars (they were the same webinar, but were offered twice) about the 2022 Summer Camping Weeks for all our campers, parents, clergy, volunteers and potential Staff. The webinars included the latest information on our 2022 Summer Camping Weeks including information about the Camp’s facility, kitchen, medical and program plans as they relate to up-to-date information about the Coronavirus. If you missed the webinars you can access an archived version here! Please watch the video prior to registering your child for Camp.
We are looking forward to a fun-filled, enjoyable and beautiful summer together with EVERYONE!!
Again, please re-visit the website for periodic updates about the 2022 Summer Camping Program. Camp Nazareth is committed to providing a great Summer Camp Experience to its campers. Part of that great experience is being healthy. Camp and its Staff will continue to consult with the Camp’s Medical Staff and pay close attention to the most current information and research regarding the Coronavirus to ensure it is doing everything it can to make Camp a great experience this Summer for our kids. Camp and its Staff are grateful that year-after-year you entrust the Camp with the care of your children. Each year we take that trust seriously. Camp 2022 will be no exception.
This link is for both the Diocesan Camping Weeks AND the Science and Nature Week!
Camp Planning to Open at Full-Capacity with all Events in 2022
Camp Nazareth is planning to host all its events in 2022, including all our Diocesan Weeks. These events include all its Summer Camping Weeks, as well as Family Camp and Family Day, its St. Symeon Seniors Retreat, and its other weekend and weekday retreats. All these event are being planned at full capacity. Here is a link to Camp’s 2022 schedule. You can also access the Camp's schedule via the Events Page from the Homepage.
Camp Nazareth remains committed to providing a safe and beautiful environment in which to enjoy each of its events. It continues to talk with its Medical Professionals, as well as pay close attention to the most current information and research regarding the Coronavirus to ensure it is doing everything it can to provide that safe environment. It will continue to keep you informed of any new information and developments as they relate to Camp.
In the meantime, we are looking forward to being together for all the events in 2022.
2022 Science and Nature Camp
Camp Nazareth's Fourth Annual Science and Nature Camp will take place from Sunday, August 14 - Saturday, August 20, 2022.
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 the Registration link above or click 2022 Science and Nature Camp to register!!
Email email@example.com 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 are located below.
2021 Summer Camp Season In Review
You can watch the End-of-Week Slideshows for each of the 2021 Weeks below:
Week 1 - Video Week 1 - New England, NY, NJ, Florida and Canada Deaneries
Week 2 - Video Week 2 - Johnstown, Pocono, Southern Tier, Youngstown and Chicago Deaneries
Week 3 - Video Week 3 - Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries