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.  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.

Click here for Summer Camp Registration!


Latest News

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 Family Day and Family Camp

Family Day is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Camp Nazareth.

Family Camp is schedule for Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Camp Nazareth.

Come enjoy the day and/or the weekend at the Camp!

Register for Family Camp here:  2022 Family Camp

Family Day is the annual kick-off of the Summer Season at Camp Nazareth.  Celebrate a beautiful Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Gregory.  After Liturgy enjoy a delicious meal together in the Camp Lodge.  And then enjoy the rest of the day together at Camp.  Activities will include music entertainment, swimming, crafts, and plenty more for families and friends to enjoy together.  Divine Liturgy begins at 10am followed by the special Fr. Michael and Pani Eleanor Polanichka dedication and then Lunch in the Camp Lodge.

See the Family Day Flyer here:  2022 Family Day Flyer

Family Camp at Camp Nazareth is exactly what it sounds like.  Families “camping” together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another.

This is the eighth annual Family Camp.  Each year we have a wonderful time together and we are looking forward to being together again this year after a few years “off”!  The schedule includes services, Family Activities, discussions, campfires, games, free time, swimming, an All-Camp Cookout and Kickball Game (Kids vs Parents!!), a new Saturday Evening Activity with a Surprise!, and variety of other activities that families will find both fun and relaxing.

Families will have a cabin to themselves; plenty of space to rest and relax and simply be together during and after the weekend’s festivities. 

This year’s theme – “Finding Peace Where it Matters Most:  Your Own Home!"     

Come enjoy a weekend of prayer and fun-in-Christ with your family.  Space is limited to the first 10 families, so please register soon!!  Registration is currently open but will close on May 27th!!

See the Family Camp Flyer here:  2022 Family Camp Flyer

See the Family Camp Schedule here:  2022 Family Camp Schedule


You can also register for Family Camp here:  2022 Family Camp

2022 Diocesan Senior Retreat

Our Diocese is pleased to announce its third annual Senior Retreat which will take place at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in Mercer, PA from May 10-12, 2022.   The Retreat will feature keynote addresses by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky.  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:  Staying Faithful No Matter What!” 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!!  Register Here:  2022 Diocesan Senior Retreat

If you cannot register online, you may access the mail-in form by clicking the following link:  Mail-in Response Form

You may also call (724-662-4840) or email the Camp at campnazareth@acrod.org for more information.

See the Senior Retreat Schedule here!

See the Senior Retreat Welcome and Information Letter here!

Don’t miss out on our third annual Senior Retreat!  Register today!

Registration closes on Friday, May 6, 2022.


2021 Summer Camp Season In Review

Read 2021 Summer Camp Recap Article

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






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