Summit Lake is a year-round Christian Conference and Retreat Center located near Emmitsburg, MD, just over the mountain from Mount Saint Mary’s University. We rent our facilities to church and school groups of 15 to 380 for religious and educational retreats, summer camp and outdoor education. Summit Lake is 20 minutes from Liberty Mountain and is an ideal spot for ski retreats. We are open year round, and all buildings are heated during winter months. Meeting rooms and lodges are air conditioned during summer months.

It is our prayer and expectation that the atmosphere at Summit Lake will facilitate your spiritual and educational goals and enrich your life for years to come. Summit Lake is situated in a valley near the top of a mountain. It is totally secluded but only 10 minutes from a major highway. As you enter the gate, allow your mind to rest, and open your heart to the Creator and His beauty all around you.

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A perfect spot to take time out from everyday cares and enjoy the warmth of Christian fellowship, while strengthening your relationship with God.  Enjoy wooded slopes, savory home cooked meals (including homemade bread every day), crackling fires and fresh mountain air as you grow personally and spiritually in the serenity and splendor of God’s creation.  Prices include lodging, meeting areas, meals, and recreational activities.  Ski resorts and golf courses are located in close proximity.  The Summit Lake campus includes over 200 acres of hiking trails, playing fields, and other outdoor activities as well as an indoor gym.

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