Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send my child to summer camp at Summit Lake?
We do not offer our own summer camp programming at this time, but we would love to see you and your child at Summit Lake with your church or school group! Ask your group leader or youth pastor to contact us about renting our facilities.

Who can come to Summit Lake?
We rent our facilities to Christian groups of 15 to 380.  We are also available to public and private school groups for outdoor environmental education and other types of retreats for school groups.

When is the camp open?
Summit Lake is a year-round Christian retreat center.  Facilities are available for weekday as well as weekend use.

I'm coming to Summit Lake for a retreat. What do I need to bring?
You must bring all toiletries, towels, linens, blankets, pillows and/or sleeping bags.

My child is coming to Summit Lake. How do I send mail to him?
You can send mail using the following format:
Child's Name
Group Name
Summit Lake Camp
7610 Hampton Valley Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Is smoking permitted?
No, smoking is not permitted on camp property.

Is alcohol permitted?
No.

What methods of payment do you accept?
The registration fee must be paid by check. The remainder, which is paid when your group comes to camp, can be paid by check or cash. We do not accept credit cards.

Are there any additional fees?
No. The price quoted on the Prices page includes lodging, food, and all activities.