We have a number of "OPEN" weekends for your group. Check out our Calendar (by going to the menu above) and take a look at the coming year. Weekends that do not have a group will be labeled as OPEN. We also have plenty of weekdays available for special meetings, training times and retreats for Christian Schools. To be sure, you are always welcome to contact us at the camp office by phone or text at 678-842-3325 to verify that a certain day(s) or weekend is open.
Located on 144 acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania, New Life operates a retreat season during the Fall, Winter, and Spring, serving churches and youth groups from August through May. New Life's full time staff is available to help you formulate a program that will best meet the needs of your group of 20 to 80 people. Whether preparing meals, speaking, leading music, or leading activities, we can tailor our program to fulfill a variety of retreat goals. We invite you to look at our available dates and to contact us if you have any further questions.
Registration & Costs
After an available weekend is secured that fits your adult or youth program, submit application, along with a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 (deduct $100 from this fee if New Life will be providing meals for your group) and a guarantee deposit of $250.00. New Life suggests a gift of $45.00 per person for the weekend. At the end of the retreat, you will have one month to decide if you wish to re-schedule for the next year. You will have the first choice to reserve the same weekend you had for the next year, but we cannot hold past one month without a new application and the registration fee. For a mid-week retreat, we require a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00, a guarantee deposit of $100.00, and a suggested gift of $22.50 per person for the 1st night and $12.50 per person for each additional night. Discounts are available for young children that come with families.
Planning Your Retreat
Many of the groups that come to New Life through out the year plan their own program. But often the staff of New Life are asked to help prepare and to implement the program on the behalf of the retreat group. New Life staff members are ready to plan an exciting program and share sound, fundamental Biblical truth with your group. We encourage you to utilize our full time workers in for Bible teaching, worship leading, activities and even helping with meal preparation. Think of New Life as your Retreat Buffet, use us as you would like. Each retreat does have the freedom to plan their own program, but we do ask that your speaker agree with New Life Bible Camp's Statement of Faith.
The Main Lodge has a dining room and meeting room that accommodate up to 80 people. The gameroom is also located on the first floor of the Main Lodge. In the beautiful log-cabin style lodge is dormitory style rooms where your group will be sleeping. There are three separate dorm areas in the Main Lodge which sleeps a total of 76 people. Bathroom and shower facilities are located in these three sections. The Nest dorm has one dorm with 8 beds and a bathroom. We are not able to accommodate any pets. For a brief look at our facilities, be sure to go to the above menu (Info: Facility Tour) to see what we have to offer.
Adventure Camp: We also offer two different rustic campsites. Adventure Camp, our main campsite, is located 6/10 mile up Sugar Run Rd. It has a pavilion with seating for 24, a cold water, bucket style shower area, a fire pit with seating for 16, and a wood shed. Sleeping arrangements include two 10x12 Adirondack style shelters and two 5x6 Adirondack style shelters. There is plenty of grass space for pitching a tent and campers are welcome to set up hammocks in the shelters or on the surrounding trees. April-November rain water tanks are set up to provide a dish washing area. New Life has most anything you made need including two outdoor propane stoves, smaller portable stoves, fire starting material, pots and pans, water jugs, ice, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, and backpacks. There is only one electric outlet in the pavilion and no running water. The second campsite, "The bear's den" is about a mile away from New Life's main lodge up on the top of Curly Mt. It is only accessible via a 4wd vehicle. We can transport your gear if needed. The campsite has one Adirondack style shelter and a fire pit. There is no electric or running water however we can haul water jugs up for you. This campsite offers a good view of the valley below, is quiet, and remote.
$45 per night for either campsite. This includes any size group, use of New Life's gear, and activities on the property of New Life. These campsites are perfect for a camping weekend get-a-way with friends and family.
Commercial equipment in a home style, user-friendly kitchen makes it easy for retreat groups to do their own cooking. Refrigerators, freezers, pizza, gas, and electric ovens, a grill and everything you will need to do the job are provided. We also provide dishes, cups, glasses, and eating utensils. Clean up is easy with our commercial dishwasher. If you prefer, you may bring paper products to help save time cleaning. Contact Chris Sirbaugh at 814-842-3325 for more information concerning food service at New Life Bible Camp.
New Life can provide meals for your group. The cost is $7.00 for breakfast, $7.00 for lunch, and $10.00 for supper.
The game room in the Main Lodge is equipped with the following: Foosball, ping pong, billiards, and air hockey. There is no cost to use games, with the exception of purchasing ping pong balls. The gym may be used for the Climbing Wall, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and hockey. Outside activities (depending on weather, season and staff availability) are waterside, zip wire, rifle range, archery, fishing pond, horseback riding, hiking, and over night camping at Camp Curly and the Bear's Den on Curly Mountain.
Laptop projector, television, piano, Fender Passport Sound System, guitarist and speakers available upon request.
You and your group are required to bring your own leaders and counselors. New Life staff will be available at all times to advise and assist. Make sure that enough leaders are available to supervise the number of youth that will be attending.