Bear Creek Camp is a ministry of the Southeastern and Northeastern Pennsylvania Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Located on nearly 3,000 acres in the beauty of the Pocono Mountains, Bear Creek Camp offers year-round opportunities, including summer residential youth camp, nature day camp, environmental education programs, weekend camp retreats and outside group rentals.




Bear Creek Camp’s core purpose is to help individuals explore, celebrate and grow in God’s creation. We cultivate a dynamic ministry of experiences and community through:

  • Having fun

  • Sharing faith

  • Developing leaders

  • Building character

  • Promoting adventure, and

  • Embracing the inclusion of all

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