Camp Bethel is an outdoor ministry of the Virlina District Church of the Brethren established to foster and build relationships with God, each other, and God's creation. The Camp encompasses 470 acres of forests, fields, ponds, streams, and hills in Botetourt County. The property connects to the Jefferson National Forest and a 3-mile trail hike up through Horseshoe Bend to the Appalachian Trail. Programs at Camp Bethel began in 1927. The Camp is open all year for conferences, retreats, festivals, school groups, outdoor education, and other family, church and community events.
Camp Bethel offers Summer Camp Programs to include Resident Camps, Day Camps, Adventure Camps, Performing Arts Camps, Specialty Camps, and Family Programs. The Camp is ACA- Accredited (http://www.acacamps.org/) and is staffed with caring, professional counselors and staff. ACA Accreditation is a distinction that only the best camps achieve. The camp follows 300 health, safety and program quality standards covering all facets of operations: site and food services, transportation, health and wellness, program design and activities, aquatics, advertures and trips. The programs provide developmentally appropriate experiences, opportunities for service, leadership, growth, experiential education and discovery.
Lodges, cabins, cottages, shelters and meeting rooms in a rustic-modern style are available as facility rentals. Events and programs held at the Camp include festivals, outdoor education, banquets, weddings, group high-or-low ropes courses, school field trips and other varying offerings.
Camp Bethel can be contacted at:
(540) 992-2940 Campbetheloffice@gmail.com. The Camp's location is 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA 24090 Please see our "Links" section for the website information.