We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. We believe that nature is one of the best places to accomplish this. At Camp Alkulana, children and youth have the opportunity to get out of the city and explore the natural world in the Allegheny mountains and the beautiful George Washington forest.
Campers tell us that this retreat into the “wilderness” gives them a chance to disconnect from “real world problems” and discover things about themselves and the world around them that they had never learned before. It also provides a wonderful landscape to challenge themselves with new activities like hiking, rock climbing, caving, and canoeing.
We strive, first and foremost, to create a space for campers that is safe—emotionally and physically. We know that when they feel safe, they are able to learn the life-changing skills that create quantifiable growth—like independence, problem solving, and responsibility. Feeling safe also enables them to connect with people around them and grow in relationship with God.
The camp’s grounds along a creek in Bath County has been our home since we moved there in 1917! Come, join us there!