Welcome to Highland Retreat

Highland Retreat is a welcoming Christian camp located in northwestern Virginia featuring a beautiful retreat setting and exciting summer youth camp! Explore our Retreats and Camping page to learn more about bringing your family, church, school, or other group; go to the Summer Camp page to find out about our summer camp for young people ages 5-16. Highland serves the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia, the Eastern West Virginia panhandle, and more.  We invite you to learn more about us,  contact us, or get directions.

News, Events & Announcements

It’s Camping Season!

It’s Camping Season!

Mount Everett campground is a great place to camp as a family or a group. While the Tabernacle camping area is only available when Summer Camps are not in session, Mount Everett does not have those restrictions. Come enjoy the great outdoors any day of the week! Click to view seasonal camping availability.

A Great Time to Plan a Reunion

A Great Time to Plan a Reunion

This is the time to think ahead to your next reunion! Be sure to book a location for your holiday gathering over Christmas and New Years while we still have buildings available. And it’s not too early to think about summer events in 2017 or 2018; spaces can be reserved as the summer progresses.

Steak BBQ Fundraiser, June 25

Steak BBQ Fundraiser, June 25

All are welcome to join us for Highland Retreat’s Steak BBQ and summer staff commissioning service on Saturday, June 25. Enjoy a variety of afternoon activities, a steak dinner, and a concert by “The Walking Roots Band.” See details on the Annual BBQ page.  

A Stranger Strolled in to Highland

A Stranger Strolled in to Highland

Last weekend a stranger strolled in to Highland taking a welcomed break in Creekside cabin. Her name was Kathy Finch. This past Wednesday we dropped off a new friend on the forest road that lies at the end of Little Dry River road. Kathy is a through hiker on the Great Eastern Trail (GET) and had…

A Reason for Rejoicing

A Reason for Rejoicing

Highland has been working hard at not spending money and it is finally paying off! 2015 was a tough year for Highland financially: Our regular income was down $20,000. Beginning in September, we froze all spending that was not necessary for serving our current guests or for moving forward on designated projects like the boy’s…

Registrations Rolling In

Registrations Rolling In

Highland Summer Camp registrations are rolling in well ahead of previous years! While there are several waitlists forming, most camp weeks do still have openings. As of April 6, 288 campers have already registered, compared to 237 at the same time last year. Some increase was expected with the addition of The Peak, but 50 additional campers…