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

Benefit Auction: February 18

Benefit Auction: February 18

Add February 18 to your calendars, and plan to join us at Eastern Mennonite High School. Delicious concessions will be available, and a variety of goods will be for sale in the silent and live auctions. Click for more info.

Planning a Winter/Spring Retreat?

Planning a Winter/Spring Retreat?

Plan a winter/spring retreat for a church, club, or family group, and take advantage of a great seasonal discount: Up to 20% off lodging, now through Easter!

Annual Highland Banquet: Dec. 6, 2016

Annual Highland Banquet: Dec. 6, 2016

Mark your calendars: the date for Highland’s Annual Banquet has been set! Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for an evening of good food, fellowship, and information about how things are going at Highland. Click photo for more info.

2017 Summer Staff Positions Open

2017 Summer Staff Positions Open

Though the calendar and the weather tell us we are as far from summer as can be, this is the time for one of the most important parts of Highland Summer Camp: hiring summer staff. Dean Williams, Summer Program Director, is excited to once again seek out young adults who have a strong Christian faith,…

Partners in Ministry: 2016 Highland Banquet

Partners in Ministry: 2016 Highland Banquet

The weather on the day of this year’s banquet was chilly and damp, but the atmosphere inside the EMHS dining hall was warm and full of cheerful fellowship, as friends of Highland Retreat gathered to hear updates on the past year. Following a tasty dinner for the 249 attendees, Kent Kauffman, Highland’s Executive Director, highlighted…

Pavement Complete

Pavement Complete

About every 7 years, Highland has spent a significant amount of money resurfacing Upper Highland Drive, the road that begins at 259 and continues past the office towards Red Oak Lodge. Because asphalt prices are low, this year we decided to pave instead of using prime and seal. The cost of paving is about 60% more,…