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.  

Boys Bathhouse Complete

Boys Bathhouse Complete

The boy’s bathhouse was ready for use by Memorial Day and we couldn’t be more pleased. The bathroom is attractive, full of light, durable, and easy to keep clean. The existing bathhouse was refitted with new counters, fixtures, lights, partitions, and more. The new shower room addition provides privacy with ample space for changing. Just…

Pavement Ahead

Pavement Ahead

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

Summer Camp Attendance Surges

Summer Camp Attendance Surges

Last summer, we had 390 campers attend Highland Summer Camps; this year that total has risen to about 465. That increase of 75 campers makes it our highest summer camp attendance in 10 years! Friends of Highland are excited to see more young people experiencing camp at Highland, but may ask, “Why the increase?” Several…