Gretna Glen Camp and Retreat Center, near Mt. Gretna, PA is about 15 minutes east of Hershey, PA. Gretna Glen grew from the roots of Mt. Gretna Campmeeting that was founded in 1892 by the United Brethren Church. The success of that Campmeeting, along with many committed leaders and volunteers, provided for the journey into a new ministry built at our current location in 1959 as a part of The United Methodist Church. We celebrate the wisdom and commitment of those who planned for a place for all people to come and find joy in this sacred space.
Our campers and retreat guests come from all walks of life, denominations, and other organizations to enjoy our facilities and programs. We are grateful for the diversity of opportunities that abound from this space and enjoy being about to meet the needs of a variety of children, youth, adult and special needs groups.
Gretna Glen has a year round staff of 6 dedicated people, a summer staff team of 40 and over 150 volunteers that serve with us throughout the year. Together we provide a safe environment that gives opportunities for growth in relationships for self, community and with Jesus Christ.