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"In the hills of our Virginia, where the whippoorwills are calling, where the crystal springs are flowing, is our Camp Bethel." At the foot of the towering Blue Ridge Mountains are the hills of our Camp Bethel. Just 10 miles north of Roanoke, Camp Bethel is a historic site, a peaceful and remote sanctuary, yet closely accessible via I-81 and Route 11. The vast Jefferson National Forest adjoins our 470 acres of hiking trails, ponds, streams, open meadows, forests, and rolling hills. Camp Bethel offers affordable, comfortably modern, as well as quaint-rustic style facilities for year-round use. Programming is planned to meet your needs, or the needs of your group, your family, and your church. Camp Bethel is open and active all year. June through August, we offer the area's best summer camping programs for children and youth, providing fun and challenge for both returning and first-time campers. We are proud of our excellent summer camping programs and our upstanding summer staff. September through May, Camp Bethel is busy with guests for retreats and conferences, festivals, family weekends and ropes course experiences or school groups on weekdays for environmental education programs. Our meals are excellent: We're proud to serve you during your event. Remember to plan your next banquet in the Ark Dining Hall. Our conference rooms are comfortable, spacious and just what you need for your sessions. Come and hold a meeting in a conference room with a fireplace and a view. If you are looking for a summer camp, a retreat center, a banquet site, a high/low ropes challenge, a day of outdoor education, or just a place to walk, hike, relax and commune with God, the Virlina District Church of the Brethren invites and welcomes you to come TOGETHER and discover Camp Bethel.

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  • Directions: Heading North on I-81: 1. Take Exit 156. 2. At end of ramp, turn right onto Brugh’s Mill Road. 3. Go .2 of a mile to stop sign. 4. Turn left (North) onto Rt. 11. 5. Go approximately 2 miles (Mill Creek Baptist Church will be on your left). 6. Just after the church turn right onto Blue Ridge Turnpike, route 606. 7. Go 1.6 miles to stop sign, turn right onto Nace Road, route 640. 8. Go less than 1/10th mile and turn left onto Bethel Road, again route 606. 9. Drive under rail-road trestle, entrance to camp is .3 of a mile straight ahead. Heading South on I-81: 1. Take exit 162 (Buchanan). 2. At end of ramp, turn left (south) onto Rt. 11 toward Troutville. 3. Go 3.2 miles and turn left onto Blue Ridge Turnpike (606). 4. Go 1.6 miles to stop sign, turn right onto Nace Road (640). 5. Go less than 1/10th mile and turn left onto Bethel Road (again, 606). 6. Drive under rail-road trestle, entrance to camp is .3 of a mile straight ahead.
  • Miles from I-81: 3
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  • Credit Card Types Accepted: All credit card types accepted
  • Additional Information: Payments can be made at time of visit or through PayPal. Reservations require deposit.
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  • DescriptionOur facility is ideal for unique events for groups, families, and those wishing to have easy access to the local outdoors. We have several cabins and cottages that sleep 14 each in bunks. Our lodges vary in size and capacity, but are typically outfitted with bunks or twin beds, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a meeting space. If your group is in need of extra meeting spaces, we have three conference rooms, a dining hall with a capacity of 200, two picnic shelters, and a roofed, open air amphitheater. Camp Bethel is a rustic event space in the heart of the mountains. In addition to our many indoor facilities, we also offer limited, full RV hookup sites, as well as tent camping with seasonal bath houses. Please visit our website, campbethelvirginia.org, for more information on our event spaces, as well as pricing and booking information.
  • Total Sq. Ft.10300
  • Reception Capacity975
  • Space NotesNOTE TO OUR GUESTS: Camp Bethel is the outdoor ministry (camp and conference center) of the Virlina District Church of the Brethren. Founded in 1927, Camp Bethel is “sacred ground” for thousands of persons who find sanctuary in these 470 beautiful, peaceful acres. Our primary mission is as a Christian Summer Camp, so our lodging and bathing facilities are generally rustic and simple. We welcome your use of our camp facilities for your event. Take comfort in simplicity and bring a spirit of self-sufficiency for your stay. TERMS OF USE: Overnight Lodging = 2pm-12noon. Day Use = 8am-5pm. Deposits are required to reserve facilities and services. Your deposit counts toward your final bill. For lodging and meals, children ages 4-12 receive 50% discount , and children 0-3 are free.
  • Theatre Capacity500
  • Type of Space Indoor & Outdoor Space
  • Banquet Capacity400
  • Number of Rooms7
  • Classroom Capacity120
  • Sleeping Rooms234
Ark Conference Room
  • Theater Capacity: 40
House of Pillars Conference Room
  • Theater Capacity: 110
Deer Field Conference Hall
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 975
Ark Dining/Meeting Hall
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Bethel Lodge Meeting Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 20

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