"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.