Camp Nazareth

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Camp Nazareth is the official Youth Camp, Retreat and Conference Center  for the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. The center is located in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

The center, established in 1977, is located on a 289 acre property of rolling hills and open fields in Western Pennsylvania. The center was acquired during the episcopate of Bishop John (Martin) and expanded during the episcopate of Metropolitan Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos.


The camp possesses living accommodations in ten cabins with a capacity of 176. The cabins are arranged around a large rustic lodge that contains the administrative office and director's residence and a kitchen that supports the dining room that seats 300 people.

The lodge also contains a recreation room, craft room, health center, and gift shop. Facilities for various sports include a large swimming pool, softball field, and hiking trails.

In 2003, the Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius was added to the camp providing a great improvement for liturgical services for the local parish community as well as users of the camp facilities. The church replaced a chapel.