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Giving at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center

There are so many ways to give at Gretna Glen. Every gift is valued and an honor for us to use for God's Place Apart. Transforming Lives. Our organization is a 501(c )3 non-profit. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Called to Give

Giving General Donations

Financial donations given directly to Gretna Glen are a vital part of keeping camp running smoothly. These donations go into our operations account and support us with covering the general cost of operating camp. Donations can be made by check or our online giving platforms which also have the option for setting up monthly reoccurring donations. Send donation by check to: Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center   87 Old Mine Road Lebanon, PA 17042


Helping purchase supplies we need at camp is a fun way to help us. 

  1. We keep a current Amazon wish list for those smaller supplies that help keep camp running. Gretna Glen's Amazon Wishlist
  2. We also have these items on our wish list. Wheelbarrow, 2x4's, office supply gift cards, fuel gift cards, Igloo water coolers, winter sleds, grass seed, Home Depot or Lowe's gift cards, new pillows, and snow shovels.

Volunteering for a week during summer with our programs is just one option. Volunteering to help with our site maintenance, office work, programming or foodservice can happen all throughout the year. Volunteering is how camp began and it is still the foundation of how we get to do what we do.  

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Giving Capital Gifts

Giving through capital gifts is another way to be an intrical part of Gretna Glen today and for the future. As we follow our master plan we continue to enhance Gretna Glen with projects that make camp more accessible to all people which is of great importance to us.

Carrie Lodge/Health Center

Our next large building project

We are so very excited to be moving forward with this much-needed project. This update will benefit our summer campers and retreat groups as this building becomes more of a year-round facility. The space will become ADA accessible along with providing a summer program office in the central part of our site. We are grateful to have already secured donations of $248,407 (as of 8-18-2023). The estimated cost for this project is between $450,000-$500,000.


The Story of the Showerhouse

This project started in February 2017 and was completed in May 2018.

 Why did we build it?

This building was talked about as far back as the 90’s and continued to be a dream until we stared fundraising in earnest for it in 2015. The mainsite showerhouse is an incredible space that is made with high quality long lasting products that will stand up to the unique environment and the way it is utilized. This space is ADA compliant and provides the privacy needed for campers and guests to take care of their most basic needs in a modern welcoming space.

 Who built it?

The building of this space was a joint effort between Arthur Funk & Son Construction and the Gretna Glen staff and volunteers.

 How was this project funded?

This capital project was funded by 102 wonderful donors and our Gretna Gritty Mud Run Event.

Total cost of project was $241,400

The Story of the Dining Hall Deck Addition 

This project started in January of 2016 and was completed by mid-May.

 Why did we build it?

This much needed space doubled our occupancy for our dining hall which was needed due to the growth of our site. While the space is designed first as dining hall seating, it quickly coverts to a covered space for worship and activities on those rainy camp days. The multiple use space has been a welcomed addition to Gretna Glen and is appreciated by all of our guests and campers.

 Who built it?

The building of this space was a joint effort between Arthur Funk & Son Construction and the Gretna Glen staff and volunteers.

 How was this project funded?

This capital project was funded by 34 wonderful donors, and a grant from Clark Associates Charitable Foundation. Total cost of project was $260,000

Planned Giving-Leaving a Legacy

Gifts can be as simple as a gift of cash or marketable securities, to as complex as a Charitable Trust. Some donors consider bequests in their will or a gift of life insurance. Some gifts provide income to the donor during their lifetime, and some are tax-advantaged.

Why not consider adding Gretna Glen to your plan?  Here is our planned giving brochure and a planning guide to help with the process.