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Nestled in the pristine mountains of western Virginia, in a small town called Rural Retreat, is a special place for children and adults of all ages. Come experience a different type of vacation in the lush Blue Ridge valley paradise of A.R.E. Camp!

Spend your days eating home-cooked meals straight out of our organic garden, have meaningful conversations with like-minded individuals, take a hike up to White Rock Mountain, swim in the peaceful pond, meditate in a shady oak grove, listen to the sound of children’s laughter, and live the ideals put forth by Edgar Cayce of a balance between mind, body, and spirit.

View details about our summer sessions on our A.R.E. Camp Events Page. You can also download a copy of a Typical Day at Camp!

Register today by calling 800-333-4499! 
Register for your sessions

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A.R.E. Camp  - Rural Retreat, Virginia
(All ages - All Families)

Register today by calling 800-333-4499!
Register for your sessions

"I would say that it (Camp) is the one place on Earth where you can truly be yourself and be loved and accepted by others. It is home for my heart." K.W. Salem, WV

“Camp isn't just a part of my life, it was the start of my life. Because of it, I came out of my shell. I connected with other people, and ultimately, myself.” G.J.

“A.R.E. Camp isn't just a camp, it's a community, a family. It's my community. It's my family. And I am one of the luckiest people EVER to be able to experience it. Camp is my happy place and I have no idea where I would be without it.” – L.C.

“A.R.E. Camp will change you. It glows like a light inside your heart. Come to camp, see the light, let it shine in you.” – S.Y.


Matching Gift Fund—Help Us Rebuild the Camp Dining Hall!

Most of you know that Camp’s Dining Hall burned down in June, 2015. We have broken ground to build a new one and we need your help! Keep us in your prayers and consider making a donation.

A committed group of A.R.E. Camp fans has put together a $40,000 Matching Gift Fund where they will match your donation of $200 or more dollar-for-dollar! AND they'll match donations of $1,000 or more at a rate of TWO-TO-ONE! Think of all of our happy campers… and please donate what you can.