Welcome To Camp Nazareth!
We would like to welcome you to the website of Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center. Camp Nazareth, located in Mercer, PA, has been serving a variety of groups and hosting many different events since 1977. It has hosted religious camps, sports camps, weekend retreats, school meetings, marriage retreats, band camps and other events during its 36-year history. We invite you to call or visit us to see how Camp Nazareth can meet your group’s individual needs.... Learn More >>
MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] The Diocesan Chancery and Camp Nazareth are pleased to announce that Camp now has Online Registration available to register for Summer Camp. The new online system went “live” today and can be accessed through the Camp Nazareth website at campnazareth.org. This new system will enable our campers and their parents to complete most of the registration process without having to keep track of paper documents and material. It will also simplify the process for the Camp when it comes to registration. The new system will allow campers and their families to pay for Camp online.
Family Camp - June 5-7, 2015
Join us for Family Camp at Camp Nazareth for a weekend of participating in services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another.
Diocesan Camp 2015
Week 1 -- July 19 -25, 2015 -- New England, NY, NJ, Florida and Canada Deaneries
Week 2 -- July 26 - Aug 1, 2015 --Johnstown, Pocono, Southern Tier, Youngstown and Chicago Deaneries
Week 3 -- Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2015 --Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries
Reflections From Camp Nazareth
Overcoming Home Sickness
Telling a homesick camper to stop being homesick can sometimes be like trying to stop a runaway train with nothing more than your words. Children who are sick for home often cannot help the way they feel and their resulting reactions. True, the effects of homesickness can be minimized while a child is at camp, but better still is some “preventative maintenance” that can be done before a child comes to camp and which helps them work through these completely normal feelings.
As a parent myself, I want my children to miss me when they are not at home. Hopefully they do. That’s a sign that they care for and love their mom and dad. But as a parent, I do not want those feelings to prevent them from being away from home, from having a good time when they are, or from growing up.
Below are a few tips to help we parents and our children minimize the effects of homesickness during a weeks stay at camp. Doing the things listed below will help your child to get the most out of their camp experience.
Dr. Christopher Thurber at UCLA has done extensive research in the area of children’s experience of homesickness. Read More >>