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Greene Hills

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Greene Hills- Formerly the Barree Iron Forge in the 1800's, the United Methodist Church acquired the property in 1963.  Greene Hills Camp consists of 220 acres of woods, fields, wetland, stream and river; it is surrounded on three sides by the Rothrock State Forest with the Little Juniata River as the southern border.  The camp consists of three distinct areas. We provide a place where all are welcomed and challenged to follow Jesus.

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To make your reservation for the facilities at Greene Hills, call 800-874-8474, ext. 3602 
or email camps@susumc.org.
For information and/or to make a reservation for the Greene Hills RV Park, call 814-669-4000
or email greenehillsrvpark@susumc.org.

Greene Hills BrochureRetreat Facilities Resources Available at Greene Hills| Reservation Application | Greene Hills Retreat Rates | Kitchen Usage by Rental Groups | Greene Hills RV Park Brochure | Greene Hills RV Park Pricelist | Parent Questionaire | Let's Get Acquainted Form |

History- Brief History of Greene Hills
1963: On June 27, the Methodist Church purchased what is now known as Greene Hills Camp from Betty Jane (Greene) Heine and husband Martin H. Heine. This property consisted of approximately 226 acres, the residue of the Barree Forge property, and was an operating dairy farm until this time. A public sale was made of the machinery, dairy equipment and livestock, and the Lodge was turned into a retreat center.

Pennsylvania House Furniture, Lewisburg, Pa, provided all the furniture on the first floor. In April of 1964, plans were implemented for construction of a rustic summer camp. This entailed drilling a well, building a pump house, and installing a sewage system. A 24'x70' dining hall was built by E. D. Shope of Huntingdon, and the camping area consisted of five tents and six hogans. The local unit of the U.S. Army Reserves and various other volunteer workers helped in the construction of the summer camp. The cabins currently in use, replacing the tents and hogans, were built in 1995.

SUMMER CAMP
All the facilities at the Summer Camp are unheated and are available from May 1 through May 30 and mid-August through October 15. Groups of 16 or more using the summer cabins will have their meals prepared for them by the camp's food service staff. Groups of 15 or less will be charged for 16 meals, or they may opt to take their meals at area restaurants. No groups are permitted to prepare their own meals using the camp's kitchen. When a group actually uses fewer cabins than originally reserved, groups will be billed for the number of cabins reserved.

The camp is comprised of eleven cabins, an infirmary, a staff house, a public bathhouse for all guests staying in the cabins and a screened-in dining area and kitchen. The cabins have four bunk beds per cabin to sleep a total of eight people. The Staff House and Infirmary each have a complete kitchen, lounge, and two 3/4 baths. The Staff House sleeps a total of eight, comprised of four bedrooms with a single bunk bed in each. The Infirmary sleeps a total of nine using two bedrooms: one contains a bunk bed and a single bed; the second room contains three bunk beds. A group reserving either the Staff house or Infirmary only will need to provide their own food and prepare their own meals; no meals will be prepared by the food service staff. Parties reserving facilities at the Summer Camp are to phone the Camp Registrar in Mechanicsburg at 1-800-874-8474 to request dates and a reservation form. A non-refundable deposit of one night's lodging per sleeping quarter made payable to Susquehanna Conference is required in advance and should accompany the reservation form. Parties reserving four or more facilities will have priority.

Retreats- Manor
The Manor is a  year-round retreat center that can accommodate 38 people.  Also available for use are:  barn with an indoor climbing wall, stage, basketball court, outdoor stage, pavilion, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, tetherball, and swimming pool. Please see rates for additional fee information.

Summer Camps
These are seasonal (April-October) facilities that can accommodate up to 100 people in simple sleeping cabins.  These facilities also include a screened-in dining hall, central bathhouse, pavilion, recreation field, infirmary building, and staff cabin.

Greene Hills
5125 Manor Dr,
Alexandria, PA 16611
Phone: 814-669-4212
E-Mail: greenehillscamp@susumc.org

TRAVELING WEST take Route 22. Six miles west of Huntingdon watch for the junction of Route 305 East, turning right onto Route 305. Go half a mile into the village of Alexandria. At the stop sign on the other side of the bridge turn right, continuing on Route 305 East. Travel two miles. At the stop sign at the "T" turn left toward the village of Barree (at this point cease following Rt. 305). Follow the road for about 2.5 miles. You have arrived! Road signs for Greene Hills are visible to direct you.

TRAVELING EAST take Route 22. From the Water Street Flea Market travel 2.5 miles to the junction of Route 305 East, turning left onto Route 305. Go half a mile into the village of Alexandria. At the stop sign on the other side of the bridge turn right, continuing on Route 305 East. Travel two miles. At the stop sign at the "T" turn left toward the village of Barree (at this point cease following Rt. 305). Follow the road for about 2.5 miles. You have arrived! Road signs for Greene Hills are visible to direct you.

TRAVELING NORTH take Route 522 north through the village of Mount Union. At the traffic light at the far edge of Mount Union, turn left onto Route 22 west. Follow Route 22 west toward Huntingdon. Six miles west of Huntingdon watch for the junction of Route 305 East, turning right onto Route 305. Go half-a-mile into the village of Alexandria. At the stop sign on the other side of the bridge turn right, continuing on Route 305 East. Travel two miles. At the stop sign at the "T" turn left toward the village of Barree (at this point cease following Rt. 305). Follow the road for about 2.5 miles. You have arrived! Road signs for Greene Hills are visible to direct you.

TRAVELING SOUTH take Route 220 south into Tyrone. In Tyrone pick up Route 453 toward Water Street. Follow Route 453 to the junction for Routes 453 and 22 east (the Water Street Flea Market will be across the street from the junction)). From the Water Street Flea Market travel 2.5 miles to the junction of Route 305 East, turning left onto Route 305. Go half-a-mile into the village of Alexandria. At the stop sign on the other side of the bridge turn right, continuing on Route 305 East. Travel two miles. At the stop sign at the "T" turn left toward the village of Barree (at this point cease following Rt. 305). Follow the road for about 2.5 miles. You have arrived! Road signs for Greene Hills are visible to direct you.

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